Knit a stunning spectrum that will take you on a joyful exploration of color and easy log cabin construction! In our Good Morning Blanket, you’ll start with a rectangle and pick up stitches to add more and more striped blocks as the blanket grows… All in simple-as-can-be garter stitch!

Good Morning Blanket | Purl Soho

This gorgeous blanket showcases our new Cotton Chirp yarn, which comes in 8 different four-color bundles of charming 25-gram peanut balls. The colorful palettes range from soft, warm Apple Blossom to cool, intense Blue Jay, and this blanket lets you explore them all!

Good Morning Blanket | Purl Soho

Made in Peru from 100% Peruvian Pima cotton, light worsted/DK-weight Cotton Chirp has a lustrous finish that catches the light and holds the eye. To make this yarn, we are proud to partner with a mill that continues the rich tradition of Pima cotton in Peru, a history which began more than 6,000 years ago and which produces a cotton beloved for its softness, durability, and long, fine fibers.

Good Morning Blanket | Purl Soho

This unmercerized yarn is machine-washable and dryable, made of twelve 2-ply strands spun together for an incredibly strong, even, and round yarn. The garter stitch fabric of this blanket is the perfect showcase for Cotton Chirp’s remarkable stitch definition, drape, and smoothness… Not to mention its incredible, vivid colors!

Good Morning Blanket | Purl Soho

Explore the interplay of brilliant colors and simple stitches with our Good Morning Blanket and let it bring you joy every time you use (or give!) it!

Good Morning Blanket | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Laura Ferguson.

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

Materials

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  • Main Color (MC): 1 ball of Purl Soho’s 100-gram Cotton Chirp, 100% Pima cotton. Each ball is 232 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 205 yards required. NOTE: The 100-gram size only comes in Heirloom White.
  • Contrast Colors (CCs):
    • CRIB SIZE
      • 5 of Purl Soho’s Cotton Chirp Bundles, 100% Pima cotton. Each bundle contains 4 balls; each one is 58 yards/ 25 grams; approximately 1,000 total yards required. We used the bundles colors Blue Jay, Weathervane, Ebb Tide, Meadow Phlox, and Inchworm.
    • SMALL THROW
      • 1 of Purl Soho’s 32 Colors Cotton Chirp Bundles, 100% Pima cotton. This bundle contains 32 balls; each one is 58 yards/ 25 grams; approximately 1,600 total yards required.
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) 40-inch circular needles
  • A spare US 3, 4 or 5, 60-inch circular needles
  • Removable stitch marker or scrap yarn

NOTE: Spare needles are for putting stitches on hold that you later knit. If you’d rather use scrap yarn, you can. Just be sure you have spare needles to slip the on-hold stitches onto so you can knit them when the time comes!

GAUGE

22 stitches and 44 rows (22 ridges) = 4 inches in garter stitch

NOTE: To make sure you have enough yardage for the Contrast Colors, knit your gauge swatch with the 100-gram Heirloom White ball.

SIZES

Crib (Small Throw)

Finished Dimensions: 26½ inches wide x 31¼ inches long (30¼ inches wide x 40½ inches long)

Sample: We knit the Small Throw size.

NOTES

CONSTRUCTION

Good Morning Blanket | Purl Soho

GARTER RIDGE

A “garter ridge” equals two rows of garter stitch. It looks like a prominent horizontal ridge and is an easy way to count rows!

PICKING UP STITCHES

To create the cleanest pick-up edge, insert the needle into the outer most bump along the edge of the garter ridge. For more help with this technique, visit our Picking Up Stitches Tutorial and scroll down to “Along A Vertical Edge: Garter Stitch, Into the Ridge”.

CONTRAST COLOR ORDER

A Block: 100-gram ball

  • MC: Heirloom White

B Block: Blue Jay

  • CC1: Deep Sea Blue
  • CC2: Ultramarine Blue
  • CC3: Azure Sea
  • CC4: Nickle Blue

C Block: Weathervane

  • CC5: Warm Pewter
  • CC6: Winter Sky
  • CC7: Heirloom White
  • CC8: Black Licorice

D Block: Ebb Tide

  • CC9: Soft Blue
  • CC10: Seven Seas Blue
  • CC11: Deep Verdigris
  • CC12: Clear Turquoise

E Block: Meadow Phlox

  • CC13: Prairie Aster
  • CC14: Purple Crocus
  • CC15: Wild Boysenberry
  • CC16: Pink Lily

F Block: Inchworm

  • CC17: Glacial Lake
  • CC18: Lawn Green
  • CC19: Dill Pickle
  • CC20: Green Pomelo

G Block: Apple Blossom

  • CC21: Hibiscus Pink
  • CC22: Mineral Rose
  • CC23: Pink Ice
  • CC24: Peach Bisque

H Block: Mint Citrus

  • CC25: Chartreuse Yellow
  • CC26: Yellow Parakeet
  • CC27: Golden Honey
  • CC28: Pale Celadon

I Block: Wild Poppy

  • CC29: Fresh Guava
  • CC30: Campfire Orange
  • CC31: Firecracker Red
  • CC32: Warm Maple

PATTERN

A BLOCK

With Main Color (MC), cast on 46 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

NOTE: Place a removable stitch marker or scrap yarn on first row to indicate wrong side.

Knit every row until you have 90 garter ridges (see Notes), ending with a wrong-side row. [Piece measures approximately 16¼ inches from cast-on edge]

Slip all 46 stitches onto spare needles (or scrap yarn).

Cut MC.

B BLOCK

NOTE: Throughout pattern, see Schematic, above, for help orienting your piece.

With right side facing you, turn work 90 degrees clockwise so left selvage is at the top.

With Contrast Color 1 (CC1), pick up and knit (see Notes) 90 stitches along top edge.

*Continuing with CC1, knit every row until you have 11 garter ridges, ending with a wrong-side row.

Cut CC1.

Repeat from * with CC2–4, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Block measures approximately 8 inches from pick-up edge.]

Slip all 90 stitches onto same spare needles (or scrap yarn).

C BLOCK

With right side facing you, turn work 90 degrees counter-clockwise so on-hold stitches from A Block are at the top.

With CC5, knit across 46 on-hold A Block stitches, then pick up and knit 44 stitches along selvage of B Block. [90 total stitches]

*Continuing with CC5, knit every row until you have 11 garter ridges, ending with a wrong-side row.

Cut CC5.

Repeat from * with CC6–8, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Block measures approximately 8 inches from pick-up edge.]

Slip all 90 stitches onto same spare needles (or scrap yarn).

D BLOCK

With right side facing you, turn work 90 degrees clockwise so on-hold stitches from B Block are at the top.

With CC9, pick up and knit 44 stitches along selvage of C Block, then knit across 90 on-hold B Block stitches. [134 total stitches]

*Continuing with CC9, knit every row until you have 8 garter ridges, ending with a wrong-side row.

Cut CC9.

Repeat from * with CC10–12, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Block measures approximately 5¾ inches from pick-up edge.]

Slip all 134 stitches onto same spare needles (or scrap yarn).

E BLOCK

With right side facing you, turn work 90 degrees counter-clockwise so on-hold stitches from C Block are at the top.

With CC13, knit across 90 on-hold C Block stitches, then pick up and knit 32 stitches along selvage of D Block. [122 stitches]

*Continuing with CC13, knit every row until you have 9 garter ridges, ending with a wrong-side row.

Drop CC13.

Repeat from * with CC14–16, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Block measures approximately 6½ inches from pick-up edge]

Slip all 122 stitches onto same spare needles (or scrap yarn).

F BLOCK

With right side facing you, turn work 90 degrees clockwise so on-hold stitches from D Block are at the top.

With CC17, pick up and knit 36 stitches along selvage of D Block, then knit across 134 on-hold D Block stitches. [170 total stitches]

*Continuing with CC17, knit every row until you have 6 garter ridges, ending with a wrong-side row.

Cut CC17.

CRIB SIZE ONLY

Repeat from * with CC18 and CC19, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Piece measures approximately 3¼ inches from pick-up edge.]

With CC20, knit every row until you have 5 garter ridges, then knit one more right-side row.

With wrong side facing you, bind off all stitches knitwise.

Go on to Finishing section, below.

SMALL THROW SIZE ONLY

Repeat from * with CC18–20, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Block measures approximately 4¼ inches from pick-up edge.]

Slip all 170 stitches onto same spare needles (or scrap yarn).

G BLOCK: SMALL THROW SIZE ONLY

With right side facing you, turn work 90 degrees counter-clockwise so on-hold stitches from E Block are at the top.

With CC21, knit across 122 on-hold E Block stitches, then pick up and knit 24 stitches along selvage of F Block. [146 total stitches]

*Continuing with CC21, knit every row until you have 7 garter ridges, ending with a wrong-side row.

Cut CC21.

Repeat from * with CC22–24, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Block measures approximately 5 inches from pick-up edge.]

Slip all 146 stitches onto same spare needles (or scrap yarn).

H BLOCK: SMALL THROW SIZE ONLY

With right side facing you, turn work 90 degrees clockwise so on-hold stitches from F Block are at the top.

With CC25, pick up and knit 28 stitches along selvage of G Block, then knit across 170 on-hold F Block stitches. [198 total stitches]

*Continuing with CC25, knit every row until you have 5 garter ridges, ending with a wrong-side row.

Cut CC25.

Repeat from * with CC26 and CC27, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Piece measures approximately 2¾ inches from pick-up edge.]

With CC28, knit every row until you have 4 garter ridges, then knit one more right-side row.

With wrong side facing you, bind off all stitches knitwise.

I BLOCK: SMALL THROW SIZE ONLY

With right side facing you, turn work 90 degrees counter-clockwise so on-hold stitches from G Block are at the top.

With CC29, knit across 146 on-hold G Block stitches, then pick up and knit 20 stitches along selvage of H Block. [166 total stitches]

*Continuing with CC29, knit every row until you have 6 garter ridges, ending with a wrong-side row.

Cut CC29.

Repeat from * with CC30 and CC31, making sure to always end with a wrong-side row. [Block measures approximately 3¼ inches from pick-up edge].

With CC32, knit every row until you have 5 garter ridges, then knit one more right-side row.

With wrong side facing you, bind off all stitches knitwise.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends, and block as desired.

Good Morning Blanket | Purl Soho
Good Morning Blanket | Purl Soho