Leaves swirling in knee-high eddies and loose papers skimming on a breeze, we love how a windy day shakes thing up a bit! With its scattered bits of color, our Windy Day Blanket offers a little disorder without the chaos, like a gust of fresh air.

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Its fascinating construction embraces the no-sewing rule. Knit all in one piece, you work a garter-stitch triangle, rotate, pick up an adjoining edge, and knit the next one. Never boring and very breezy!

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For our Windy Day Blanket, we used our plush and cozy Linen Quill Worsted, a mix of fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen. Use the same lively palette we did with our Windy Day Blanket Bundle, all the yarn you need to whip up a Throw size!

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Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

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Our Windy Day Blanket Bundle includes 16 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill Worsted, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 164 yards.

NOTE: The bundle makes the Throw size Blanket. For the Crib Size, buy individual skeins, and you will only need 6 skeins of Color A.

  • Color A: 6 (13) skeins of Linen Quill Worsted; approximately 984 (2,132) yards required. We used Pale Oats.
  • Color B: 1 skein of Linen Quill Worsted; approximately 79 (117) yards required. We used Dandelion Yellow.
  • Color C: 1 skein of Linen Quill Worsted; approximately 87 (164) yards required. We used Bright Flamingo.
  • Color D: 1 skein of Linen Quill Worsted; approximately 87 (133) yards required. We used Super Orange.

You will also need…

  • US 7, straight or 20- or -24-inch circular needles

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Color A: Pale Oats; Color B: True Turquoise

Color C: Eggshell Blue; Color D: Cobalt Blue

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Color A: Pale Oats; Color B: Stonewall Gray

Color C: Kettle Black; Color D: Stillwater Blue

Gauge

18 stitches and 36 rows (18 garter ridges) = 4 inches in garter stitch

NOTE: This pattern uses almost the full skein of Colors A and C, so swatch in Colors B or D and make sure you achieve this gauge in order to ensure that you have enough yarn.

Sizes

Crib (Throw)

Finished Dimensions: 28 inches wide x 42 inches long (42 inches wide x 56 inches long)

Sample: The blanket pictured here is Throw size.

Notes

Picking Up Stitches

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.

Changing Colors

Make sure you are always changing colors on right side rows, i.e. with the right side of the blanket facing you.

Basic Square Schematic

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Basic Square Instructions

Basic Triangle 1

Cast on 45 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

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

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Basic Triangle 2

With the right side of Triangle 1 facing you and its cast-on edge oriented vertically, join yarn and pick up and knit 45 stitches [see Picking Up Stitches Note, above] along the top edge of Triangle 1.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

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

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Basic Triangle 3

With the right side of the piece facing you and picked-up edge oriented vertically, pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 2.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

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

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Basic Triangle 4

With the right side of the piece facing you, orient the last picked-up edge vertically and starting at the center of the square, pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 3.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to last stitch, slip last stitch knitwise to right 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]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Attached Squares Instructions

Attached Triangle 1

Cast on 45 stitches.

With the right side facing you, pick up and knit 45 stitches along the edge of the previous Square’s Triangle 3. [90 stitches]

Set-Up Row (wrong side): K47, place marker (pm), knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to marker, slip marker (sm), k2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, remove marker (rm), k1, pm, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 4 stitches remain, ending with Row 2 and removing the marker.

Next Row (right side): K2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches decreased]

Next Row (wrong side): K1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Attached Triangle 2

With the right side facing you, orient the cast-on edge of Triangle 1 vertically, then pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 1.

With the right side facing you, turn the blanket upside down so that the top edge is the bottom edge, then pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 4 of the Square indicated in the pattern.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): K47, place marker (pm), knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to marker, k2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, remove marker (rm), k1, pm, knit to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until 4 stitches remain on the needle, ending with Row 2 and removing the marker.

Next Row (right side): K2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches remain]

Next Row (wrong side): K1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Attached Triangle 3

With the right side facing you, orient the picked-up edge of Triangle 2 vertically, then pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 2.

With the right side facing you, turn the blanket 90 degrees counterclockwise so the top of the blanket is on your right and the bottom is on your left, then pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 1 of the Square indicated in the pattern.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): K47, place marker (pm), knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to marker, k2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, remove marker (rm), k1, pm, knit to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until 4 stitches remain on the needle, ending with Row 2 and removing the marker.

Next Row (right side): K2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches remain]

Next Row (wrong side): K1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Layout Schematic

Below is a schematic of the full layout for the blanket. Work the Squares in order from 1 to 12.

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Want to see it bigger? Here’s a pdf

Pattern

Square 1

Triangle 1

NOTE: Mark the right side of the work with a removable stitch marker to keep track of the right side.

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1 in the BASIC SQUARE INSTRUCTIONS (see Notes).

Triangle 2

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 13 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color B, continue following the same instructions for the rest of the Triangle.

Triangle 3

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 24 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color C, continue following the same instructions for the rest of the Triangle.

Triangle 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

Square 2

Triangle 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1 in the ATTACHED SQUARE INSTRUCTIONS (see Notes).

Triangles 2 + 3

With Color A, repeat the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 2 and BASIC TRIANGLE 3.

Triangle 4

With Color C, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

Square 3

Triangle 1

With Color A, following the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 36 stitches remain on right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 20 stitches remain on right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color D.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 1.

Triangle 2

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 27 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color C, continue following the same instructions and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 18 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color C.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 2.

Triangle 3 + Triangle 4

With Color A, repeat the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3 and BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

Square 4

Triangle 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2 (see Notes), picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 3.

Triangle 3

With Color B, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3.

Triangle 4

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 31 stitches remain, Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 4.

Square 5

Triangle 1

With Color B, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 37 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color B.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 1.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 2.

Triangle 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 1 from SQUARE 4.

Triangle 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

Square 6

Triangle 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the Set-Up Row instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 1. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 22 stitches remain on the right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color D.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 2.

Triangle 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 1 from SQUARE 5.

Triangle 4

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 11 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color C, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 4.

Finishing: Crib Size Only

If making the Crib size, weave in the ends and wet block. (If making the Throw size, continue with Squares 7-12.)

Square 7: Throw Size Only

Triangle 1

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 22 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color D, following the same instructions, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 18 stitches remain. Cut Color D.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 1.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 6.

Triangle 3

With Color C, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 11 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color C.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 3.

Triangle 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

Square 8

Triangle 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1, picking up stitches along the edge of Triangle 3 from Square 7.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 5 and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 31 stitches remain on the right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color A.

With Color B, following the same instructions, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 22 stitches remain on the right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color B.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 2.

Triangle 3

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 18 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 3.

Triangle 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

Square 9

Triangle 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1, picking up stitches along the edge of Triangle 3 from Square 8.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 4.

Triangle 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3.

Triangle 4

With Color C, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 27 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 4.

Square 10

Triangle 1

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 38 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 1.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 9.

Triangle 3

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 19 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color B, following the same instructions, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 15 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color B.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 3.

Triangle 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

Square 11

Triangle 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 8.

Triangle 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 1 from SQUARE 10.

Triangle 4

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 15 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color C, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 4.

Square 12

Triangle 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1.

Triangle 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 7 and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 31 stitches remain on right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color A.

With Color B, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 2.

Triangle 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 1 from SQUARE 11.

Triangle 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

Finishing

Weave in the ends, making sure to close the gaps where four squares meet. Wet block, if desired.

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