Pleione blanket by Lucy Hague

Pleione blanket

March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1464 yards (1339 m)
76cm x 74.5cm [30in x 29¼in]
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This show-stopping blanket is knitted from the centre out as hexagon motifs, each featuring a star-shaped knot cable. The hexagons are then joined together either with a three-needle cast off, or by grafting the stitches together, to form the main part of the blanket. Half-hexagons are added at the edges and sides to create a finished square blanket which is then edged with i-cord. The finished blanket is the perfect size for keeping your lap warm on the sofa, or for snuggling a baby.

Print and eBook bundle available from Purlescence (UK) and Strickmich (EU).
Purchasing through Ravelry gives you the ebook only.

The Pleione blanket is not available as a single pattern.

76cm x 74.5cm [30in x 29¼in]

Coop Knits Socks Yeah! DK (75% fine superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 112m [122yds] per 50g skein)
Blanket shown in Astra Planeti (203); 12 x 50g skeins
Each hexagon requires approx. 44m [48yds] of DK-weight yarn.

1 set 4mm US 6 double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, or needle size required to match tension
Optional 4mm US 6 circular needle, 30cm 12in long, or needle size required to match tension
1 set 4mm US 6 circular needles, 60–80cm 24–32in long, for joining and edging, a second set may be required if you prefer to arrange stitches for joining on separate needles
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Small quantity of waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast-on
Cable needle
1 stitch marker

22 sts and 29 rounds over 10cm [4in] in stocking stitch, after washing and blocking
Each hexagon measures approx. 15cm [6in] in width measured from centre of a straight edge across centre to opposite centre of straight edge, and approx. 16.5cm [6½in] in width measured from one point across centre to opposite point, after washing and blocking
It is strongly recommended that you check your tension after knitting, washing and blocking your first hexagon.

The blanket is worked in separate hexagonal pieces, which are joined together. The hexagons are joined in strips and half-hexagons are knitted on at the edges, working the cable pattern in the opposite direction to the full hexagons. At the ends of the blanket are rows of half-hexagons to give a straight edge. The blanket is then edged with i-cord to give a neat finish.