Windowpane Blanket

Knitting, Project #108
This massive blanket project (14 square feet, actually) was finally completed just in time for my baby niece (and her parents, our dear friends R and C) to visit. I started planning it last summer when we first heard our friends were trying to conceive. The prayer shawl stitch was symbolically important, as this baby was very much wanted and planned for and prayed over. Welcome, Hudson! As you can see, this “baby” blanket will still fit you when you are in college.

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Date started 3/26/06
Date completed 10/29/06

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian wool), 50 g (1.75 oz) /110 yds. Hand wash, dry flat.

  • 5 skeins, Color 1: Red
  • 5 skeins, Color 2: Green (Grass)
  • 5 skeins, Color 3: Blue (Winter Night)
  • 5 skeins, Color 4: Yellow (Daffodil)
  • 6 skeins, Border: Black (Coal)

Needles: US Size #10 (6 mm) circular needle (knit back and forth)
US J-10 (6 mm) crochet hook for casting off.

Gauge: 3 sts per inch

Pattern: CD Cooper, using the Prayer Shawl Stitch
Border based on instructions in Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters’ Guide by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne. Potter Craft (2006), 160 pages.

Finished size:
Finished borders: 2” between each panel and around the outside edge.
Total size: 42” x 48”. Blanket weighs 2 lbs, 1.8 oz

Leftover yarn (balls are double-stranded):

  • Color 1: Red — 2 skeins plus ball of 16 g (~35 yds)
  • Color 2: Green — 2 skeins plus ball of 14 g (~31 yds)
  • Color 3: Blue — 2 skeins plus ball of 11 g (~24 yds)
  • Color 4: Yellow — 1 skein plus ball of 66 g (~145 yds)
  • Border: Black — 2 skeins plus ball of 37 g (~81 yds)

Approximate cost: $47
$1.79/skein. Used 26 skeins: 5 skeins each color and 6 skeins for border.

Notes: 2 skeins yarn, working across 57 sts, can make a panel 16” x 8”
Bought 36 skeins of yarn total: 7 skeins of each color and 8 skeins for border.

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