Optic Blanket by Purl Soho
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Optic Blanket

Knitting
May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3504 yards (3204 m)
48 inches wide x 56 inches long
This pattern is available for free.

MATERIALS

  • Yarn A: 9 skeins of Purl Soho’s Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine merino, 15% linen. We used Kettle Black.
  • Yarn B: 7 skeins of Purl Soho’s Flax Down. We used Heirloom White.
  • US 7, 16-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 7 double pointed needles
  • 4 removable stitch markers, one a different color or shape than the others

GAUGE
20 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch

SIZE
Finished dimensions: Approximately 48 inches wide x 56 inches long

NOTES
For this blanket you work each square in the round, decreasing from the perimeter to the center. To attach the squares, you pick up stitches from an adjacent square (or two!) and work from there. Don’t worry, it’s easy and we explain everything!