Welcome Relief by Stacie Collier

Welcome Relief

August 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1450 - 1500 yards (1326 - 1372 m)
40" x 40"
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I originally created this blanket as a contribution to the Welcome Blanket project, and I’ve decided to publish this pattern and use the proceeds to help support refugee families. World Relief is one of several refugee resettlement agencies serving the USA; with significant cuts in the number of refugees allowed into the country, resettlement agencies have lost offices, staff, and supports, causing them to rely more heavily on diverse funding and community partnerships in their efforts to help refugees stabilize and become active members of society. Because I believe wholeheartedly in the power of small, local action adding up to large-scale change, all proceeds from this pattern will be donated to World Relief Spokane, the refugee resettlement agency that serves the the Spokane community. In an effort to walk the talk, I matched the first $100 in proceeds. Click here to learn more about World Relief and the services they provide.

Total donated through 8/1/2022: $1,222.05

Welcome Relief is a lap blanket knit on the bias to create pairs of wedges that use up scraps and highlight colors. Short rows and garter stitch make this an easy-to-learn pattern with a striking result. Although the pattern includes directions to create the sample shown, it is infinitely modifiable and you’ll find lots of suggestions for variation!

A note about yarn and sizing:
The sample shown used approximately 1450 yards of Cascade 220 Superwash, with each wedge varying from 5 yards to 100 yards. I suggest using a scale to measure yarn usage in each wedge to ensure sufficient yarn.

In Cascade 220 Superwash at the suggested gauge, the blanket is 40” x 40”. This is a flexible design, and gauge isn’t vital. In fact, I recommend making this your own! Modification suggestions are included in pattern.

Thank you for helping to support refugees! I’ll be providing periodic updates about donations. Please contact me via DM or at staciecollier@gmail.com with questions, comments, etc.