Station Wagon Blanket by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Station Wagon Blanket

October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34.5 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch before blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2100 - 2280 yards (1920 - 2085 m)
One size 54"x55" after blocking
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Errata available:

Errata note: There is an error in the instructions for Block 2 of the blanket. Here is the correction:

Page 28, column 2, line 1: Add asterisk before “With E.”

Page 28, column 2, line 3: Delete asterisk before “With B.”

Page 28: Delete line 11, “With E, knit 16 rows (8 ridges).”

Inspired by vintage blankets woven on old looms, this is a blanket to snuggle up in anywhere. Our fantasy is to have one in the trunk of the car, ready for impromptu picnics at scenic overlooks.

Knit in modular blocks for portability, the blanket is assembled using the 3-needle bindoff, our favorite technique for a neat join. In this case, the seams become a part of the design, adding to the plaid effect created by all those syncopated stripes lining up against each other.

Easily modified by adding or subtracting blocks.

P.S. Dogs like blankets, especially if they have a touch of mohair.

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The Station Wagon Blanket is not sold as a single pattern.

Lamb’s Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Company [4 oz (113 g), each approx 190 yds (174 m), 85% wool / 15% mohair]
A: Indigo #M163, 3 skeins
B: Sable #M07, 3 skeins
C: Wild Violet #M173, 1 skein
D: Smoky Sage #M158, 2 skeins
E: Grey Heather #M03, 3 skeins
One pair size US 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles, or size needed to achieve gauge
Two size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 40” (100 cm) long