On the Map by Fifty Four Ten Studio

On the Map

September 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
600 - 1850 yards (549 - 1692 m)
6 Sizes: Baby, Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL (see dimensions below)
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The On the Map blanket is an easy knitting pattern that includes instructions for six blanket sizes.

I love maps! In fact, I prefer a real paper map to modern GPS technology. I bring our well worn 2005 Rand McNally Atlas on every family road trip. Dots, arrows and notes have been written on the map to note locations of favorite restaurants and convenient gas station stops, as well as travel dates and times, for just about every trip we’ve taken in the last 12 years. It’s sort of like a trip journal!

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Approximate sizes after blocking…

Baby: 28.25” wide x 31” long
Small: 30” wide x 34” long
Medium: 33” wide x 43.5” long
Large: 37.75” wide x 46.5” long
XL: 42.5” wide x 50” long
XXL: 47.5” wide x 53” long

Finished size may vary depending on yarn weight and gauge used.

Any of the blanket sizes may be made longer by adding pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about 1.5” to the length of the blanket. Pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make blankets longer.


Baby: 600 - 620 yards
Small: 710 - 730 yards
Medium: 970 - 1000 yards
Large: 1240 - 1280 yards
XL: 1500 - 1550 yards
XXL: 1750 - 1850 yards

Be sure to buy additional yarn if you plan to add length to your blanket.

The pattern may also be used with slightly lighter or heavier weight yarns. Select the needle size that gives the best appearance for your yarn. Finished size and amount of yarn needed may vary depending on yarn choice and gauge….so buy extra yarn just in case!


Stockinette stitch with US size 9 needles: approximately 15 stitches & 21 rows = 4”

Exact gauge is not essential.

I used US size 9 knitting needles…but choose the needle size that gives the best appearance with your yarn and your knitting tension.

Significantly different gauge may require more yarn.


Knit flat, in one piece, back and forth on circular knitting needles.

In order to accommodate the large number of stitches, long circular needles are recommended.


You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl confidently, read a row by row knitting pattern, bind off stitches and weave in ends.

Blocking of finished knitting is recommended.

This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms.

Written pattern with row by row instructions.