Camping Blanket by Turquoise Toque Designs

Camping Blanket

September 2021
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colourwork
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1600 - 1700 yards (1463 - 1554 m)
One Size - Lap Blanket/Throw - 42.5" x 48 inches (108 x 122 cm)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $5.50 USD buy it now

The camping blanket is a quick knit, meant to be grabbed on your way out the door to a kid’s soccer game, an evening by a firepit, or whatever motivates you to sit outside when the weather is less than favourable. Originally designed for cool evenings outdoors, I have found this blanket is quite at home in my living room too.

The blanket features an ‘upsized’ version of the stranded pattern from the Camping Pullover.

Want exclusive discounts on Turquoise Toque Designs? Sign up for our Newsletter.

Camping Blanket is knit in two colours of bulky weight yarn. The blanket is knit in the round then steeked. A steek sandwich is used to finish off the edges of the blanket neatly. Knitting in the round makes the colourwork easier to follow, the blanket quicker to knit, and I find the tube helps keep the weight of the blanket from pulling on your hands as you knit.

Camping Blanket is knit in one size as a lap blanket or a throw, at 42.5” x 48” (108 x 122 cm).


  • 15 stitches/ 16 rounds in stranded colourwork
  • 12 stitches/ 24 rows in garter stitch

Briggs & Little Atlantic, bulky weight, 100% wool, 136 yards (124 meters) per 133g skein

  • Main Colour - Black: 8 skeins
  • Contract Colour - Red: 5 skeins

Techniques Used

  • Long Tail Cast On

  • Stranded colourwork in the round

  • Steeking with a sewing machine

  • Kate Davies’ Steek Sandwich