Modern and minimal, earthy and sumptuous, our Sand Drift Blanket spans all six shades of our new undyed organic cotton and alpaca Sweetgrass yarn.

Sand Drift Blanket | Purl Soho

It may look like seed stitch, but you actually make this blanket without the trouble of purling (yup!). Holding two strands of yarn, you just work a very simple slip stitch pattern, alternating colors every third row. Doubled yarn and a super-tactile texture, the warm landscape of the Sand Drift Blanket has an incredibly satisfying weight and heft.

Sand Drift Blanket | Purl Soho

Plus, the full tour of the Sweetgrass spectrum lends a barefoot-on-the-beach kind of pleasure. We love the study in nature, the celebration of subtlety, and the beauty of undyed fiber!

Sand Drift Blanket | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Sand Drift Blanket | Purl Soho

Our Sand Drift Blanket Bundle includes…

  • 10 skeins of Purl Soho’s Sweetgrass, 65% organic cotton and 35% superfine alpaca. Each skein is 437 yards; approximately 381 yards of Color A and Color F and 726 yards of Color B-Color E required. Shown above from top to bottom…
    • Color A: 1 skein of Heirloom White
    • Color B: 2 skeins of Pale Sesame
    • Color C: 2 skeins of Buckwheat Beige
    • Color D: 2 skeins of Rye Flour
    • Color E: 2 skeins of Walnut Shell
    • Color F: 1 skein of Beech Bark

You will also need…

Gauge

23 stitches and 60 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern with yarn doubled

Size

Finished Dimensions: 32 inches wide x 46 inches long

Notes

Slip Stitches

Slip all slip stitches purlwise.

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over an odd multiple of stitches.

Double The Yarn

Throughout this pattern you will hold two strands of the same color yarn as you work. If you only have one skein of the color, pull from both the inside and outside of the ball.

Stitch Pattern

Row 1 (right side): With Yarn 2, *slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib), k1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyib.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Yarn 2, *slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), k1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Row 3: With Yarn 1, *k1, slip 1 wyib, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 4: With Yarn 1, *k1, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Pattern

With 2 strands of Color A, cast on 185 stitches.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): With Color A, *k1, slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Work in Stitch Pattern (see Notes), using two strands of Color A as Yarn 1 and two strands of Color B as Yarn 2, until piece measures 9 inches from cast-on edge.

Cut Color A.

Using just Color B (doubled), repeat Rows 1-4 of Stitch Pattern one time.

Work in Stitch Pattern, using two strands of Color C as Yarn 1 and two strands of Color B as Yarn 2, for 9 inches.

Cut Color B.

Using just Color C (doubled), repeat Rows 1-4 of Stitch Pattern one time.

Work in Stitch Pattern, using two strands of Color C as Yarn 1 and two strand of Color D as Yarn 2, for 9 inches.

Cut Color C.

Using just Color D (doubled), repeat Rows 1-4 of Stitch Pattern one time.

Work in Stitch Pattern, using two strands of Color E as Yarn 1 and two strands of Color D as Yarn 2, for 9 inches.

Cut Color D.

Using just Color E (doubled), repeat Rows 1-4 of Stitch Pattern one time.

Work in Stitch Pattern, using two strands of Color E as Yarn 1 and two strands of Color F as Yarn 2, for 9 inches.

Cut Color E.

With right side facing you, use Color F (doubled) to bind off in 1×1 Rib. Here’s how…

Bind Off Row (right side): K1, *p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, repeat from * to end of row.

Weave in ends and block your finished blanket!

Sand Drift Blanket | Purl Soho