Colorblock Jute Stitch Blanket
When you say “waffle” to knitters, before we think of syrup-laden breakfast, we think texture. Waffle, with its grid of ridges and hollowed-out boxes, just screams lofty, soft, and cozy, and our Colorblock Jute Stitch Blanket is one big ode to this kind of waffle-y goodness!
The stitch pattern is called jute stitch (no, nothing to do with cushion-y waffles!), a super easy slip-stitch pattern. The idea is simple. Start with a block of one color, then alternate two colors to create a beautiful speckled band, and finish with a block of your second shade.
Okay, so we’ve got waffles, jute (?!), and color blocks, let’s add into the mix our newest yarn, Linen Quill Worsted. Everything you love about our classic Linen Quill, this new worsted weight makes the knitting speedier, the stitches more in-your-face, and the fabric plumper.
Pick a color duo from our palette of 28 gorgeous colors, then decide on a size: crib or throw, and finally, get to knitting your waffled, color-blocked, jute-stitch blanket in Linen Quill Worsted!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
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- Color A: 3 (6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill Worsted, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 164 yards; approximately 459 (984) yards required. We used the color Pink Pop.
- Color B: 4 (8) skeins of Linen Quill Worsted. Approximately 592 (1,286) yards required. We used the color Pale Oats.
- US 8 (5 mm), 32- or 40-inch circular needles
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Finished Dimensions: 30 inches wide x 39 inches long (42 inches wide x 55 inches long)
Sample: The blanket shown here is the Crib size.
This pattern works over any odd number of stitches.
Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.
Turn + Slide
When you work the Two-Color Jute Stitch Pattern, you either “slide” or “turn” the work at the end of each row.
“Turn work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with circular needles: Transfer the needle from your left hand into your right hand and the needle from your right hand into your left, flipping the work around so the opposite side is facing you.
“Slide work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you and to push all the stitches to the right end of the circular needles. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.
You will know that you’re doing this right if the yarn you need to complete the next row is right there waiting for you!
With Color A, cast on 165 (231) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
One-Color Jute Stitch
Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), *k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif.
Row 2 (right side): K1, slip 1 wyif, *k1, slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib), repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 8 (11) inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.
Two-Color Jute Stitch
Set-Up Row (wrong side): With Color A, slip 1 wyif, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyib. Turn work.
Join Color B.
Row 1 (right side): With Color B, k1, slip 1 wyif, *k1, slip 1 wyib, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif, k1. Slide work.
Row 2 (right side): With Color A, slip 1 wyif, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif. Turn work.
Row 3 (wrong side): With Color B, p1, slip 1 wyib, *p1, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, slip 1 wyib, p1. Slide work.
Row 4 (wrong side): With Color A, slip 1 wyib, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyib.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for 14 (20) inches, ending with Row 4.
Cut Color A.
One-Color Jute Stitch
With Color B…
Row 1 (right side): K1, slip 1 wyif, *k1, slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib), repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif, k1.
Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), *k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 17 (24) inches, ending with Row 2. [Piece measures 39 (55) inches from cast-on edge]
Bind-Off Row (right side): K1, *p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, repeat from * to end of row.
Weave in the ends and wet block.