Jelly Roll Blanket by Kay F Jones

Jelly Roll Blanket

May 2021
Fingering weight yarn
28 stitches and 64 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2734 - 2843 yards (2500 - 2600 m)
Sample is 48 x 36 inches but any size can be knitted.
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I have updated the pattern to include information on knitting this blanket using a DK weight yarn. The update includes details on stitch count, gauge and yarn options. I have also added in a video where I chat about the update, show my swatches and give you all the information you need.

I hope you all find this a useful addition!

The idea for this blanket emerged from my mind one chilly November day.

I’d been browsing through a book of quilt patterns, with the thought that I’d like to make one for my daughter when a particular quilt design caught my eye.

As soon as I saw it, my first thought was - ‘hang on a minute, couldn’t I knit a version of this?’

The design I saw was a Jelly Roll Quilt, and my brain was instantly fizzing at the thought of transforming this into a knitted blanket.

I spent an entirely joyous time designing and knitting the Jelly Roll Blanket - this is me, in blanket form !

Blanket Details

The pattern sample is knitted using mini skeins and leftovers of fingering weight yarn, but you can use any weight of yarn you like as long as you remain consistent through the whole blanket.

The strips are added as you knit, there is no seaming required.

The pattern contains 4 video tutorials demonstrating all of the techniques used to create the blanket.

The design is beginner friendly and suitable for all levels of knitter.

You can have several strips in progress at the same time, enabling you to play with yarn colours to your hearts content.

The blanket has an I-cord border that you add once you have reached your finished size.

Yarn And Needles

I used 2.75 mm needles to knit my blanket, but gauge is not essential. Use whatever size needle gives you the gauge you like. I used 2 double pointed needles to work the strips but you can happily use a circular if you prefer.

The border requires needles that are 2 sizes larger than those you worked the blanket in. I used 3.25 mm - you will need 2 double pointed needles for the border. You also need a crochet hook in the same size for beginning the border, this is really easy and a video is included showing how to do this.

I used all fingering weight yarn, but they were lots of different bases - this is totally fine. You can mix bases as long as you keep the same yarn weight throughout the blanket.