61 in/155cm long x 43.5 in/110.5 cm wide (length adjustable, width somewhat adjustable; model in photos is 5 ft 3 in/160cm tall.)
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yds/128 m per 1.76 oz/50g); Homemade Jam, Plume, Thistle, Old World, Almanac, Flannel, Faded Quilt: 2 skeins each; Cast Iron, Snowbound, Birdbook, Button Jar, Tent: 1 skein each
US9/5.5 mm or size needed for correct gauge
16.5 sts & 32 rows = 4in/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Exact gauge is not essential for this project, though differences in gauge will affect the size and yardage required.
About the Yarn
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter is a woolen-spun worsted weight yarn that blocks into a spongy, woolly, cohesive fabric. The woolen-style spinning creates a warm, lofty yarn with good memory and great yardage for the weight. As woolen-spun yarns contain a lot of air, the fabric tends to dry quickly, too, which is helpful in a project of this size. Garter stripes work well in a variety of yarns, though, and hand washing blankets isn’t for everyone, so if you are using a different yarn for this project, look for a yarn with a good range of colours that gives you a fabric you like at gauge, fits your budget, and can be cared for in a way that is practical for you. See the Colour List in the pattern for the yardage required for each colour.