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Simple, satisfying garter stripes accented with a slip-stitch colourwork band make for a warm and eminently squishable blanket, perfect for curling up with a good book or (of course) another knitting project. Burgoo is worked from side to side, so your stitch gauge affects the length and your row gauge affects the width. To make this blanket, you need to know how to knit, slip stitches, and carry colours up the side (though there are tips on that). Pattern instructions are written, with the mosaic colourwork band both charted and written. Pattern includes tips for adjusting the size of your blanket.

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.

Yarn needle

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.
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