Jigsaw Puzzle Blanket by Stephen West

Jigsaw Puzzle Blanket

Knitting
August 2022
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5000 yards (4572 m)
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Gather a colorful pile of fingering weight yarns to knit this modular garter stitch blanket. Two strands of yarn are always held together to create melting marl color blocks. Each section is knit seamlessly by picking up stitches and attaching new sections to previous sections while you knit. Use leftover yarns from your shawls or socks and try incorporating fluffy mohair or suri alpaca yarns into your palettes for cloudy soft shapes. This blanket is a great size for your couch, so you can bundle up in all your favorite yarns as you knit your next project.

Finished Measurements
71″ / 180cm long, 45″ / 114cm wide measured along the center width of the blanket. Measurements taken after blocking.

The dimensions of the blanket are not perfectly rectangular.
One end of the blanket is a bit narrower than the other end.

Yarn
Fingering weight held double

You can use one strand of DK or Worsted weight yarn as
well for some sections.

Yardage
Approximately 5000yds / 4572m total of fingering
weight yarn

The yardage estimate represents the total amount of yarn
used when you hold two strands of fingering weight yarn
together.

When you hold your fingering weight yarn double, that will
result in about 2500yds / 2286m of knitting. If you want
to knit this blanket with one strand of DK weight for each
section instead of fingering weight marled, you will need
approximnately 2500yds / 2286m of DK weight yarn.

The sample weighs a total of approximately 1250g. I
recommend having at least 1500 – 2000g of yarn to work
with, so you have plenty of color possibilities with each
section.

Shown in
A variety of fingering weight yarns including solid, semi-solid, and speckled wool colorways along with lots of mohair and suri alpaca fluffy fibers.

Needles
US 8 / 5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size
needed to obtain gauge.
One or two spare circular needles are helpful to hold sts
from previous sections until you knit with them again.

Notions
Tapestry needle

Gauge
20 sts & 40 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking

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Errata
09-09-22: The Jigsaw Puzzle Blanket has an updated PDF correcting rows 2 & 4 of SECTION 16. Also, on Page 14: Rows 27 – 31 should say Rows 57 – 61.

The new PDF is jigsaw_puzzle_2.pdf.