The Steeped Throw is a cozy blanket inspired by afternoon tea and cuddling with a good book. Simple color-blocking on mitered squares are reminiscent of tea bags steeping in a hot, comforting cup of tea.
The mix of garter stitch and stockinette stitch creates a textured look without being too complicated. This blanket also uses just three colors: a neutral color and two contrasting colors. The neutral color invites you to make this your favorite blanket, while the contrasting colors help add a pop of visual interest without being too overpowering. Knitting this calming pattern will have you yearning for your favorite cozy spot.
Originally published in Knit Picks Interlude publication.
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-Baby: 32”/81 cm by 40”/102 cm
-Throw: 47”/119 cm by 54”/137 cm
-Individual square: 7.5”/19 cm square
17 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm, lightly blocked
Gauge not essential for this project
US 8 (5mm) straight or 16” circular needles, plus 48” or longer circular needles for edging
• Baby Size - Knit Picks Mighty Stitch (worsted weight, 20% Superwash Wool/80% Acrylic; 208 yards/100g): MC Canary, 4 skeins; C1 Macaw, 1 skein; C2 Celestial, 1 skein; C3 Orange, 1 skein
•Throw Size - Knit Picks Brava (worsted weight, 100% Premium Acrylic; 218 yards/100g): MC White, 9 skeins; C1 Persimmon, 2 skeins; C2 Hunter, 2 skeins
•Or similar Worsted weight (Size 4 medium) yarn in colors of choice: MC 872 yards/796 meters 1962 yards/1794 meters; C1(2,3) 208 yards/190 meters 436 yards/399 meters each