Dreams of Granada Blanket by Triona Murphy

Dreams of Granada Blanket

Knitting
September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
900 - 1800 yards (823 - 1646 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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This square blanket works equally well as a new baby gift or as a stylish couch throw.The cable detail (provided in both written-out and charted form), reminiscent of arches found in the famed Spanish city of Granada, adds visual interest without being too busy.

Unlike most square blankets, Dreams of Granada is worked from the outside in. Stitches are cast on for the entire circumference, and then regular decreases are worked until just a few stitches remain. It’s fun to see the work go faster and faster as you approach the end!

Pattern includes tips for casting on a large number of stitches.

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large)

Finished measurements:
Small: 32 x 32” / 81 x 81 cm square
Medium: 38 x 38” / 97 x 97 cm square
Large: 44 x 44” / 112 x 112 cm square

MATERIALS NEEDED
Yarn:
Knit Picks Brava Worsted (100% acrylic; 219 yds/200 m per 100g skein); color Tidepool; 5 (7, 9) skeins

If substituting, you will need approximately 900 (1400, 1800) yds / 820 (1280, 1640) m of worsted weight yarn.

Recommended needles:
US #8 / 5.0 mm circular needle, 60” long (or join cables from an interchangeable set to make an equivalent length, or use more than one circular needle of the same size

US #8 / 5.0 mm circular needle, 24” long

US #8 / 5.0 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5

Notions:
Cable needle, yarn needle, 4 stitch markers

GAUGE (exact gauge isn’t critical)
18 sts/28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Twist Pattern
16 sts/24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch.