Sky Ladder Blanket by Anne Hanson

Sky Ladder Blanket

February 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
350 - 1600 yards (320 - 1463 m)
7(18, 24)[30, 40] inches wide and 64(72, 84)[30, 50] inches long (washed and blocked)
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In Chinese mythology, the sky ladder connects heaven and earth, enabling gods and humans to travel between the two. The “ladder” may take the form of a high mountain, mythical tree, tower, rainbow, or cobweb. Appropriately, our February project is a squooshy piece of heaven to knit in a variety of shapes—scarf, (petite/tall wrap)baby blanket, throw— from mountain-raised merino for lightweight warmth on chilly spring days. Natural yarn colors will enhance the finer details in the cable and lace textures throughout, while richly-dyed colorways will bring their openwork and depth into focus. With all shapes knit in one piece, the repeating motifs are surprisingly easy to work on larger needles, making for a relaxing and satisfying project to snuggle up with on winter evenings.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.

shown here in bare naked wools stone soup DK color pumice and mountain meadow wools cody color cream

pattern includes instructions for five pieces; scarf(petite wrap, tall wrap0small blanket, large blanket