Slipstravaganza Blanket by Stephen West

Slipstravaganza Blanket

Knitting
April 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch before blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1860 - 4050 yards (1701 - 3703 m)
Small (Large)
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This circular blanket was inspired by the Slipstravaganza shawl from the Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2020. Choose four colors of DK weight yarn and begin the blanket in the center as you increase toward the border. Slip stitch honeycombs expand into bubble stitches, which are both surprisingly simple to knit. Stop after the bubbles for a small blanket, or continue with more slipped stitches and chevrons for a large statement piece You only have to work with one color at a time throughout the entire project. The large size is perfect for a big bedspread and the small size makes a lovely decorative throw.

Learn how to cast on this blanket and how to knit the bubble stitch with my free YouTube tutorial here!

Collect a blanket kit at Stephen & Penelope here!

Sizes: Small (Large)

Finished Measurements: 52 (86.5)” / 132 (220)cm diameter. Measurements taken after blocking.

The Small Size, shown in the bright multi-color sample, features a picot hem after the bubble section. It does not include the chevron border like the Large Size.

Yarn: DK Weight

Yardage: Small Size
MC - 600yds / 549m
CC1 - 420yds / 384m
CC2 - 480yds / 439m
CC3 - 360yds / 329m

The pattern is written for 3 CC’s, but the Small Size sample features more colors for a scrappy color pop effect. There are notes throughout the pattern to help you estimate how much yarn you need for each section.

Large Size
MC - 1100yds / 1006m
CC1 - 1000yds / 914m
CC2 - 950yds / 869m
CC3 - 1000yds / 914m

If you are using West Wool Tandem, you will need…
MC - 3 (5) skeins
CC1 - 2 (4) skeins
CC2 - 2 (4) skeins
CC3 - 2 (4) skeins

Shown in: Small Size
West Wool Tandem
MC - Marinière (dark navy)

CC’s - A variety of DK and worsted weigth color pops including West Wool Tandem, La Bien Aimée Merino Aran, Qing Fibre Merino Aran, handspun from Republic of Wool.

Feel free to hold one fluffy strand of yarn like La Bien Aimêe Kumo (shown in the ‘As If’ hot pink colorway) together with one strand of fingering weight yarn.

Large Size
West Wool Tandem
MC - Norway (darkest color)
CC1 - Glass (lightest CC)
CC2 - Aquamarine (medium CC)
CC3 - Brackish (darkest CC)

The MC is the darkest shade in the sample shown in the center circle and the dark framing color for the honeycombs and slip stitch patterns. The CC’s are the three lighter color pops. You can use as many CC’s as you like.

Needles: Two pair US 6 / 4mm in 60” / 150cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

The end of the blanket has very long rows, so you may want to use 2 or 3 long circular needles to comfortably knit all the stitches if you don’t have a very long circular needle.

Notions: 186 stitch markers for the large size, tapestry needle

The stitch markers are used for the large size border to help with the increases and decreases. You can tie scraps of yarn into little loops and use those as stitch markers.

Gauge: 22 sts & 42 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch before blocking