Whether a bird’s wing or a changing leaf, nature is always showing us the power of a splash of color. Our Colorful Corner Blanket follows that lead and demonstrates just how much a little (color) goes a long way!

Colorful Corner Blanket In Tulip Cotton | Purl Soho

This garter stitch blanket lets you knit until your heart’s content, pausing only for simple increases or decreases at the edge. In the end you have a beautiful, satisfyingly squishy fabric that will ward off the effects of any cold, drafty corners.

Colorful Corner Blanket In Tulip Cotton | Purl Soho

All this simple charm is the perfect package for our beautiful new Tulip Cotton, which is a 100% organically grown, worsted-weight cotton yarn. It has a petal-soft feel, refined texture, and wonderful matte finish that gives a sturdy depth to all thirty (yes, thirty!) of its colors. If that seems like a lot of choices, don’t worry… We’re in your corner with seven wonderful Colorful Corner Blanket Bundles!

Colorful Corner Blanket In Tulip Cotton | Purl Soho
Colorful Corner Blanket In Tulip Cotton | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Laura Ferguson.

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Materials

Colorful Corner Blanket In Tulip Cotton | Purl Soho
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Our Colorful Corner Blanket Bundle includes…

  • 9 skeins of Purl Soho’s Tulip Cotton, 100% organically grown cotton. Each skein is 131 yards/ 100 grams.
    • Color A: 1 skein; approximately 131 yards required
    • Color B: 1 skein; approximately 131 yards required
    • Color C: 1 skein; approximately 131 yards required
    • Color D: 6 skeins; approximately 738 yards required

You’ll also need…

Pick from 7 palettes (all use Heirloom White for Color D). For our samples we used…

QUINCE (top row, above): Color A, Amber Honey; Color B, Fresh Peach; Color C, Yuzu Yellow

VALENTINE (bottom left, above): Color A, Red Sequoia; Color B, Pink Cliff; Color C, Icy Pink

CLOVER (bottom right, above): Color A, Pine Bough; Color B, Spring Leaf; Color C, Fresh Honeydew

And the remaining four more bundles to choose from are…

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CORNFIELD: Color A: Sesame Seed, Color B, Yellow Marigold, Color C: Mimosa Yellow

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GLACIER: Color A, Aqua Sea; Color B, Blue Spruce; Color C, Ice Cap Blue

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OCEAN WAVE: Color A, Faded Blue; Color B, Blue Talc; Color C, Gray Frost

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SURFBOARD: Color A, Ocean Blue; Color B, Deep Sky; Color C, Wild Watermelon

GAUGE

17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Note: We used the entirety of the skeins for this blanket. To avoid running out of yarn, check your gauge, be sparing with your tails, and reuse your swatch yarn, if necessary.

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: 27¼ inches wide x 38 inches long

PATTERN

BEGIN + INCREASE

Using a basic Long Tail Cast On and Color A, cast on 5 stitches.

Row 1 (right side): K2, make 1 left (m1L), knit to last two stitches, make 1 right (m1R), k2. [2 stitches increased]

Row 2 (wrong side): P2, knit to last two stitches, p2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 forty-five more times, ending with Row 2. [97 stitches; piece measures approximately 11 inches from cast-on point]

Cut Color A.

Join Color B.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 nineteen more times, ending with Row 2. [135 stitches; piece measures approximately 15½ inches from cast-on point]

Cut Color B.

Join Color C.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 fifteen more times, ending with Row 2. [165 stitches; piece measures approximately 19 inches from cast-on point]

Cut Color C.

Join Color D.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 one more time. [167 stitches]

CONTINUE

Still using Color D…

Row 1 (right side): K2, m1L, knit to last three stitches, knit 2 together (k2tog), k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): P2, knit to last two stitches, p2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approximately 38 inches along selvage edge from cast-on point, ending with Row 2.

CONTINUE + DECREASE

Row 1 (right side): K1, slip slip knit, knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): P2, knit to last two stitches, p2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 5 stitches remain, ending with Row 1.

Bind Off (wrong side): P2, bind off one, k1, bind off one, [p1, bind off one] 2 times.

FINISH

Weave in the remaining ends and gently wet block.

Colorful Corner Blanket In Tulip Cotton | Purl Soho
Colorful Corner Blanket In Tulip Cotton | Purl Soho