All of the pieces fall into place with our Easy Puzzle Blanket. A sleight of handicraft, it’s one bright and simple solution that only appears to have many moving parts.  

Easy Puzzle Blanket | Purl Soho

The construction is a clever variation on our classic Four Points Baby Blanket. We take the same basic process: knit a garter-stitch triangle by decreasing along one edge until you’re down to a point, then pick up stitches for the next triangle… But here, to each triangle, we throw in a few colorful stripes. Easy!

Easy Puzzle Blanket | Purl Soho

So the only brainteaser this blanket really presents is what colors to choose. With 47 beautiful colors of Linen Quill to choose from, play!

Easy Puzzle Blanket | Purl Soho

It’s really fun and surprising to watch this beauty unfold. Triangles that are anything but trying, a puzzle that’s anything but puzzling!

Easy Puzzle Blanket | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Easy Puzzle Blanket | Purl Soho

To knit your own Easy Puzzle Blanket, you will need 6 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards.

  • Color A: 1 skein, approximately 334 yards required
  • Color B: 1 skein, approximately 198 yards required
  • Color C: 1 skein, approximately 190 yards required
  • Color D: 1 skein, approximately 131 yards required
  • Color E: 1 skein, approximately 190 yards required
  • Color F: 1 skein, approximately 310 yards required

NOTE: To make the Throw Size you will need an additional…

  • 2 skeins of Color A; approximately 1,083 total yards required
  • 1 skein of Color B; approximately 638 total yards required
  • 1 skein of Color C; approximately 610 total yards required
  • – skeins of Color D; approximately 421 total yards required
  • 1 skein of Color E; approximately 610 total yards required
  • 2 skeins of Color F; approximately 1,000 total yards required

You will also need…

We’ve created three palettes for inspiration including the sample…

Salt Water Taffy

Shown above and the palette we used to knit up our sample…

  • Color A: Eggshell Blue
  • Color B: Bright Flamingo
  • Color C: Oatmeal Gray
  • Color D: Pale Oats
  • Color E: Super Orange
  • Color F: Dandelion Yellow

Parade

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  • Color A: Green Turquoise
  • Color B: Heirloom White
  • Color C: Vintage Celadon
  • Color D: True Turquoise
  • Color E: Red Poppy
  • Color F: Cobalt Blue

Radicchio

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  • Color A: Crocus Bud
  • Color B: Dark Iris
  • Color C: Pink Pop
  • Color D: Chestnut Red
  • Color E: Rhubarb Pink
  • Color F: Wheat Flour

Gauge

29 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

Crib Size (Throw Size)

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 30¾ x 30¾ inches (55 x 55 inches)

Easy Puzzle Blanket | Purl Soho

Note

For instructions and a video tutorial on how to pick up stitches along a vertical edge in garter stitch, please visit our Picking Up Stitches Tutorial.

Pattern

Triangle 1

With Color A, cast on 156 (282) stitches.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Continuing with Color A, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 3 (5½) inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.

Cut Color A.

With Color B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 10½ (18¾) inches, ending with Row 2.

Cut Color B.

With Color C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains. [8¼ (14¾) inches]

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Triangle 2

With the right side of Triangle 1 facing you, orient the 90-degree angle at the top right corner. Starting at the 90-degree corner, use Color A to pick up and knit 156 (282) stitches [see Notes, above] along the top edge of Triangle 1.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Continuing with Color A, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 9¾ (17½) inches, ending with Row 2.

Cut Color A.

With Color D, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains. [12 (21½) inches]

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Triangle 3

With the right side of Triangle 2 facing you, orient the 90-degree angle at the top right. Starting at the 90-degree corner, use Color C to pick up and knit 156 (282) stitches along the top edge of Triangle 2.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Continuing with Color C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 4¾ (8½) inches, ending with Row 2.

Cut Color C.

With Color E, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 13 (23¼) inches, ending with Row 2.

Cut Color E.

With Color F, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains. [4 (7¼) inches]

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Triangle 4

With the right side of Triangle 3 facing you, orient the 90-degree angle at the top right. Starting at the 90-degree corner, use Use Color F to pick up and knit 156 (282) stitches along the top edge of Triangle 3.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to last stitch, slip last stitch knitwise to right-hand needle, pick up and knit 1 stitch from the adjacent cast-on edge of Triangle 1, pass slipped stitch over.

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased.]

Continuing with Color F, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 15¼ (27½) inches, ending with Row 1.

Cut Color F.

With Color D and starting with Row 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 2 (3½) inches, ending with Row 1.

Cut Color D.

With Color B and starting with Row 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains. [4½ (8) inches]

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

Easy Puzzle Blanket | Purl Soho