Eternity Knot Blanket (Celtic Designs) by Rainbow Junkie

Eternity Knot Blanket (Celtic Designs)

February 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
4.5 mm
4324 - 8224 yards (3954 - 7520 m)
3ft 7ins by 5ft 1ins or 4ft 3ins by 5ft 9ins
both US and UK
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The pattern creates a multi-coloured blanket containing an eternity knot design, suitable to lay on a bed or snuggle into. The Eternity Knot is a popular form of Celtic Knot.

It is not especially difficult and there are full instructions given but it is probably not suitable for beginners.

Made to the given specifications, the central section of the blanket is about 3ft by 4ft 6ins and with the border is 3ft 7ins (1.09m) by 5ft 1ins (1.55m) and would be 4ft 3ins (1.3m) by 5ft 9ins (1.75m) with the wide border.

Other yarns would be possible but the wide border is only intended for a blanket made to the above mentioned sizes for use on a 3ft bed. Even without the side border, it can still be used on a 3ft bed as you can see in the photograph at the side.

Different hooks are needed for the central portion and other parts.

As a guide to the yarn requirements for 100% acrylic yarn:

The background to the knot blanket requires twenty colours: four shades each from five different colour families. Less than 50g (of specified yarn) is needed of each colour unless the wider border is chosen. So it could be a good stash buster, or stash maker! King Cole do sell 100% acrylic yarn in 50g balls so that could be an alternative source of some of the colours if buying new yarn.

Three other colours are needed, about 400g for the knot and pre-border surround, another 85g for the edge of the knot and border edge. plus a similar amount of a mid-shade for the border.

The wide border needs 25-30g extra of 13 of the background colours.

A shade card for samples of the background yarns is provided to help with keeping track of the yarn needed for each square. It can be printed on card and stuck together. The yarns of each family are given letters A, B, C or D.

Patterns with charts are provided for the background squares, half squares and quarter squares and for a classic granny square for the knot.

Full square by square instructions are given for constructing the central portion of the blanket. Then there are more instructions for completing it, by edging the knot and adding a surrounding pre-border then one of two final borders.

Many thanks to my testers: Norah, Chris and Jilly.