Antioch Blanket by Espace Tricot

Antioch Blanket

June 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1220 - 1225 yards (1116 - 1120 m)
23.5" x 34"
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This stripe pattern is inspired by fouta or peshtemal towels, sometimes called Turkish towels when you see them in decor and gift shops here in North America. Made from 100% cotton, they are absorbent and fold up small, so they are ideal for trips to the beach and the pool.

This could be a baby or stroller blanket, but we also love it for early morning porch sitting, and keeping off the chill after a long day at the beach.

An easy 1-row repeat of garter stitch gives a satisfying texture, and an i-cord edging that’s knit as you go lends a refined feel. Knit to our dimensions, you’ll have enough left over to add twisted tassels if desired, or add length if you wish.

BC Garn Alba (100% cotton); 160 m / 175 y per 50 g

C1: 4 balls, shown in 15 Beige
C2: 2 balls, shown in 26 Peppermint
C3: 1 ball, shown in 05 Red

3.25 mm (US 3) 32” circular needles, or long straight needles, for working flat - or size needed to obtain gauge
Crochet hook, if desired, for tassels