Square-a-Day Blanket by Lorna Miser

Square-a-Day Blanket

Knitting
March 2009
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
US 9 - 5.5 mm
4070 yards (3722 m)
Width: 60 inches, Length: 72 inches
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Pattern Description from Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting: “This blanket was designed specifically with the idea of a knitter’s vacation in mind. Knitters are always looking for an excuse to stop at every yarn show we pass by, and by using this approach, you can buy one skein in every store, every day of your trip, knit it immediately (without even swatching for gauge!), and return home with a blanket-sizes journal of your trip.”

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Full size blanket

Finished Measurements:

  • Width: 60 inches
  • Length: 72 inches

Materials:

  • Patons Divine (76.5% acrylic, 10.5% wool, 10.5% mohair, 2.5% polyester; 142 yd/129m per100g skein), two skeins color #06011, one skein color #06230
  • Patons SWS (70% wool, 30% soy; 110 yd/100m per 80g skein), three skeins each color #70310 & color #70013
  • Patons Brilliant (69% acrylic, 19% nylon, 12% polyester; 166 yd/151m per 50g skein), three skeins each color #03320 & color #3314
  • Patons Decor (75% acrylic, 35% wool; 210 yd/192m per 100g skein), two skeins color #01625, one skein each color #01631, #01627, #01633, #01698, #01614
  • Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds (72% acrylic, 25% wool, 3% viscose; 123 yd/113m per 85g skein), two skeins color #67031
  • Patons Bohemian (81% polyester, 19% acrylic; 68 yd /62m per 80g skein), two skeins color #11310, one skein each color #11013 & #11430
  • US #9 (5.5mm) knitting needles
  • One large stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: Will vary from 3 sts = 1” to 4 sts = 1” in garter st

Notes: Work this blanket one square at a time, while on a trip. It’s fun to buy just a skein of yarn here and there as souvenirs of different locations, then knit just one square each day and sew them together each evening back in your hotel room. By the time you get home, you’ll have a whole blanket (or good stat on one!) and memories locked up in a beautiful memory to treasure and remember your trip.

Colors: Divide the yarn into light, medium, and dark colors. Use one of each group for each square, starting at the corner and working increases until the sides measure 12”. For the lighter weight yarns, use two strands.