Western Hills - The Blanket by Julia Stanfield

Western Hills - The Blanket

December 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
251 - 2743 yards (230 - 2508 m)
Dolly, Bassinet, Throw/Baby cot, Single Bed
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Western Hills - The Blanket

Designed with either a moss or garter stitch border, in 4 sizes (dolly, baby, bassinet, throw/baby cot, single bed) and written for

  • fingering & sport weight (4-5 ply)
  • DK (8 ply)
  • worsted (10 ply)

This pattern was inspired by the fabulous series of hills on which I live and walk in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. As you make your way up the hills that the suburbs have developed in, you see the most glorious views of the Wellington Harbour and Lower Hutt laid out below. As you walk down into the valleys, you are surrounded by peaceful native bush and the sounds of the birds that fill their branches. Plus, who doesn’t love a zig zag right?

Western Hills is the perfect way to use those lovely part skeins of yarn you have held onto but don’t have enough for a whole project – stripe them!

The pattern is deceptively simple, being easy to memorise and knit, yet produces a striking blanket, written in 4 different sizes to suit a variety of purposes. This makes it ideal for gifting or making for you and your loved ones.

Designed in 3 yarn weights means it’s able to be used for most yarns you might have already in stash.

Fingering & sport weight/4-5 ply version - US #4/3.5mm circular
DK/8 ply version - US #6/4mm circular needle
Worsted weight/10 ply version - 60 inch length-inch US #9/5.5mm circular needle

Dolly blanket – 40 x 45 cm or 15” x 17 ¾” (after blocking)
Bassinet blanket – 65 x 88 cm or 23.5” x 34 ¾” (after blocking) – perfect for strollers/bassinets
Throw/Baby cot blanket – 100 x 120cm or 39 ½” x 47 ½” (after blocking)
Single bed blanket – 150 x 165 cm or 59” x 65” (after blocking)

This pattern and the others in the collection (Scarf and Dishcloth) are being released as free patterns and are able to be knitted for sale. You may use this pattern for small scale commercial purposes, making items personally. Please credit any items you knit for sale back to this pattern and Julia Stanfield as the designer.