On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio
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On the Porch

Knitting
May 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
600 - 1700 yards (549 - 1554 m)
Six sizes: Baby, Small, Medium, Large, XL & XXL (see dimensions below)
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The On the Porch blanket is a very easy knitting pattern. This lightweight blanket is perfect for cool summer evenings…on the porch.

I have so many fond memories of summer evenings spent on the porch with dear friends and family. The simple textured stripe design of this blanket reminds me of the old painted wood floor of a special porch from my childhood.

Read more about this pattern on my blog.


DIRECTIONS FOR SIX SIZES:
Approximate sizes after blocking…

Baby: 28” wide x 30.5” long
Small: 30” wide x 35” long
Medium: 33.5” wide x 38” long
Large: 38” wide x 41” long
XL: 42” wide x 47” long
XXL: 46” wide x 50” long

Finished size may vary depending on yarn weight and gauge used.

Any of the blanket sizes may be made longer by adding pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about 1.5” to the length of the blanket. Pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make blankets longer.


WORSTED WEIGHT YARN:

Baby: 600 - 620 yards
Small: 730 - 750 yards
Medium: 880 - 900 yards
Large: 1100 - 1150 yards
XL: 1400 - 1450 yards
XXL: 1600 - 1700 yards

Be sure to buy additional yarn if you plan to add length to your blanket.

The pattern may also be used with DK or Aran weight yarns. Select the needle size that gives the best appearance for your yarn. Finished size and amount of yarn needed may vary depending on yarn choice and gauge….so buy extra yarn just in case!


GAUGE:

Stockinette stitch with US size 9 needles: approximately 15 stitches & 20 rows = 4”

Exact gauge is not essential.

I used US size 9 knitting needles…but choose the needle size that gives the best appearance with your yarn and your knitting tension.

Significantly different gauge may require more yarn.


CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Knit flat, in one piece, back and forth on circular knitting needles.

In order to accommodate the large number of stitches, long circular needles are recommended.


SKILL LEVEL: Easy

You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl confidently, read a row by row knitting pattern, bind off stitches and weave in ends.


Blocking of finished knitting is recommended.

This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms.

Written pattern with row by row instructions.