Camping Blanket by Turquoise Toque Designs

Camping Blanket

Knitting
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)
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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.

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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).

Gauge

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

Yarn
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