Blanket Fort by Sylvia McFadden

Blanket Fort

Knitting
October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat in lace pattern and blocked.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
980 - 990 yards (896 - 905 m)
62โ€ (157cm) square.
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Blanket Fort is awesome! Itโ€™s a modern shawl-blanket using traditional washcloth shaping. A single set of increases down the middle creates a square; I know, super weird. The waves of lace cascade away from the starting point, ending with a big swath of garter to add an asymmetrical element to a classic square. Sometimes you just need to build a blanket fort! You can cuddle up and read a good book by flashlight. Try this out next time youโ€™re having a bad day. Two chairs together with a few blankets draped over them will do the trick. Oh, and some pillows. There are actually articles for adults on how to build proper blanket forts. But Iโ€™m of the opinion that youโ€™ll be an expert pretty much right away once you try.

Yarn:

5 skeins of Hinterland Range in colourway โ€œMapleโ€ or 990 yards (905 metres) of worsted weight yarn.

Needles:

4.5mm (US 7) circular needles in at least a
40โ€ (100cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.

Notions:

Whichever tools you prefer to weave in ends, and whichever tools you prefer to block your shawls.

Gauge:
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4โ€ (10cm) square knit flat in lace pattern and blocked.

Size:
62โ€ (157cm) square.