In colors that have us dreaming of sandy dunes and lapping waves, our Wide Wale Blanket in cotton Serif is calling for you to relax into some simple summer knitting!

Wide Wale Blanket | Purl Soho

Alternating two lines each of knits and purls, it’s easy to get into your knitting groove while you make this lovely, plump fabric… Add a color-swap partway for some extra beauty, and your cushiony cotton throw will be off your needles before the tide comes in!

Wide Wale Blanket | Purl Soho

Serif’s unique structure, a plushy single ply wrapped with a thin cotton thread, adds extra oomph to the texture and extra fun to the knitting!

Wide Wale Blanket | Purl Soho

One hundred percent Pima cotton, Serif’s fiber is one of the highest grades available, with long, smooth fibers that mean this is a handknit you can really use. And if spills or smudges come your way, no worries… It’s machine washable, too!

Wide Wale Blanket | Purl Soho

We took a trip to the beach using Serif’s Alabaster Cream and Summer Melon (above) and Creek Blue with Blue Overalls (below), but with sixteen colors to choose from, find the palette that says summer to you!

Wide Wale Blanket | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designers, Hiromi Glover and Keith Foster. Click here to see even more of Hiromi’s work and here to see more of Keith’s!

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Materials

Wide Wale Blanket | Purl Soho
  • 8 skeins of Purl Soho’s Serif, 100% Pima cotton. Each skein is 164 yards/ 100 grams.
    • Main Color (MC): 5 skeins; approximately 820 total yards required. We used the colors Alabaster Cream and Creek Blue.
    • Contrast Color (CC): 3 skeins; approximately 475 total yards required. We used Summer Melon with Alabaster Cream and Blue Overalls with Creek Blue.
  • US 5 (3.75 mm), 32-inch circular needles

GAUGE

20 stitches and 42 rounds = 4 inches in stitch pattern

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 28 inches wide x 38 inches long

NOTE

SLIPPED STITCHES

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise with yarn in front.

PATTERN

With Main Color (MC), cast on 140 stitches. We used a Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Slip 2 (see Notes), purl to last 2 stitches, slip 2.

Row 1 (right side): K2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 2, knit to last 2 stitches, slip 2.

Row 3: Knit to end of row.

Row 4: Slip 2, purl to last 2 stitches, slip 2.

Repeat Rows 1–4 until piece measures approximately 24 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.

Cut MC and join Contrast Color (CC).

With CC, work Rows 3 and 4.

Continue in pattern, repeating Rows 1–4 until piece measures approximately 38 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 3.

With wrong side facing you, bind off purlwise.

Weave in the ends and gently wet block.

Wide Wale Blanket | Purl Soho
Wide Wale Blanket | Purl Soho

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