Botanical Garden Blanket KAL by Rosee Woodland

Botanical Garden Blanket KAL

Knitting
November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1102 yards (1008 m)
Throw or baby blanket; finished size 85cm wide x 83cm tall after blocking
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

ERRATA
Please note that the original pattern releases included an earlier draft of the Allotment square which isn’t exactly the same as the square pictured. If you have already knitted this square then I would advise leaving it as is. Should you decide to reknit the square the updated Allotment pattern is now available in the PDF downloads.

Finished measurements
85cm wide x 83cm tall after blocking
Each panel measures 20cm wide x 19.5cm tall after blocking

Needles & accessories
1 pair 4mm (US 6/ UK 8) knitting needles
A 3.25mm (US 3/ UK 10) circular needle, 120cm or 150cm long for working border
Eight hinged stitch markers for edging
One contrast colour stitch marker for edging
(Optional) 1 metre of cotton jersey fabric and matching polyester thread for backing the blanket if desired.

If making the blanket for a baby or young child it should be backed with cotton jersey fabric.

Stranded colourwork tension
26 sts and 26 rows to 10cm measured over stranded colourwork using 4mm needles before blocking
24 sts and 24 rows to 10cm measured over stranded colourwork using 4mm needles after blocking

Strandtarsia colourwork tension
26 sts and 27 rows to 10cm measured over strandtarsia colourwork using 4mm needles before blocking
24 sts and 24.5 rows to 10cm measured over strandtarsia colourwork using 4mm needles after blocking

Note: This pattern uses almost all the yarn specified. Treat the first panel in each technique as your tension swatch.

Blocking is essential for this pattern.

Yarn
1 x 50g hank EACH in Rosemary (381), Blush (287), Natural (010), River (194), Blackcurrant (319), Sand (208), Dandelion (446), Mist (166).
PLUS
1 x 50g hank in Sand (208) for edging

Knitalong release dates
November 16 - part one - Allotment
November 20 - part two - Potager
November 23 - part three - Lavender
November 27 - part four - Cornflower
November 30 - part five - Verbena
December 4 - part six - Maze
December 7 - part seven - Meadow
December 11 - part eight - Sunflower
December 14 - part nine - Finishing and edging

YouTube tutorials
Detailed instructions for the different techniques used are provided in the pattern, where you will also find links to step-by-step tutorials by Rosee Woodland on the West Yorkshire Spinners YouTube channel.

Instagram
For more about the knitalong follow @westyorkshirespinners and @roseewoodland on Instagram where you’ll find regular updates.

You can share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #botanicalgardenkal