Southwest Sunset Blanket by Stacy Wilkinson

Southwest Sunset Blanket

September 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
6.0 mm (J)
1480 - 1550 yards (1353 - 1417 m)
50" x 60" / 127 cm x 152.4 cm
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This blanket was inspired by the yarn that I used to make it. As an ambassador for King Cole Yarns, they sent me a sample cake of the Safari Chunky yarn. When I was looking and playing with it, it screamed out to me “I want to be a big, squishy, rippley blanket!”

This easy blanket uses Safari Chunky yarn, size 10.5 knitting needles and works over a 2 row repeat. The points at the ends of the blanket are featured with small fringes of only 3 strands of yarn used for each fringe. It does work up fairly quickly because of the chunky yarn and the 2 row repeat is good for when you want to knit while binging your favorite television show (or podcast, in my case!)

The blanket is sized for 50” x 60” / 127 cm x 152.4 cm, however it can be customized quite easily to be larger or smaller, as the panels are 16 stitches and it’s worked over a 2 row repeat. I’ve created a short video to walk you through the pattern, where to place the stitch markers, binding off in pattern and attaching the fringe.

I used just under 5 cakes of King Cole Safari Chunky yarn in the color “Sunset” to make this blanket.

Difficulty level: Easy

The materials needed are:

  • 5 cakes of King Cole Safari Chunky yarn in the color “Sunset” - approximately 1550 yards
  • Size US 10.5 / 6.5 mm 40” / 102 cm circular knitting needle
  • Size US J / 6 mm crochet hook or tool of your choice to help attach fringe
  • 10 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or tape measure

Stitches Used:

  • Long tail cast on
  • K: Knit
  • K2tog: Knit 2 together
  • Kfb: Knit into the front and back
  • P: Purl
  • Ssk: Slip, slip, knit
  • Binding off in pattern

This pattern is ©2022 Handmade by Stacy J. You are allowed and encouraged to gift and/or sell your finished makes. However, if you are selling them, please use your own photographs, credit me as the designer and I ask that you please purchase the pdf pattern here on Ravelry. Since this is a digital download, there are no refunds given.