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!

Slipped Garter Blanket | Purl Soho

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!

Slipped Garter Blanket | Purl Soho

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!

Slipped Garter Blanket | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Slipped Garter Blanket | Purl Soho

To make one Throw size or two Crib size blankets, you’ll need…

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!

Gauge

28 stitches and 53 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Size

Crib (Throw)

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.

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This stitch pattern works over an odd number of stitches.

Slip Stitches

Slip all stitches purlwise.

Pattern

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.

Slipped Garter Blanket | Purl Soho
Slipped Garter Blanket | Purl Soho