Love Grows blanket by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Love Grows blanket

December 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
8.4 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (worked in the round)
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
one size - approx. 76 inch diameter; 240 inch circumference at outer edge
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My niece and her fiance dated for a long time (and in fact, knew each other even longer than that). There love grew slowly but surely … and they will soon be married! I created this blanket for them.

The lace/eyelet hearts grow slowly as the blanket gets bigger … and to keep the knitting even more fun, I added cabled “spokes” between the hearts to symbolize their lives being intertwined.

Altho this is big … it actually knits up pretty fast using US#11 needles and a bulky, cotton yarn (sample used 13 skeins of Knit Picks Billow in natural). You could also make this in a bulky wool or alpaca … just make sure the yarn used is light and airy, else the blanket will be heavy to knit!

Directions for this beauty are charted and written out.