With flecks of color skittering across its surface, our Windy Day Blanket evokes the topsy-turvy beauty of dancing leaves in a gust of wind or blossom petals swirling in a breeze.

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Using our favorite no-sew technique, you knit one triangle, rotate, and join stitches for the next… Easy and interesting at every turn!

Windy Day Blanket In New Colors | Purl Soho

For a dash of excitement, you switch colors sporadically, sprinkling bits of fun over the surface of your blanket… A touch wild but, really, a controlled chaos with each step outlined in the pattern below!

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We knit our Windy Day Blanket in our blow-you-away beautiful Linen Quill Worsted. Fifty percent fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen, this yarn is as wonderful as the fingering-weight version, with the same springiness, durability, softness, and fascinating depth we love in both!

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And its worsted-weight plumpness means that the knitting flies like the wind, and your blanket goes from cast-on to cozy double-quick.

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Snowflakes, petals, or vibrant leaves in fall, choose between three gorgeous Windy Day Blanket Bundles or make your own from Linen Quill Worsted’s palette of twenty-two inspiring colors.

Windy Day Blanket In New Colors | Purl Soho
Windy Day Blanket In New Colors | Purl Soho

The crib-size blankets we knit take only nine skeins each, and a throw-size bundle comes with sixteen, so cast on for either size in the colors that give you a gust of inspiration!

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Originally designed by Purl Soho designer, Jake Canton. Click here to see even more of Jake’s designs!

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoWindyDayBlanket, and #PurlSohoLinenQuillWorsted. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Materials

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Our Windy Day Blanket Bundle includes all the yarn you’ll need to make a Crib (Throw) size blanket… (NOTE: the Windy Day Blanket Bundles are no longer available.)

  • 9 (16) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill Worsted, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 164 yards. (NOTE: We no longer offer Linen Quill Worsted, but choose from one of our other worsted weight yarns.)
    • Color A: 6 (13) skeins of Linen Quill Worsted; approximately 984 (2,132) yards required.
    • Color B: 1 skein of Linen Quill Worsted; approximately 79 (117) yards required.
    • Color C: 1 skein of Linen Quill Worsted; approximately 87 (164) yards required.
    • Color D: 1 skein of Linen Quill Worsted; approximately 87 (133) yards required.

You will also need…

Check out our 3 palettes, each one shown above!

FIRESIDE

  • Color A: Stonewall Gray
  • Color B: Bright Flamingo
  • Color C: Kiln Red
  • Color D: Red Poppy

GARDEN PATH

  • Color A: Reed Gray
  • Color B: Golden Green
  • Color C: Fresh Pickle
  • Color D: Peony Pink

HIGH SEAS

  • Color A: Pale Oats
  • Color B: Cobalt Blue
  • Color C: Blue Quartz
  • Color D: Vintage Celadon

GAUGE

18 stitches and 36 rows (18 garter ridges) = 4 inches in garter stitch

NOTE: A “garter ridge” is two rows of garter stitch. Also, the Throw size of this pattern uses almost the full skeins of Colors A and C, so swatch in Colors B or D and make sure you achieve this gauge to ensure that you have enough yarn.

SIZES

Crib (Throw)

Finished Dimensions: 28 inches wide x 42 inches long (42 inches wide x 56 inches long)

Samples: We knit the Crib size for all of our samples.

NOTES

PICKING UP STITCHES

For instructions and a video tutorial on how to pick up stitches along a vertical edge in garter stitch, please visit our Picking Up Stitches Tutorial and scroll down to the ”Along a Vertical Edge: Garter Stitch, Between Ridges” section.

CHANGING COLORS

Make sure you always change colors on right-side rows, i.e. with the right side of the blanket facing you.

BASIC SQUARE SCHEMATIC

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BASIC TRIANGLE INSTRUCTIONS

BASIC TRIANGLE 1

Cast on 45 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together (k2tog). [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

BASIC TRIANGLE 2

With the right side of Triangle 1 facing you, orient the cast-on edge vertically. Starting at Triangle 1’s right-angle corner, join yarn and pick up and knit 45 stitches [see Picking Up Stitches Note, above] along the top edge of Triangle 1 [see Schematic, above].

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

BASIC TRIANGLE 3

With the right side of the piece facing you, orient the picked-up edge vertically. Starting at Triangle 2’s right-angle corner, join yarn and pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 2.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

BASIC TRIANGLE 4

With the right side of the piece facing you, orient the last picked-up edge vertically. Starting at Triangle 3’s right-angle corner, join yarn and pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 3.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to last stitch, slip last stitch knitwise to right needle, pick up and knit 1 stitch from the adjacent cast-on edge of Triangle 1, pass slipped stitch over. (Want to see step-by-step photos of this technique? Scroll down to Triangle 4 of our Four Points Baby Blanket pattern!)

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

ATTACHED TRIANGLE INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Having trouble visualizing the Attached Triangles section? One of our wonderful customers made this helpful PDF guide. Thank you Pajes!

ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1

Cast on 45 stitches.

With the right side facing you, pick up and knit 45 stitches along the edge of the previous Square’s Triangle 3. [90 stitches]

Set-Up Row (wrong side): K47, place marker (pm), knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to marker, slip marker (sm), k2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work (Don’t worry that you didn’t knit all the stitches! You’re going to “eat them up” as work this Triangle. You’ll see!). [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, remove marker (rm), k1, pm, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 4 stitches remain, ending with Row 2 and removing the marker.

Next Row (right side): K2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches decreased]

Next Row (wrong side): K1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2

With the right side facing you, orient the cast-on edge of Triangle 1 vertically, then pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 1.

With the right side facing you, turn the blanket counterclockwise so you can pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 4 of the Square indicated in the pattern.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): K47, place marker (pm), knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to marker, k2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, remove marker (rm), k1, pm, knit to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until 4 stitches remain on the needle, ending with Row 2 and removing the marker.

Next Row (right side): K2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches remain]

Next Row (wrong side): K1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3

With the right side facing you, orient the picked-up edge of Triangle 2 vertically, then pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 2.

With the right side facing you, turn the blanket 90 degrees counterclockwise so you can pick up and knit 45 stitches along the top edge of Triangle 1 of the Square indicated in the pattern.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): K47, place marker (pm), knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to marker, k2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, remove marker (rm), k1, pm, knit to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until 4 stitches remain on the needle, ending with Row 2 and removing the marker.

Next Row (right side): K2tog, slip 1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Turn work. [2 stitches remain]

Next Row (wrong side): K1, pass second stitch on right needle over first stitch and off needle. Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

LAYOUT SCHEMATIC

Below is a schematic of the full layout for the blanket. Work the Squares in order from 1 to 12.

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Want to see it bigger? Here’s a pdf

PATTERN

SQUARE 1

TRIANGLE 1

NOTE: Mark the right side of the work with a removable stitch marker to keep track of the right side.

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1 in the BASIC TRIANGLE INSTRUCTIONS (see Notes).

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 13 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color B, continue following the same instructions for the rest of the Triangle.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 24 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color C, continue following the same instructions for the rest of the Triangle.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

SQUARE 2

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1 in the ATTACHED TRIANGLE INSTRUCTIONS (see Notes).

TRIANGLES 2 + 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 2 and BASIC TRIANGLE 3.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color C, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

SQUARE 3

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, following the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 36 stitches remain on right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 20 stitches remain on right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color D.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 1.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 27 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color C, continue following the same instructions and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 18 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color C.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 2.

TRIANGLES 3 + 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3 and BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

SQUARE 4

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 3.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color B, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 31 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 4.

SQUARE 5

TRIANGLE 1

With Color B, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 37 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color B.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 1.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 2.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 1 from SQUARE 4.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

SQUARE 6

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 1. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 22 stitches remain on the right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color D.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 2.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 1 from SQUARE 5.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 11 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color C, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 4.

FINISHING: CRIB SIZE ONLY

If making the Crib size, weave in the ends and wet block. (If making the Throw size, continue with Squares 7-12.)

SQUARE 7: THROW SIZE ONLY

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 22 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color D, following the same instructions, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 18 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color D.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 1.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 6.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color C, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 11 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color C.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 3.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

SQUARE 8

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1, picking up stitches along the edge of Triangle 3 from Square 7.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, following the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, pick up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 5. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 31 stitches remain on the right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color A.

With Color B, following the same instructions, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 22 stitches remain on the right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color B.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 2.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 18 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 3.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

SQUARE 9

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 1, picking up stitches along the edge of Triangle 3 from Square 8.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 4.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color C, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 27 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 4.

SQUARE 10

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 38 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color D, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 1.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 9.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 3, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 19 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color B, following the same instructions, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 15 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color B.

With Color A, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 3.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

SQUARE 11

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 8.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 1 from SQUARE 10.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, following the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4, repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 15 stitches remain. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut Color A.

With Color C, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 4.

SQUARE 12

TRIANGLE 1

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 1.

TRIANGLE 2

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 2, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 4 from SQUARE 7 and repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 31 stitches remain on right needle after final Row 1. Cut Color A.

With Color B, continue following the same instructions for the rest of Triangle 2.

TRIANGLE 3

With Color A, follow the instructions for ATTACHED TRIANGLE 3, picking up stitches along the edge of TRIANGLE 1 from SQUARE 11.

TRIANGLE 4

With Color A, follow the instructions for BASIC TRIANGLE 4.

FINISHING

Weave in the ends, making sure to close the gaps where four squares meet. Wet block, if desired.

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