Dance on the Breeze by Fifty Four Ten Studio

Dance on the Breeze

Knitting
June 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
600 - 2350 yards (549 - 2149 m)
6 Sizes: Baby, Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL (see dimensions below)
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Dance on the Breeze blanket is easy to knit with worsted or Aran weight yarn. The pattern includes instructions for six (6) blanket sizes.


“Let’s Go Fly a Kite” is one of many cheerful songs in my favorite movie…Mary Poppins. The song is a wonderful reminder to take time to get outside and have fun on a beautiful day: have a picnic in the park, go for a walk in a scenic place, take a bike ride…or go fly a kite!  It doesn’t have to be an expensive outing to make wonderful memories. “You can dance on the breeze…over houses and trees…with your fist holding tight…to the string of your kite.”


DIRECTIONS FOR SIX SIZES:
Approximate sizes after blocking…

Baby Blanket: 27.5” wide x 31” long
Small Blanket: 31.5” wide x 36” long
Medium Blanket: 35.5” wide x 40” long
Large Throw: 39” wide x 45” long
XL Throw: 43” wide x 51” long
XXL Afghan: 53” wide x 60” long

Finished size may vary depending on yarn weight and gauge used.

Any of the sizes may be made longer by adding pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about .67” to the length of the blanket. Pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make each size blankets longer.

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WORSTED WEIGHT YARN:

Baby Blanket: 600 - 620 yards
Small Blanket: 780 - 800 yards
Medium Throw: 1000 - 1030 yards
Large Throw: 1250 - 1300 yards
XL Afghan: 1500 - 1600 yards
XXL Afghan: 2250 - 2350 yards

Be sure to buy additional yarn if you plan to add length to your project.

Solid color yarn recommended for best appearance of stitch pattern.

The pattern may also be used with slightly lighter or heavier weight yarns. Select the needle size that gives the best appearance for your yarn. Finished size and amount of yarn needed may vary depending on yarn choice and gauge….so buy extra yarn just in case!

If you prefer Super Bulky weight yarn…please see my Winter Dance blanket pattern.

GAUGE:

Stockinette stitch with US size 8 needles: approximately 16 stitches & 23 rows = 4”

Exact gauge is not essential.

I used US size 8 knitting needles…but choose the needle size that gives the best appearance with your yarn and your knitting tension.

Significantly different gauge may require more yarn.

NEEDLES:

Blanket knit flat, in one piece, back and forth on circular knitting needles in order to accommodate the large number of stitches.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl confidently, read a row by row knitting pattern, bind off stitches and weave in ends.

Blocking of finished knitting is highly recommended.

This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms.

Written pattern with row by row instructions.