Sea Blanket by ShoedivaOriginals

Sea Blanket

Knitting
September 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
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This pattern is available for $10.00 USD
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This is my latest work - a baby blanket with a bit of a difference! Designed to suit your yarn and your gauge, the blanket is worked from clear numbered charts and includes nine different charted block patterns. Sock yarn will result in a small blanket, suitable for moses baskets and carry cots; double knit yarn will make a blanket fit for a cot / cot bed, and using worsted yarn will make a lovely throw for a sailor’s den! The characters are friendly and designed to appeal to either gender.

All squares are knitted in stockinette with a seed stitch border.

Usually for worsted weight yarn I would use between a 5mm and 6mm set of needles to get the drape I like (no surprise that I have way too many 5.5mm hooks and needles in my grab bag!) 5mm is great for a somewhat hardier material, perfect for a floor blanket (and I back mine with polar fleece, quilting along the edges of the squares once sewn together) while 6mm have more drape (but weave those ends in well if you tend to knit a little looser than the gauge on the ballband).

Basically, with the way these patterns work, you could use any weight of yarn; just work to the yarn gauge and needle size uniformly over the blanket and it will all be fine & dandy.

The motifs can also be used to decorate a wide range of accessories for a seafarer - from cushions to sweaters and bags!

The blanket is priced at $10, representing a heck of a saving on buying the charts individually. No refunds can be given for buying the charts separately and then deciding to download the blanket.

The clownfish chart has been changed after it was deemed to be a little too like Nemo! All other charts are available individually and are as their photos show.

Thanks are due -

photo and illustrated test knits done by rjhuggz
a fabulously talented knitter who gave freely of her time, patience and experience.

The blanket is designed so that you can use any yarn you like - different weights will produce different sizes. For the original blanket the following yarns and quantities were used:

Caron Simply Soft (worsted)
1 skeins = 315.0 yards (288.0m)
Colorway:Light Country Blue

Caron Simply Soft Eco
1 skeins = 249.0 yards (227.7m)
Colorway:black

Caron Simply Soft Eco
1 skeins = 249.0 yards (227.7m)
Colorway:white

Caron Simply Soft Eco
1 skeins = 249.0 yards (227.7m)
Colorway:heather mist

Caron Simply Soft Eco
5 skeins = 1245.0 yards (1138.4m)
Colorway: ocean mist

Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Solids
1 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8m)
Colorway: Bright Yellow

Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Solids
1 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8m)
Colorway: Cherry red

Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Solids
1 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8m)
Colorway: pumpkin

Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Solids
1 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8m)
Colorway: Spring green

This pattern is sold for personal use only!