Brightsides is worked from the centre out with a slipped stitch texture and garter stitch stripes, ending in a garter mosaic stitch border. With mosaic stitch, you work with one colour at a time, slipping stitches in the other colour, so it’s an easy way to get a two-colour pattern without stranding. If you can knit, purl, and work in the round, you can make this blanket. All instructions are both charted and written, and include information about adjusting the blanket’s size (for instance, to make it as a shawl).
Finished size: 32″ x 32″ / 84cm x 84cm (size adjustable)
Yarn: O-Wool O-Wash Sport (100% machine-washable certified organic merino; 306 yds/280m per 3.5 oz/100g): MC (Appalachian Stone): 1010 yds/924m; CC1 (Barn Owl): 371 yds/340m; CC2 (Arrowgrass): 71 yds/65m
Needles: US6/4.0mm: 5 DPNs; 24”/60cm circular; 40”/100cm circular; US7/4.5mm: 40”/100cm circular; US6/4.0mm/G crochet hook (if using Emily Ocker cast on)
Gauge: 22 sts = 4 inches/10cm in main pattern st and garter mosaic in the round, blocked.
PDF pattern download: $5.50 USD
Photos © Elizabeth Elliott 2015