Note: I don’t have finished photo of this blanket, but so many people have seen my WIP photos and asked about it that I decided to make the pattern post available.
- Yarn: 12 balls Lion Brand, Go For Faux [100% polyester; 64 yards; 100 grams; machine wash, lay flat to dry] Color: Bear
- Needles: US 15
- Gauge: 6 sts = 3.75″ in 3×3 ribbing
- Finished Size: Approximately 44″ x 55″
- Notions: Pompom maker or cardboard in desired size
This blanket is worked in a wide ribbing. I used this stitch because it’s simple to keep track of and it helps to prevent curling edges. Then why not garter stitch? Garter makes a nice squishy fabric, but it also eats up more yarn. You can certainly decide to work in garter instead if that’s more your thing. I found the rib to produce a nice subtle texture, almost like a fur coat. Plus every row is the same, so you don’t need to keep track of what stitch you’re starting on.
While gauge isn’t terribly important for this project, it is good to have a general idea so you don’t end up running far short on yarn. At least 12 skeins will make a decent blanket to cuddle with on the couch. (You could get by with 10 if you eliminate the pompoms.) If you’re uncertain, and really don’t want to gauge swatch, then cast on 60, 66, or 72 stitches. Then work happily along in 3×3 ribbing until you’ve run out of yarn. Easy peasy!
Cast on 72 sts.
All Rows: [k3, p3] to end of row.
Continue working this row until blanket measures 55″ or until you’ve run out of yarn!
Finishing: Weave in ends on blanket. Using scrap yarn, attach poms to corners of blanket and then evenly spaced along cast on and bind off edges.
You can see the finished throw in the background of these two pattern photos.