Into the Magic Forest Blanket by Melanie Berg

Into the Magic Forest Blanket

Knitting
July 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in St st on smaller needle after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
768 yards (702 m)
43½ " in diameter
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In the modern fairy tale Labyrinth, a shape-shifting owl bewitches a girl and her baby brother, spiriting them to a mysterious world whose riddles the girl must solve. The watchful eyes of the owls in this blanket will bespell your little sweetie to sleep. The blanket is knitted from the center out in bulky yarn, creating a plush and cozy fabric that’s machine washable. I-cord finishing makes an elegant edge.

NOTES

  • The blanket is worked in the round from the center outward. Begin the blanket on double-pointed needles, but as the stitch count grows, switch to shorter circular needle and later to longer circular needle.
  • Blanket must be blocked flat to final shape.
  • Buttons are a choking hazard and should be left off for children under age 3.