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Aran Heirloom Blanket

A blanket made in five pieces for generations of comfort.

Was: $5.50

Sale: $3.85

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Was: $5.50

Sale: $3.85

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This blanket is so soft, so generously sized, so beautiful that it will make anyone cuddled within it feel special, not to mention warm and comfortable. It requires a lot of knitting and a lot of yarn, but because it is made in five separate strips, rather than in one big piece, it is a surprisingly manageable project-even one that can be worked on while traveling, one strip at a time.
Finished Size: About 64" (162.5 cm) wide and 68" (173 cm) long.
Yarn: Classic Elite Waterpsun (100% felted Merino; 138 yd [123 m]/50 g): #5035 chartreuse, 64 skeins (used double). See introduction if you want to make a smaller blanket.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 15 sts and 21 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st on larger needles.
Needles: Panels-Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm): straight. Edging-Size 10 (6 mm): 32" (80-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2000

SKU: EP1013

Author/Speaker/Editor: Deborah Newton

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Amazing! Review by Bonnie Reimer

I knitted this beautiful blanket this summer. I used Cascade 128 yarn (single stand) and it worked beautifully. When I first started I anticipated it would take me 4 months to knit if I could keep at it. It was so much fun and got faster as I memorized the patterns. And because there is so much "interest," I never got bored. Finished in 10 weeks! I made it as a gift for a good friend, but needed to keep it for a couple weeks so I could just look at it. Each time I laid it out it was more stunning than I remembered. The lucky gift recipient gushed with enthusiasm when I gave it to him...using words like amazing and unbelievable! I enjoyed the pattern so much I would make it again even though it is a very committing project. Love the fact that it is worked in 5 manageable panels.

(Posted on 10/29/09)