BB-8 Blanket by Tanis Gray

BB-8 Blanket

Knitting
January 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
One size. Width: 34¼ in. / 87 cm Length: 46½ in. / 118 cm
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One of the breakout characters of The Force Awakens, BB-8 was a new kind of droid in the Star Wars saga. An astromech droid specializing in ship repair and navigation, his unique orange-and-white spherical shape lends itself to traveling at high speeds. His tool-bay discs allow him to hide an array of tools and weapons inside his body. Belonging to Resistance leader Poe Dameron, BB-8 is a fiercely loyal, brave, and important member of the group, aiding them in many missions and delivering comic relief.

Using only the simple knit stitch, this blanket is worked in long vertical strips. Each strip is mattress stitched together, creating a pixelated version of everyone’s favorite droid. Size the blanket up or down by simply changing the yarn weight and needle size, and snuggle away.

SIZES
One size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 34¼ in. / 87 cm
Length: 46½ in. / 118 cm

YARN
Worsted weight (medium #4) yarn, shown in Berroco Comfort (50% super fine acrylic, 50% super fine nylon; 210 yd. / 193 m per 3.5 oz. / 100 g skein)
Color A: #9731 Kidz Orange, 4 skeins
Color B: #9734 Liquorice (black), 4 skeins
Color C: #9701 Ivory, 3 skeins
Color D: #9770 Ash Grey, 1 skein

NEEDLES
US 8 / 5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTION
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
16 sts and 37 rows = 4 in. / 10 cm in Garter st
Each strip should measure approx 2 in. / 5 cm wide after seaming.
Make sure to check your gauge.