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While looking for an easy beginner blanket knitting pattern this one with a garter stitch stripe effect caught my attention.

The Meadow Lane reversible design is created from two rows that are repeated until you get to the length you want. The understated but very appealing vertical stripes are achieved through correct use of an exact set of stitches.

Download the Free Meadow Lane Blanket Pattern

To find out how easy this design is to make, download the free instructions – just click the image to be directed to the website.

What Yarn Weight is Needed?

The designer has suggested an Aran / Worsted weight such as the Lion Brand Heartland range of yarns

For best results, it is recommended that you choose a yarn that shows off the stitch definition. If you use a yarn that is too fluffy you will not see the stitches and the pattern will be lost. Choosing an anti-pilling yarn type is a good idea for the same reason.

The pattern gives the amount of yarn you’ll need depending on the size of the blanket you opt to use.

6 size options are included from a baby blanket size to a large one at 47 inches wide by 50 inches long.

In the pattern, you will see a big section is given over to explaining how to alter the size to get the exact one you want.

A solid colour or multicolour self-striping yarn will work equally well.


So what needles will you need to use?

As the stitch definition for this blanket is what gives it such an attractive look, you will understand that although exact gauge is not that important, you must knit reasonably tightly for the stitches to be defined.

Generally you will need to use 5mm (US size 8 ) needles.

As you will need to cast on a large number of stitches you will need to use a circular knitting needle so that the weight of your project rests on the cable and not on your wrists. I like the feel of the wood from the Symfonie needles.

Other Supplies Needed?

When complete you will just need to sew in the yarn ends using a large eyed blunt end tapestry needle.

Stitches Knowledge Needed?

To do this project you will need to be familiar with

  • Casting on and off
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch

… and that is all

It is important to pay attention to the 2 row repeats – follow them exactly and to cast on the correct multiple of stitches – do this and it is an easy one.

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