February 22, 2008

College Blanket (Twin XL)

I first created this blanket for me during my sophomore year in college. It fits a twin extra long matress like one that you would find in a college dorm. It is not hard to make and takes about five solid days of knitting (or two weeks if you space it out). I loved mine so much that I made one for my mom for her birthday. This blanket is very durable and holds up well in the washer and dryer, even a few years later!


Shayna Version:
Gauge: about 6 st x 6 rows is 4 inches
Materials:
Size 17 US Circular Needles
Red Heart Super Saver (economy size) 7 oz., 364 yards
Colors: 2 Black and 2 Grey Heather


Cast On 105 stitches with grey.
Entire blanket is in stockingette stitch.
Work the color pattern as follows:
14 Rows in Grey
4 Rows in Black
2 Rows in Grey
14 Rows in Black
6 Rows in Grey
**2 Rows in Black
2 Rows in Grey
2 Rows in Black
6 Rows in Grey**
**Repeat Rows 3 more times
8 Rows in Black
2 Rows in Grey
8 Rows in Black
6 Rows in Grey
**2 Rows in Black
2 Rows in Grey
2 Rows in Black
6 Rows in Grey**
**Repeat Rows 3 more times
6 Rows in Grey
14 Rows in Black
2 Rows in Grey
4 Rows in Black
14 Rows in Grey
Bind Off all stitches. Weave in any loose ends.



Mindy Version:
Gauge: about 6 st x 6 rows is 4 inches
Materials:
Size 17 US Circular Needles
Red Heart Super Saver (economy size) 7 oz., 364 yards
Colors: 2 Medium Purple and 2 Country Blue


Cast On 105 stitches using the Blue.
Entire blanket is in stockingette stitch.
Work the color pattern as follows:
12 Rows in Blue
2 Rows in Purple
2 Rows in Blue
6 Rows in Purple
6 Rows in Blue
**2 Rows in Purple
2 Rows in Blue
2 Rows in Purple
6 Rows in Blue**
** Repeat these 12 rows four more times
6 Rows in Purple
2 Rows in Blue
6 Rows in Purple
6 Rows in Blue
**2 Rows in Purple
2 Rows in Blue
2 Rows in Purple
6 Rows in Blue**
** Repeat these 12 rows four more times
6 Rows in Purple
2 Rows in Blue
2 Rows in Purple
12 Rows in Blue
Bind Off all stitches. Weave in any loose ends.

1 comment:

melinda said...

I really love my blanket! It is a nice weight and is airy so it's perfect for fall and spring when just a little cover is needed. Cozy for watching tv and knitting.
Mom