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!
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.
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.
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!
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. 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.
22 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in brocade stitch
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Finished Dimensions: 29¾ inches wide x 36 inches long (40½ inches wide x 56 inches long)
This pattern works over a multiple of 12 + 7 stitches.
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.
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.
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.
(Want to see it bigger? Click here and view the chart as a PDF!)
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.