Key to the Tree Blanket by Kelli Slack

Key to the Tree Blanket

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
375 - 400 yards (343 - 366 m)
Approximately 36 inches square after blocking
Flag of English English

In the tale of the Old Woman in the Woods, a servant girl is the last survivor of a traveling party after robbers ambush them. In despair the girl wanders the woods, unable to care for herself. A little white dove comes to her aid with a key to a tree that provides her with all she needs. In return the dove asks her to steal a ring from an old woman in a cabin. When she brings the ring back to the tree, the woods transforms into a prince and his retinue who had been enchanted by the old woman. Thus the prince (the dove) saves the girl and the girl saves the prince. And they go to his kingdom and live happily ever after.

Hopefully this comfort blanket with it’s motifs of birds and leaves will be just the perfect blankie for a little one in your life. Knit from the center out, this blanket uses a center cast-on invented by me. There is a video on my YouTube channel if you need more help.

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: Lilliput Yarns Simple Sock, 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yards, color Gus

Needle: US 2 (2.75 mm) Signature circulars and double pointed needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 6 stitches per inch (spi) and 8 rows per inch (rpi) OR 24 stitches & 32 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: Approximately 36 inches square after blocking

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the size of the blanket as needed.