There’s a loud hush that falls over the city with the first big snow of the year. The sounds of trucks and sirens are dampened; people’s voices are library-quiet. Here in New York, we’re still waiting for our first snowfall, and me… I’m waiting under our Colorful Corner Blanket!

Colorful Corner Blanket | Purl Soho

It’s the type of blanket that softens the sounds and comforts the spirit. As I worked on the bias, from one colorful corner to a field of Heirloom White, I thought of how this blanket will carry me out of fall into winter and through to spring, as heart-warming a blanket of snow on the city.

Colorful Corner Blanket | Purl Soho

I knit our Colorful Corner Blanket in our joyfully soft Gentle Giant merino. At 1 1/2 stitches to the inch, this beauty is incredibly fast to knit. It’s also simple to shop for, with our Gentle Giant Blanket Bundles, available in six beautiful palettes. So, stitch one up this holiday season, for those who have had their first snow or those who are still waiting! -Laura

P.S. Not a knitter? Check out our Granny Square Blanket in Gentle Giant… It uses the same Gentle Giant Blanket Bundles!

Colorful Corner Blanket | Purl Soho

Materials

Colorful Corner Blanket | Purl Soho

There are six 9-skein Gentle Giant Blanket Bundles to choose from. They are, clockwise from top left…

  • Wild Heather: Color A: Cowrie Pink; Color B: Calico Pink; Color C: Silver Mauve; Color D: Heirloom White
  • Fox Den: Color A: Clay Pot; Color B: Cowrie Pink; Color C: Winter Bark; Color D: Heirloom White
  • Sweet Potato: Color A: Orange Koi; Color B: Clay Pot; Color C: White Peppercorn; Color D: Heirloom White
  • Barn Owl: Color A: Graphite Gray; Color B: Wolf Brown; Color C: Winter Bark; Color D: Heirloom White
  • Sea Urchin: Color A: Purple Lupine; Color B: Silver Mauve; Color C: Winter Bark; Color D: Heirloom White
  • Mint Julep: Color A: Pigeon Gray; Color B: Iceberg Blue; Color C: Mint Ice; Color D: Heirloom White

Gauge

6 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: 30 inches wide x 42 inches long

Colorful Corner Blanket | Purl Soho

Notes

When joining new skeins, I recommend wet splicing the ends together. This will eliminate having to weave in a bunch of bulky tails. For instructions on how, please visit our Wet Splice Tutorial.

Pattern

Begin + Increase

With Color A, 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 the entire Color A skein, ending with Row 2.

Join Color B.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used the entire Color B skein, ending with Row 2.

Join Color C.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you have used the entire Color C skein, ending with Row 2.

Join Color D.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 one time.

Continue

Still using Color 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 3 skeins of Color D, ending with Row 2.

Continue + Decrease

Join fourth skein of Color D.

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 5 stitches remain, ending with Row 1.

Bind Off: P2, bind off one, k1, bind off one, [p1, bind off one] twice.

Finish

Weave in the remaining ends.

Colorful Corner Blanket | Purl Soho