The Boulevard Blanket

At first glance you might think this pattern is just simple garter stitch. Look again!

An easy K3, P3 repeat pattern creates a subtle striping effect.

SKILL LEVEL – Beginner / Easy

SIX BLANKET SIZES
Approximate sizes:
Baby: 28” wide x 28” long
Small: 35” wide x 40” long
Medium: 38” wide x 46” long
Large: 44” wide x 50” long
XL: 47” wide x 55” long
XXL: 53” wide x 60” long

SUPPLIES
Super Bulky Weight Yarn:
Baby: 320 – 330 yards
Small: 590 – 600 yards
Medium: 730 – 740 yards
Large: 925 – 940 yards
XL: 1100 – 1150 yards
XXL: 1350 – 1400 yards
US Size 13 or 15 circular knitting needles, 28” – 38” in length (or needle size best suited for your yarn & knitting tension)
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
Garter stitch with size 13 or 15 needles: about 8.5 sts & 14.5 rows = 4”
Exact gauge is not essential. However, knitting should be fairly tight for desired appearance. Select needle size that gives the best appearance for your choice yarn and your knitting tension.

DIRECTIONS
Directions for size Baby, with changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL in parentheses.
With US size 13 or 15 circular needles cast on 57 sts for Baby size blanket (Small: 69 sts; Medium: 75 sts; Large: 87 sts; XL: 93 sts; XXL: 105 sts).
Work back & forth on long circular needles to accommodate large number of stitches.
Work as follows:
Row 1: *K3, P3; repeat from *, end K3
Row 2: same as Row 1
The pattern is made up of these 2 rows. Repeat rows 1 and 2 until blanket is 28” long for Baby size (Small: 40” long; Medium: 46” long; Large: 50” long; XL: 55” long; XXL: 60” long)…or desired length.

Cast off in pattern when work is desired length. Cut yarn leaving an 8” tail.
With a tapestry needle, carefully weave in ends on the wrong side. Block finished blanket, if desired.

SIZE MODIFICATIONS
For wider blanket, increase number of stitches cast on by increments of 6. Adding 6 stitches will increase width by about 3”.
For a smaller blanket, decrease number of stitches by increments of 6.
Or calculate the number of stitches: 3 x any odd number = number of stitches to cast on
For a longer blanket, simply knit additional rows as desired or until you run out of yarn. You may bind off on any row. Be sure to purchase additional yarn for a larger blanket. Approximate yardage needed for each additional 2” in length for each blanket size:
Baby: 24 – 25 yards
Small: 30 – 31 yards
Medium: 32 – 34 yards
Large: 38 – 40 yards
XL: 42 – 44 yards
XXL: 47 – 50 yards

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Design by: Fifty Four Ten Studio

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