Relaxation Blanket Throw by Lee Bernstein
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Relaxation Blanket Throw

Knitting
June 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches=1" in length and width. Note: the nature of the stitches and selvage edges make the pattern call for more total yardage to accommodate the stitch count.
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1270 - 1778 yards (1161 - 1626 m)
Lapghan (shown) 36" x 48", Afghan Throw 38" x 60", or Twin 39" x 75"
This pattern is available for $4.99 USD
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If you want a huggable throw that makes a stunning decorative statement, you’ve found it.

All you need are two contrasting shades of yarn, one solid and one color-transitioning (or two of any solid or variegated contrasting colors-use your imagination). Then, relax while you knit a blanket that looks complicated even though it is easy.

The color work comes from using a simple slip stitch method on one side and stress-free garter stitch on the other. Your finished blanket will be so plump and squishy, you’ll want to relax with it every day.

You will knit each row with only one color of yarn, so there is no worry about having to knit with two yarns at the same time. The blanket is reversible. Both sides are unique and beautiful.

Recommended: Use a wool/nylon blend to give your blanket a bouncy, squishy feel to make an irresistible cuddle-buddy to wrap you, a baby, or a loved one in peace and calm.

I used Knit Picks Chroma Twist Bulky for the project in the photos. This pattern is available here on Ravelry, and it is also available on Knit Picks. The Chroma Twist Bulky colors are amazing and definitely worth a look.

Colors I used: Natural (Bare) and Sandpiper

This pattern has also been featured in Knit Pick’s catalog. If you would like to explore Knit Picks Chroma Twist Bulky, and if you purchase the pattern from Knit Picks, write to me along with a photo of your receipt and your Ravelry name, and I will send you a copy to put in your Ravelry library, too. Find it here: https://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/Relaxation_Blanket_Throw__D14154220.html

What you need to know before knitting your throw:

How to cast on using a two-color, long-tail cast on (easy instructions are given in the pattern), how to knit, how to purl, how to slip stitch, how to yarn forward, how to bind off using a sewn bind-off (easy instructions are given), and how to weave in ends.

Lapghan (shown) 36” x 48” -- 1,270 yards (635 of each color)

Afghan Throw 38” x 60” -- 1,524 yards (762 of each color)

Twin 39” x 75” -- 1,778 yards (889 of each color)