Holland Tulips Blanket by Raimonda Bagdoniene

Holland Tulips Blanket

Knitting
November 2020
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 15 - 10.0 mm
1739 - 1750 yards (1590 - 1600 m)
143 x 200 cm (56 ¼ x 78 ¾ ins).
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In the spring, the Netherlands’ famous flower fields become a blanket of tulips. The striking colours are overwhelmingly beautiful. I have always liked tulips and this year I planned to visit Keukenhof Garden. Unfortunately, Dutch flowering tulip fields had to close for the season to prevent the spread of the virus. Hoping to see this festival next year, I created the Holland Tulips Blanket and dedicated it to everyone who couldn’t see this wonder.
The Blanket features Cable and Lace motif, which forms an eye-catching design. Soft and chunky wool knits easily and gives a warm and pleasant result.
The pattern is worked loosely on large needles.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
• 32 x 50 g balls (1600 m or 1750 yds), using Drops Eskimo (Snow) 01 (off white shade) yarn.
• 1 Circular needle 10.00 mm x 100 cm (US 15).
• 1 Tapestry needle.

GAUGE (tension): 8 sts and 12 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) measured over stockinette st, blanket being blocked, using 10.00 mm (US 15) needle. NB Gauge is not crucial for this pattern.

MEASUREMENTS AFTER BLOCKING:
143 x 200 cm (56 ¼ x 78 ¾ ins). NB Your size depends on your gauge.