Mediterranean Seas Lap Blanket by Kalliopi Aronis

Mediterranean Seas Lap Blanket

Knitting
May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1650 yards (1509 m)
Lap Blanket 35" x 44"
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Bring the Mediterranean into your home without having to travel!
I grew up in Greece and having the sea as my playground was something I was incredibly grateful for (especially since they tend to use gravel in their parks instead of grass or rubber mats). Even though I didn’t live on an island the sea by my apartment would take on the most amazing colors, pale greens on a calm day or dark grays during strong winds. I was inspired by those colors and the colors of the sea off of various islands I’ve traveled to for this lap blanket.
As for the patterns, they reflect the ubiquitous island architecture, a stone walkway leading up to a white house framed by beautiful flowers.
This blanket is the perfect size to keep on your lap on chillier summer evenings and to daydream about traveling to far off places…

Size
Width: 35”, Length: 44“
Size can be adjusted by working more or less repeats (12 stitch repeat)

Yarn
Anzula Ava
(80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 330 yds 301 m/113 g):
Au Natural, 3 skeins (MC)
Aqua, 1 skeins (CC1)
Blueberry, 1 skeins (CC2)

Gauge
20 sts and 16 rows = 4” in lace pattern

Tools
Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 40“ circular needle (to accommodate stitches)
Markers (m)

Notes
If you’re not partial to tassels work the first 4 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)
First and last 3 sts are in garter stitch except where noted.
Don’t carry yarn up sides, cut yarn at every color change.
Blanket is knit flat, chart is read from right to left on RS and left to right on WS.