The Summer Sidewalk blanket is a very easy knitting pattern that may be used with DK or worsted weight yarn. Read more about this pattern on my blog.
Summer Sidewalk blanket is a lightweight version of one of my favorite chunky blanket designs…Where the Sidewalk Ends.
DIRECTIONS FOR FIVE SIZES:
Approximate sizes after blocking…
Baby: 27” wide x 27.25” long
Small (Crib/Lap): 29” wide x 31.25” long
Medium: 31” wide x 35.25” long
Large: 35” wide x 41.25” long
XL: 41” wide x 49.25” long
Finished size may vary depending on yarn weight and gauge used.
Any of the blanket sizes may be made longer by adding pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about 2” to the length of the blanket. Pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make blankets longer.
DK or WORSTED WEIGHT YARN:
Baby: 600 - 625 yards
Small (Crib/Lap): 750 - 780 yards
Medium: 900 - 950 yards
Large: 1200 - 1275 yards
XL: 1650 - 1750 yards
Be sure to buy additional yarn if you plan to add length to your blanket.
This pattern will work well with many DK or worsted weight yarns.
Garter stitch with US size 7 needles: approximately 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4”
Exact gauge is not essential.
I used US size 7 knitting needles…but choose the needle size that gives the best appearance with your yarn and your knitting tension.
Significantly different gauge may require more yarn.
In order to accommodate the large number of stitches, long circular needles are recommended.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Beginner
You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl confidently, read a row by row knitting pattern, bind off stitches and weave in ends.
Blocking of finished knitting is recommended.
This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms.
Knit flat, in one piece, back and forth on circular knitting needles.
Written pattern with row by row instructions.