A waffle-like texture and a beautiful spectrum of pinks, peaches, and russets, our Tonal Blanket is truly a stunning knit. And as it turns out, all this beauty is only as challenging as a simple slip stitch, which means beginners can learn something new and make something gorgeous without being in over your head!

Tonal Blanket | Purl Soho

Taking a closer look, you can see how the wide stripes of heather-ed tones sharpen into a complex texture, where distinct pops of color seem to peep through tiny Heirloom White panes.

Tonal Blanket | Purl Soho

And in our Season Alpaca, the finished Tonal Blanket has a gentle heft and a wonderful warmth that’s just right for when the mercury drops. Get started with our Tonal Blanket Bundle, which includes the yarn you’ll need to make a Crib size blanket (add 5 more skeins of Heirloom White for a Throw size). Choose between this toasty Warm spectrum or our Cool version, which ranges from soft lavender to dark ocean blue. Either way, this is a blanket to treasure!

Tonal Blanket | Purl Soho

This project designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Our Tonal Blanket Bundle makes the Crib Size blanket (just add 5 more skeins of the Main Color to make the Throw Size). The Bundle includes…

  • 10 skeins of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% super baby alpaca

Choose from two palettes, shown above…

  • Warm Bundle
    • Main Color (MC): 5 skeins in Heirloom White
    • Color A: 1 skein in Peony Pink
    • Color B: 1 skein in Honey Pink
    • Color C: 1 skein in Pink Taupe
    • Color D: 1 skein in Baby Fawn
    • Color E: 1 skein in Burnt Sienna
  • Cool Bundle
    • Main Color (MC): 5 skeins in Heirloom White
    • Color A: 1 skein in Lavender Moon
    • Color B: 1 skein in Dove Gray
    • Color C: 1 skein in Trout Brown
    • Color D: 1 skein in Ebbtide Blue
    • Color E: 1 skein in Stillwater Blue

Gauge

  • Unblocked: 28 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches in the slip stitch pattern
  • Blocked: 26 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in the slip stitch pattern

Sizes

Crib Size (Throw Size)

  • 27¾ inches wide x 40 inches long (42 inches wide x 53¾ inches long)

Note

When changing colors, carry the new yarn up the selvedge in back of the old yarn.

Pattern

With Main Color (MC), cast on 181 (273) stitches.

Row 1 (right side): With MC, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Repeat Row 1.

Row 3: With Color A, *k1, slip 1 with yarn in back, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 4: With Color A, *k1, slip 1 with yarn in front, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 8 (10¾) inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color A.

Now with MC and Color B, repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 8 (10¾) inches from where you cut Color A, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color B.

With MC and Color C, repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 8 (10¾) inches from where you cut Color B, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color C.

With MC and Color D, repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 8 (10¾) inches from where you cut Color C, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color D.

With MC and Color E, repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 8 (10¾) inches from where you cut Color D, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color E.

With MC, repeat Row 1.

Bind off (wrong side): With MC, bind off knitwise.

Weave in ends, and block if desired, but we didn’t!

Tonal Blanket | Purl Soho