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.
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
Crochet hook for Prov CO, sml quantity of waste yarn
Row counter, markers, cable ndl, tapestry ndl
Rustless pins for blocking
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. 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