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!
UPDATE: NOW A WRAP IN KNITTING YARN
This blanket is also a wrap! Our Arbor Wrap is knit up in our Knitting Yarn, a 100% merino wool from New Zealand. Soft and sturdy, it has a pleasant toothiness, a squishy feel, and a wonderfully even hand. It comes in twenty gently heathered colors that add a beautiful depth to the wrap version of this pattern. So, pick your favorite color and cast on!
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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.