Ocean Currents Blanket
Country folk all over the world have a tradition of using every last scrap of fabric to make items for the home. American pieced quilts are an excellent example of this tradition, with fabrics from dresses, shirts and other items patched and sewn into exquisite bedspreads.
The design of this blanket emulates these old ways using left-over yarns combined with new ones to produce a stunning one-of-a kind result. Different yarns and dyelots add to the charm of the finished article.
The pattern is written for three different sizes of blanket: a Single/Twin size, a Double/Queen, and a large King-sized blanket. All are sized generously to provide a good fold-back for extra warmth in use and can be worked in one piece or in strips which are later sewn together.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
NB: A pattern for a co-ordinating rug, the Ocean Currents Rug, is available separately.
To fit Single/Twin (Double/Queen, King) sized beds.
Finished sizes - Single/Twin: 150x240cm / 60 x 95 ins
Double/Queen: 225 x 275cm / 90 x 108 ins
King size: 275 x 275cm / 108 x 108 ins.
Cascade Yarns "Cascade 220" or sim worsted / light Aran wt yarn,
100% wool, 202m/220 yds : 100gm/3.5 oz balls
in 6 co-ordinating cols
Actual amt used / King size:
Col 1: 229gm, Col 2: 503gm, Col 3, 2538gm,
Col 4: 457gm, Col 5: 457gm & Col 6: 137gm.
Size 5.5mm/US #9 circ ndls, length 120-150cm/48-60 ins.
Supplementary ndl cords plus connectors
or additional long circ ndls for border
16 sts/28 rows:10cm/4 ins in Ridged Rib patt using 5.5mm/US #9 ndls
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download. On the download link you will see 2 pdf’s formatted for:
. UK/A4 stationery.
. US/Letter-sized paper
Please select the version you prefer to save to your hard-drive. The pdf files can be printed out or viewed on a computer, iPad or iPhone directly. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
14 Feb 2014: Never-ending winter
25 Feb 2014: Planning ahead
28 Dec 2015: Keep warm this winter
6 Jan 2016: Roc-ing into 2016
13 Jan 2016: Without the Ocean
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015