Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope
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Persian Dreams

Knitting
January 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stranded colorwork, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
7500 yards (6858 m)
80" by 60", measuring from point to point
This pattern is available for C$7.00 CAD
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Dreaming of Persia? I have been ever since I began knitting this blanket! Hexagon motifs are grafted together to create a complex web of colorwork, all in eastern inspired motifs.

This is not a quick project, but it is very enjoyable. Each hexagon is knit in the round, from the center out, the colorwork is always on the right side, and the border also is knit onto each hexagon as you go. As you finish hexagons, you can begin to graft them together.
Want some support as you work? Join in the KAL in my group. Not ready to commit to this huge of a project, but you love it too much to move on? Try picking your favorite two hexagons and stitch them together into a throw cushion, or choose just one hexagon and work it up in worsted weight for a rug (it will be about 2 feet across in worsted)

See the second photo on this page for the chart showing the approximate yardage of each color. This will be helpful if you are planning to substitute a yarn with different yardage than Palette. Should you decide to change up the hexagons, the pattern includes the approximate yardage of each color for each hexagon so you can calculate an accurate idea of how much yarn to buy.

As it happens, this is also a perfect project for using up balls of multicolor sock yarn! Just pick a solid for the background, and work all the colors in the multi yarn instead.

Please note that the “7500 yds” above includes the partial balls that will be leftover of each color. The actual yardage used in the blanket is about 5200 yds.

Each hexagon is charted and the colorwork is written out, so you can use whichever you prefer. There are also a second set of charts adjusted for black and white printing, and step by step photos showing how to graft the blanket together included in the pattern.

This pattern can also be found on Knit Picks, and Patternfish

Want to make this in Worsted Weight yarn instead?
check out the worsted weight version of this pattern

Want additional charts? Want to make every hexagon different, or swap out those two hexagons you don’t like? check out the Persian Expansion Pack!

Don’t want to make a whole blanket in Fingering? Check out my Friesland in Sport weight! Sport weight hexagons take about half the time to knit.

Errata: On chart 2, row 42, there is a white box where it ought to be orange. It is on the right side of the crown shaped motif.
Palette has 231 yards per ball, not 213 as in pattern.