A golden ray of warmth for the icy days ahead, our Coziest Blanket Ever is cozier than cozy. It’s the coziest!

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We knit this blanket in garter stitch and on the bias, which means you cast on only three stitches (you’re welcome!). Using simple increases, then decreases, to create a rectangle, the result is an extra stretchy covering whose corners reach over errant elbows and toes!

Coziest Blanket Ever | Purl Soho

The over-the-top cushy warmth of this blanket is all due to our gorgeous Fiddlehead. One hundred percent alpaca, it is similar to a bouclé but with curly waves of roving along the central threads, rather than in loops.

Coziest Blanket Ever | Purl Soho

All those curls mean that this yarn is wonderfully fluffy knit up, but also as light as air… Perfect when you’re making such a generous swath of fabric!

Coziest Blanket Ever | Purl Soho

Fiddlehead comes in nine beautifully marled colors, so pick up six skeins for a crib-sized blanket, or thirteen for a throw, and cast on!

Coziest Blanket Ever | Purl Soho

 Designed for Purl Soho by Hiromi Glover.

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Materials

Coziest Blanket Ever | Purl Soho
  • 6 (13) skeins of Purl Soho’s Fiddlehead, 100% alpaca. Each skein is 65 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 380 (830) yards required. We used the color Black-Eyed Susan.
  • US 11 (8 mm), 47-inch circular needles
  • A removable stitch marker or scrap yarn

NOTE: If you’re knitting the Throw size, you may not need the 13th skein (we used about half of the 12th skein for our sample). We recommend leaving your last skein unwound so you can return it if you don’t need it after all! Check out our full Return Policy here.

GAUGE

9 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

SIZES

Crib (Throw)

Finished Dimensions: 30 inches wide x 36 inches long (38 inches wide x 54 inches long)

Sample: We knit the Throw size.

PATTERN

BEGIN + INCREASE

Using a basic Long Tail Cast On, cast on 3 stitches.

Row 1 (right side): Knit front and back (kfb), k1, kfb. [5 stitches]

Mark right side of fabric with scrap yarn or removeable stitch marker.

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Row 3: K1, kfb, knit to last two stitches, kfb, k1. [2 stitches increased]

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 forty-seven (57) more times, ending with Row 3. [101 (121) stitches; piece measures approximately 31 (37½) inches along selvage from cast-on point]

Repeat Row 2 one more time.

CONTINUE

Row 1 (right side): K1, kfb, knit to last three stitches, knit 2 together (k2tog), k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approximately 36 (54) inches along selvage from cast-on point, ending with Row 2.

CONTINUE + DECREASE

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

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

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

Next Row (right side): Ssk, k1, k2tog. [3 stitches remain]

With wrong side facing you, bind off knitwise.

FINISHING

Weave in the ends and spray block, if desired.

Coziest Blanket Ever | Purl Soho
Coziest Blanket Ever | Purl Soho