|Sweet stroller-sized blanket in stranded knitting for your sleepy monkey.
Construction Notes: center squares worked in the round then steeked (may also be worked flat)
Finished size: Approximately 24 ” / 61 cm square
Yarn: Valley Yarns Superwash (100% Extra Fine Merino Wool; 97 yds/89 m per 1 ¾ oz/50 g ball):
5 balls in 320 Plum
4 balls in 861 Copper
3 balls in 563 Ice Blue
2 balls in 968 Crimson
2 balls in 502 Colonial Blue
& Notions: Size 8 US/5 mm circular needle, 16 ”/40 cm long for central squares; three size 8 US/5 mm circular needles, 40”/100 cm long required for borders; four point protectors (rubber bands will do); stitch markers (scrap yarn will do); sewing machine (for circular version; unnecessary if blanket is knit flat)
Gauge: Project gauge: 21 stitches and 21 rows = 4 ”/10 cm in stockinette stitch with colorwork.
Ball band gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 ”/10 cm in plain stockinette stitch. Colorwork usually results in a tighter fabric with similar stitch and row gauges.