Slipped Garter Blanket
A beloved blanket accomplishes a few things: it looks good, it feels good, and most of all, it means something to you. Hand knitting a blanket is a surefire way to imbue it with meaning, and our Slipped Garter Blanket sure looks and feels good, too!
This wonderfully tactile stitch pattern is dense and durable, beautiful, and easy, too! Eshewing purl stitches altogether, you’ll just be knitting and slipping… No problem!
We used our Cotton Pure On A Cone for an all-season classic blanket with a satisfying heft. It’s also organically grown and machine washable, too! We used petal-soft Peach Peony, but whatever pretty color you pick, the love is in the knitting!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
To make one Throw size or two Crib size blankets, you’ll need…
- 1 Cotton Pure On A Cone, 100% organically grown cotton. Approximately 1,395 (2,700) yards required. We used the color Peach Peony.
- US 4, 32- or 40-inch circular needles
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to make one Crib Blanket, you’ll need 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure. Or if you want to make the Throw but prefer skeins, you’ll need 10!
28 stitches and 53 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Finished Dimensions: 28 inches wide x 37 inches long (41 inches wide x 51 inches long)
Sample: The blanket shown here is the Throw size.
This stitch pattern works over an odd number of stitches.
Slip all stitches purlwise.
Using a basic Long Tail Cast On, cast on 197 (287) stitches.
Set-Up Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.
Row 1 (right side): *K1, slip 1 (see Notes) with yarn in back (wyib), repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 2 (wrong side): *K1, slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit to end of row.
Row 5: K2, *slip 1 wyib, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 6: K2, *slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Rows 7 and 8: Knit to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1-8 until piece measures approximately 37 (51) inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 8.
With right side facing you, bind off knitwise.
Wash on a cold, gentle cycle and air dry to block.