It’s easy to imagine sweet honeysuckle or bountiful wisteria climbing the trellis of our Arbor Blanket. In such a reverie, every stitch feels like a seed!

Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho

And in fact, it is. In a variation of the classic Diamond Brocade stitch, intersecting lines of seed stitch form an on-the-bias grid, both striking in its clarity and delicate in its grace.

Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho

A timeless beauty, the Arbor Blanket demands a yarn notable for its stitch definition and its durability (this blanket is going to be around for a while, after all!), and our Cotton Pure fits the bill! One hundred percent organically grown cotton, it is super soft, machine washable, and absolutely lovely.

Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho

One Cotton Pure On A Cone is all you need. Choose from twenty lovely colors, then cast on to spend some quality time dreaming about climbing vines, garden paths, and pure cotton goodness!

Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho

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

  • 1 Cotton Pure On A Cone, 100% organically grown cotton. Each cone is approximately 2,789 yards/ 1 kg; approximately 1,116 (2,647) yards required. We used the color Moonflower Blue for the Crib size and Heirloom White for the Throw.
  • US 3 (3.25 mm), 32- or 40-inch circular needles

PLEASE NOTE: If you want to make just one Crib Blanket, you’ll need 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure. Or if you want to make the Throw but prefer skeins, you’ll need 10.

Gauge

22 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in brocade stitch

24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Crib (Throw)

Finished Dimensions: 29¾ inches wide x 36 inches long (40½ inches wide x 56 inches long)

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over a multiple of 12 + 7 stitches.

Pattern

Cast on 163 (223) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Repeat Rows 1–12 from either the Written Instructions or Chart Instructions, below, 27 (40) times, or until piece measures approximately 36 (56) inches from cast-on edge. Then proceed to Bind Off section.

Written Instructions

Set-Up Row (wrong side): [K1, p1] 2 times, *k1, p9, k1, p1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 1 (right side): K3, *p1, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, p1, k3.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p3, *k1, p1, k1, p5, [k1, p1] 2 times, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.

Row 3: K3, *k2, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.

Row 4: K1, p3, *p2, [k1, p1] 4 times, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.

Row 5: K3, *k4, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.

Row 6: K1, p3, *p4, k1, p1, k1, p5, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.

Row 7: Repeat Row 5.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.

Row 10: Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Repeat Row 1.

Row 12: [K1, p1] 2 times, *k1, p9, k1, p1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Chart Instructions

Start in the bottom left corner of the Chart (see below) and work Set-Up Row on the wrong-side. Then work right-side (odd numbered) rows from right to left and wrong-side (even numbered) rows from left to right.

Chart

Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho

Key

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(Want to see it bigger? Click here and view the chart as a PDF!)

Bind Off

Bind-Off Row (right side): K2, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, *[p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over] 2 times, [k1, pass first stitch over] 6 times, p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, p1, pass first stitch over, [k1, pass first stitch over] 3 times. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.

Weave in the ends and wet block.

Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho
Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho
Arbor Blanket | Purl Soho