Our Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit isn’t just for wraps anymore! We’ve taken its eight skeins of Jade Sapphire’s specially hand-dyed cashmere and used them to make this absolutely incredible Cashmere Ombré Blanket, as soft as you can imagine and as beautiful as any baby deserves!

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We’ve arranged the Kit’s octave of colors in a whole new light, starting by juxtaposing the darkest and the lightest colors and working toward the mid-tones at the other end of the blanket. We love the way this composition moves our attention back and forth, up and down, asking us to ponder the relationships between many shades of one brilliant color!

Cashmere Ombré Blanket | Purl Soho

Although it may not look it, you knit the Cashmere Ombré Blanket straight from one end to the other, no sewing, no picking up, no fuss. We used a simple intarsia technique to work two balls of yarn for each row. Don’t worry, it’s super easy, and we explain every step with our Intarsia in Garter Stitch Tutorial!

Cashmere Ombré Blanket | Purl Soho

The yarn that comes in our Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit is too gorgeous to confine to just one project. Cast on for our Cashmere Ombré Blanket or let us know what you come up with! -Laura

Materials

Cashmere Ombré Blanket | Purl Soho

NOTE: This yarn is only available in our Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit.

  • Purl Soho’s Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit. We used the color Bloom. Each kit includes…
    • 8 skeins of Jade Sapphire’s 4-Ply 100% Mongolian Cashmere, hand-dyed exclusively for Purl Soho
    • A Purl Soho muslin project bag
    • A Cashmere Ombré Wrap Pattern (for use another time!)
  • US 3, 32-inch circular needles

Gauge

26 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: 29 ½ inches wide x 44 inches high

Notes

You will change colors in this pattern using a technique called “intarsia.” Each row involves two balls of yarn, which is much easier than it may sound! For some tips on this technique, visit our Intarsia in Garter Stitch Tutorial.

Assign the darkest skein the name Color A, the next darkest Color B, the third darkest Color C, and so on to the lightest skein: Color H.

Pattern

Begin with the Darkest + Lightest

With Color A, cast on 96 stiches. Put down Color A (without cutting it). With Color H, cast 96 stitches onto the same needles. [192 stitches] (At this point, the two colors are not attached to each other, but as you work the intarsia, they will be!)

NOTE: When you switch colors in the following rows, but sure to use the intarsia techniques described in our Intarsia in Garter Stitch Tutorial.

Row 1 (right side): With Color H, k96; with Color A, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise, with Color A, k95; with Color H, knit to end of row.

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise, with Color H, k95; with Color A, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you’ve used all of Color A and Color H (approximately 11 inches), ending with a wrong-side row (Row 2).

Cut Colors A and H.

Continue with the Second Lightest + Second Darkest

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise, join Color G, k95; join color B, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise, with Color B, k95; with Color G, knit to end of row.

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise, with Color G, k95; with Color B, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you’ve used all of Color B and Color G (approximately 11 inches), ending with a wrong-side row (Row 2).

Cut Colors B and G.

Continue with the Third Lightest + Third Darkest

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise, join Color F, k95; join color C, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise, with Color C, k95; with Color F, knit to end of row.

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise, with Color F, k95; with Color C, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you’ve used all of Color C and Color F (approximately 11 inches), ending with a wrong-side row (Row 2).

Cut Colors C and F.

Finish with the Fourth Lightest + Fourth Darkest

NOTE: It can be a challenge to differentiate between Colors D and E. We recommend placing one of the skeins in a separate bag to help keep track of each color!

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise, join Color E, k95; join color D, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise, with Color D, k95; with Color E, knit to end of row.

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise, with Color E, k95; with Color D, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you’ve used all of Color D and Color E (approximately 11 inches), ending with a right-side row (Row 3).

Bind Off (wrong side): With Color D, loosely bind off 96 stitches knitwise (one Color D stitch will remain on the left needle), cut Color D; with Color E, bind off remaining stitches knitwise.

Finish

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

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