Richmond Blanket by Tash Barneveld
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Richmond Blanket

June 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
511 - 550 yards (467 - 503 m)
One size
This pattern is available for free.

The Richmond blanket came about thanks to Knit Night at Holland Road Yarn Company. As soon as Spud & Chloe Sweater arrived, a few regulars snapped up skeins to knit blankets with. Which set my knitty imagination whirring, thinking of drape, and squishiness, and stripes. Then there’s the daydream that wouldn’t go away: snuggling under it on the couch watching The West Wing and, of course, knitting.

As an excuse, I decided that ‘shop knitting’ needed to be created. Shop Knitting is a project that is easily picked up and put down in between talking to customers, answering the phone, emails and all other interruptions that happen in a shop. That’s all it was, really: an excuse. Honestly, I just wanted to knit this blanket.

Finished Dimensions: approx 80cm x 145cm