It’s become clear over the past year that for some of you bigger IS better! Wanting, requesting, longing for more to knit… How could we not honor that? And so, I am thrilled to introduce the Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket: our beloved square Colorblock Bias Blanket stretched and extended into an adult-size rectangle!

Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket | Purl Soho

Four of Purl Soho’s own yarns went into this texture-rich blanket: Alpaca Pure, Worsted Twist, plus Flax Down and Line Weight combined to add a playful marled stripe to its neighboring fields of crisp colors and subtle heathers. Pick up all these yarns together with our Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket Bundle, available in three classic palettes: this cool Blue, sweet Pink and warm Yellow.

Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket | Purl Soho

I can’t claim this one is better than the original, but it’s at least equal and certainly bigger! So for all of you who wanted more blanket to knit (and own!), I heard you loud and clear. This one is for you! –Laura

Update

OCTOBER 7, 2016

We have just added over two dozen gorgeous new heather and helix colors to our Line Weight, Alpaca Pure, and Worsted Twist collections, plus six new colors of Flax Down this past spring. What does this all mean?! Four new Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket Bundles, some subtle, some bold, all beautiful!

Materials

Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket | Purl Soho

Our Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket Bundle is available in three beautiful palettes. They are…

BLUE, pictured above

  • Yarn A: Purl Soho’s Line Weight in Desert Blue
  • Yarn B: Purl Soho’s Flax Down in Heirloom White
  • Yarn C: Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure in Artemisia Green
  • Yarn D: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Heirloom White
  • Yarn E: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Ash Gray
  • Yarn F: Purl Soho’s Flax Down in Artemisia Green
  • Yarn G: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Stillwater Blue
  • Yarn H: Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure in Oyster Gray

PINK, pictured above left

  • Yarn A: Purl Soho’s Line Weight in Super Pink
  • Yarn B: Purl Soho’s Flax Down in Pink Grapefruit
  • Yarn C: Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure in Paprika Red
  • Yarn D: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Heirloom White
  • Yarn E: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Ballet Pink
  • Yarn F: Purl Soho’s Flax Down in Heirloom White
  • Yarn G: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Peony Pink
  • Yarn H: Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure in Super Pink

YELLOW, pictured above right

  • Yarn A: Purl Soho’s Line Weight in Storm Gray
  • Yarn B: Purl Soho’s Flax Down in Toasted Charcoal
  • Yarn C: Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure in Oyster Gray
  • Yarn D: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Dijon Yellow
  • Yarn E: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Yellow Yellow
  • Yarn F: Purl Soho’s Flax Down in Heirloom White
  • Yarn G: Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist in Tabby Gray
  • Yarn H: Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure in Heirloom White

Gauge

18 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

42 inches wide x 72 inches long

Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket | Purl Soho

Pattern

Begin + Increase

With one strand of Yarn A and one strand of Yarn B, cast on 5 stitches.

Row 1 (right side): K2, make 1 left (m1L), knit to last two stitches, make 1 right (m1R), k2. [2 stitches increased]

Row 2: P2, knit to last two stitches, p2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used both skeins of Yarn B, ending with Row 2.

Cut Yarn A, and put it aside for later.

Join Yarn C.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used the both skeins of Yarn C, ending with Row 2.

Join Yarn D.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have 251 stitches, ending with Row 2.

Continue

Still using Yarn D…

Row 1 (right side): K2, m1L, knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1.

Row 2: P2, knit to last two stitches, p2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used both skeins of Yarn D, ending with Row 2.

Join Yarn E.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used both skeins of Yarn E, ending with Row 2.

Join one strand of Yarn F and one strand of Yarn A.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used one entire skein of Yarn F, ending with Row 2.

Continue + Decrease

Join second skein of Yarn F with the strand of Yarn A.

Row 1 (right side): K1, ssk, knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2: P2, knit to last two stitches, p2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used the entire second skein of Yarn F, ending with Row 2.

Cut Yarn A, and put it aside for the tassels.

Join Yarn G.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used the both skeins of Yarn G, ending with Row 2.

Join Yarn H.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 5 stitches remain, ending with Row 2.

Bind off knitwise.

Make + Attach Tassels

Use Yarn A to make a Tiny Attached Tassel at each corner of the blanket. Visit our Tiny Attached Tassel Tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

Finish

Weave in the ends and block as desired!

Rectangular Colorblock Bias Blanket | Purl Soho