Millstone Blanket by Kate Salomon

Millstone Blanket

Knitting
February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1820 yards (1664 m)
One size: Diameter: 49" / 125 cm

Worked in the round from the center out, the Millstone Blanket evokes the beautiful texture of working millstones with a slip-stitch pattern, then finished off with an i-cord bindoff. Contrast the rough-hewn texture with the soft warmth of Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mountain Mohair, which combines the luster of fine mohair with the bounce of fine wool for an excellent worsted weight yarn in a rainbow of colors.

Finished Measurements
Diameter: 49” / 125 cm

Materials
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair (40% Fine Western Wool, 30% Medium Wool, 30% Fine Mohair; 140 yds / 2 oz skein), MC: Grey Birch, 12 skeins; CC: Alpine Shadow, 1 skein
Needles: US Size 8 / 5 mm set of five DPNs plus circular needles of varying lengths up to 60”
Notions: 8 stitch markers (one in a different color to indicate BOR), tapestry needle

Gauge
18 sts & 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch after blocking

At the Spinnery
Print copies available from Green Mountain Spinnery and from One More Row Press

Bringing together a talented group of “friends of the Spinnery”, At the Spinnery takes you to the worker-owned fiber cooperative in Putney, Vermont, where you will find a dozen knitting patterns in almost as many different yarns to outfit you from top to toes in wooly goodness. Visit the Green Mountain Spinnery’s website at spinnery.com to choose the perfect yarns for your project and to order your print copy today.

Designs include:

  • Buttonbush Pullover by Heather Zoppetti
  • Catharus Shawl by Bonnie Sennott
  • Catkins Socks by Amelia Velarde
  • Green Leaf Pullover by Maureen Clark
  • Greenbanks Hollow Cardigan by Amy Herzog
  • Ikinngut Pullover by Jennifer Dassau
  • Millstone Blanket by Kate Salomon
  • Mizuna Shawl by Angela Tong
  • Sap Run Vest by Larisa Demos
  • Sheepscot Pullover by Kathleen Dames
  • Snowmelt Cowl by Cap Sease
  • Thaw Hat by Kathleen Dames

Stitch patterns are charted. Schematics are provided. Information on yarn substitution, chart reading, and finishing is included. Yarns for all patterns provided by Green Mountain Spinnery. Shot on location in Putney, Vermont, by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker.

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