Outer Space Blanket by ShoedivaOriginals

Outer Space Blanket

July 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
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Here is my Outer Space Blanket! These friendly spacemen and aliens are sure to appeal to the future astronaut and/or sci-fi geek in your life!

Please note - this blanket was previously published under my first Ravelry account, Shoediva. No changes have been made to the pattern, itโ€™s just in a new home!

A baby blanket for the unconventional parent; a throw for the den or an afghan to snuggle watching Battlestar Galactica under; this series of charts provides plenty of scope to make a blanket in your choice of yarn weight and gauge. The lighter the yarn, the smaller the blanket - or you can simply pick the blocks you want and set them in a sky full of stars. 17 charts provide plenty of scope and variation to create a totally unique blanket! The friendly characters can also be used to create sweaters, cushion covers, bags or washcloths - wherever your imagination takes you!

Thanks, as ever, are due to the incomparable rjhuggz, who knitted up the โ€˜showโ€™ blanket, caught any errors - and did the photos! She is a wonder and deserves to be showered with kudos :) Thanks are also due to shuggaar, another test knitter with infinite patience. Thank you ladies!

My test knitter Rebecca has linked her project to it here:rjhuggzโ€™ Outer Space Blanket

She did a great job and very conscientiously wrote down all the yarn used and the colours chosen. The specific yarn she used is discontinued but itโ€™s a worsted weight. All my blankets are designed that you can use any weight yarn to create different sizes, but helpfully sheโ€™s listed all the colours she used in this project page, so I do recommend having a look at her work!

Hereโ€™s a general yarn guide though, for the DiVe Zenith (50g balls,110 metres):

15 black
1 red
3 white
4 ecru = 1/2 yellow and 3 green to dye
2 1/2 blue
1 grey
1/2 orange

Hope this has helped! Enjoy knitting it, and donโ€™t forget to post pictures - I love seeing how the projects come together!