Copenhagen Building Blocks by Jake Henzler

Copenhagen Building Blocks

May 2018
Tina Maison tricotée
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
416 - 437 yards (380 - 400 m)
each block is 15 x 24cm
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This is a series of six grid patterns for knitted blocks, which can be sewn together into larger panels such as blankets. You can make each of the panels in a variety of colours, but the grids are also designed so that you can mix and match features to create new building blocks.

Each block pattern is named after a district in Copenhagen: (from top left) Nørrebro Studios, Nørreport Offices, Østerbro Studios, Hellerup Apartments, Nyhavn Hotel, Frederiksberg Apartments.

All blocks have been worked in 4-ply cotton using 3mm needles (UK: 11, US: 2½).

Each finished block will take 20 grams of yarn in total, and will measure approximately 15 x 24 cm.

Rather than trying to buy an exact number of balls at once, I suggest beginning with a handful of colours you love, then adding in new colours as you work. As a rough guide, the following formula will make at least 9 blocks:

50gm dark grey (pavement, windows)
50gm dark colours (roofs)
100gm light/medium colours (facades)

PLEASE NOTE: The original blanket is made with a variety of brands of cotton. It’s a good idea to shop around for a set of colours that you like and begin with those.