Purple Seaside Blanket

Blankets are always a hit, especially in the winter when the cold weather makes them a necessity. The Purple Seaside Blanket features a seamless square pattern in a soothing grey with pops of warmer, bold colors that will definitely warm up any room.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 54” x 54”

Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Anzula for Better or Worsted (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 200 yards [182 meters]/117 grams): Seaside (5 skeins), Victoria (2 skeins), Grape (1 skein), Raspberry (1 skein), Prudence (1 skein)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) needles (see Pattern Notes on length specifications)
Notions: Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch marker

Special Stitches

Emily Ocker’s Cast-On

*Make a loop around your finger.
Using a crochet hook, insert it under the loop on your finger and pull through the yarn connected to the ball.
Take the hook and grab/pull through the yarn again to create one stitch. *
Repeat from * to * as needed depending on the cast-on required.

Pattern Notes

This blanket is completely seamless. The edging is an applied I-cord that helps the blanket lay flat. A good soak and aggressive blocking is necessary to achieve the finished size.
The needle length to use for this depends on your preference on working large amounts of stitches in the round as well as casting on a small number of stitches to work in the round. This piece can be worked using magic loop until you have more stitches then can easily be worked magic loop at which point they can be transferred to a 60” circular needle.

Pattern

Using Seaside, dpns (or longer cable needle if you prefer to magic loop), CO 8 sts using the Emily Ocker method.
Rnd 1: *Kf/b; rep from * into each st. (16 sts)
Rnd 2: Knit 4, pm, k4, pm, k4, pm, k4, pm (this is also your EOR m).
Rnd 3: *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 25 more times, making sure to end with a Row 4. (56 sts in each section, 224 sts total)

Switch to Victoria

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds 12 more times. (82 sts in each section, 328 sts total)

Switch to Seaside

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 7 times more. (98 sts in each section, 392 sts total)

Switch to Grape

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds 5 times more. (110 sts in each section, 440 sts total)

Switch to Seaside

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 7 times more. (126 sts in each section, 504 sts total)

Switch to Raspberry

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds 4 times more. (136 sts in each section, 544 sts)

Switch to Seaside

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 5 times more. (148 sts in each section, 592 sts)

Switch to Prudence

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds 2 times more. (154 sts in each section, 616 sts total)

Switch to Seaside

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds once more. (158 sts in each section, 632 sts)

Switch to Victoria

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Purl.  (160 sts in each section, 640 sts total)

Switch to Seaside

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Knit.  (162 sts in each section, 648 sts total)

Switch to Grape

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Purl. (164 sts in each section, 656 sts total)

Switch to Seaside

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Knit. (166 sts in each section, 664 sts total)

Switch to Raspberry

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Purl. (168 sts in each section, 672 sts total)

Switch to Seaside

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Knit. (170 sts in each section, 680 sts total)

Switch to Prudence

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Purl. (172 sts in each section, 688 sts total)

Switch to Seaside

Rnd 1 (Inc Rnd): *Kf/b, k to 1 st before m, kf/b; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts increased)
Rnd 2: Knit. (174 sts in each section, 696 sts total)

Switch to Victoria

Provisionally CO 3 sts to left needle.
*K2, slip 1 st, k1, psso, replace the 3 sts back on the left needle; rep from * to last 3 sts.
Graft the last 3 sts together with the first 3 provisionally CO sts.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Soak and block to measurements. yarn ball

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