The Purl Bee’s Super Easy Blanket was one of our very first patterns, and all these years later, it still satisfies us with its easy modernity and lively versatility. Since its introduction, we’ve knit this blanket in oodles of colors and yarns and sizes, each version highlighting a fresh idea. And now Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist yarn has inspired a new version… The Super Easy Crib Blanket in Worsted Twist!
With its tidy spin Worsted Twist gives this blanket a crisp and elegant finish. And perfectly midweight, these blankets have a wonderful heft and lush softness, so nice for chilly stroller rides and cold nights! Worsted Twist’s palette of soft and mellow blues, punctuated by bursts of hot pink and bright yellow, creates four beautiful color stories. Choose your favorite right Worsted Twist yarns here!
And for a wintertime blanket or anytime play mat, whip up our Super Easy Crib Blanket in Super Soft Merino.
Same seven bold stripes, same generous crib size, and same incredible soft touch, but this version is heavier, thicker and quicker to knit. Our Super Easy Crib Blanket in Super Soft Merino Bundle come in tons of inspiring colorways, each special in its own way!
Update: New Colors!
Over the years we have riffed on the Super Easy Blanket many times, and as we start the New Year, we’re revisiting three of our most classic versions, dressed up in all new colors. Knit or crocheted, in worsted or chunky weight… Read all about our 2017 color palette here!
To knit your own Super Easy Blanket in Worsted Twist, you will need…
- 7 skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. This is the Macaron palette. Heron and Slipper are also pictured.
- US 7, 24- or 32-inch circular needles
18 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch
Finished Dimensions: 31 inches x 39 inches
To get a nice, neat edge just slip the first stitch of every row knitwise with the yarn in back. (When you change colors, knit the first stitch.)
With the first color, cast on 138 stitches.
Knit every row until you have used the entire skein (or until there are 23- 25 garter stitch “ridges” [1 ridge = 2 rows]).
Switch to the second color and knit every row, using up the entire skein.
Repeat with each color, making sure to always switch colors on the same side.
After knitting all but a couple of yards of the seventh color, loosely bind off.
Weave in the ends and you’re done. Super easy!