Kex Blanket by Stephen West

Kex Blanket

February 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
2950 - 3000 yards (2697 - 2743 m)
58" / 147cm wide, 80" / 203cm long
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Horizontal stripes and vertical slipped stitches give a striking effect to this large blanket. Occasional horizontal bands are worked perpendicular to the fabric, creating a plaid effect. The stitch pattern is completely reversible so you can be cozy and look effortlessly fabulous at the same time. Work with the recommended four colors or use all your worsted weight stash yarns for an even more colorful blanket.

Finished Measurements
58” / 147cm wide, 80” / 203cm long. Measurements taken after blocking.

Worsted weight

Color A - 1,260yds / 1,152m
Color B - 500yds / 457m
Color C - 280yds / 256m
Color D - 910yds / 832m

Note: The wide Color D border can be worked with fewer garter ridges, resulting in less yarn required. Colors B, C & D are the contrast color stripes. These could all be various scrap or stash yarns. I chose to work with a total of 4 colors, but you could choose a dozen or more colors to distribute your yardage needs.

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Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER
Color A - Nest
Color B - Embers
Color C - Faded Quilt
Color D - Woodsmoke

60” US 9 / 5.5mm circular
The blanket is knit flat, but circular needles are recommended so all the stitches are relaxed and comfy on the needles.

Tapestry needle

18 sts and 26 rows = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch

The garter stitch border is knit with CC (color D), not MC.

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