Nevern Lap Blanket
The Great Cross of St Brynach (the Nevern Cross) is a 13-foot tall stone cross in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which dates from the tenth or eleventh century. It is decorated with many Celtic knots and patterns.
Stranded squares are worked flat and separately, allowing Nevern Lap Blanket to be a project you can take with you, while the modular construction invites options for the positioning and use of motifs. Six different designs (in reality three, each with a reversed colorway twin) are bound together with a garter stitch border.
The colorwork patterns are charted in grey and white only, and are not written.
One square: 12.75” wide x 12.5” high
Lap Blanket: 41 × 27.5″
Original Colourway of Nevern Throw (Green/Cream):
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash (worsted weight, 100% Superwash Wool; 110 yards/50g): MC Noble Heather 26301, 7 skeins and
Knit Picks Bare Wool of the Andes Superwash (worsted weight, 100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards/100g): CC Bare 26590, 2 hanks
Grey/Blue Colourway (Shown here):
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash (worsted weight, 100% Superwash Wool; 110 yards/50g): MC Cobblestone Heather 26304, 7 skeins and
CC Fjord Heather 26316, 4 skeins
US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular for the squares or size to obtain gauge
US 4 (3.5mm) two 48" or 60" circular needles, or three sizes smaller than size used to obtain gauge
20.5 sts and 20 rows = 4" in Stranded Stockinette Stitch, blocked (gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished size and yardage requirements)