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Brightsides

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A textured blanket of greys and stripes, with a little pop of green framing the edges, Brightsides is worked from the centre out with a slipped stitch texture and garter stitch stripes, ending in a garter mosaic stitch border. With mosaic stitch, you work with one colour at a time, slipping stitches in the other colour, so it’s an easy way to get a two-colour pattern without stranding. If you can knit, purl, and work in the round, you can make this blanket. The pattern is both charted and written, and includes instructions for adjusting the size, if desired.

Size
32 in x 32 in/84 cm x 84 cm (size adjustable)

Yarn
O-Wool O-Wash Sport (100% machine-washable certified organic merino; 306 yds/280 m per 3.5 oz/100 g): MC (Appalachian Stone): 4; CC1 (Barn Owl): 2; CC2 (Arrowgrass): 1, OR

A soft, sport-weight yarn: MC: 1010 yds/924 m; CC1: 371 yds/340 m; CC2: 71 yds/65 m

Needles
US 6/4.0 mm: 5 DPNs; 24 in/60 cm circular; 40 in/100 cm circular
US 7/4.5 mm: 40 in/100 cm circular (see note about gauge, below)
US 6/4.0 mm/G crochet hook (if using Emily Ocker cast on)

Gauge
22 sts = 4 in/10 cm in main pattern st and garter mosaic in the round, blocked. (You may need to go up a needle size to match the garter mosaic gauge to the main pattern stitch.)

Notions
stitch markers: 1 for the beginning of the round, 4 for centre sts, 3 for the other corners, plus 48 for pattern repeats, if desired
yarn needle

About the Yarn
O-Wool O-Wash Sport is a softly plied, machine-washable merino yarn. Its 4-ply construction plumps up during washing and fills in any gaps between stitches, which is helpful with mosaic stitch patterns. The gentle plying angle preserves the softness of the merino, while the many plies help protect against pilling. (This construction won’t completely prevent pilling—that’s just what merino does—but it does help.) At the gauge used here, O-Wash Sport makes a soft, drapey fabric that shows off the textures and mosaic stitch pattern.
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