Wednesday, November 11, 2015

State Line Blanket Knitting Pattern

I'm so excited to publish my newest blanket knitting pattern - the State Line Blanket.  This is a warm cozy blanket that is easy to knit with super bulky yarn.

State Line Blanket knitting pattern is available on Ravelry, Craftsy, LoveKnitting and in my Etsy shop.

February 2018 Update: State Line Blanket knitting pattern has been completely updated and now includes instructions for six blanket sizes!  Click here to read more on my new blog post.

State Line Blanket knitting pattern - easy to knit with super bulky yarn.
The name of this pattern is inspired by one of the key streets in Kansas City...my hometown.  One of the first things to know about Kansas City is that about half of the two million people in the metropolitan area live in the state of Missouri and the other half live in the state of Kansas.  As the name implies, State Line Road is the dividing line (at least in the southern part of the city).

I grew up two blocks east of State Line Road on the Missouri side.  When my husband and I got married we bought our house in Kansas....about two blocks west of State Line Road.

State Line Blanket - Knitting Pattern by Fifty Four Ten Studio
There are times State Line Road really is a "dividing line" for our big city...different taxes, different state governments, different public schools, etc.  But, most of the time it's not a big deal.

Recently, people from both sides of State Line Road got excited about the Royals baseball team winning the World Series!  In case you are wondering, the baseball stadium is located in Missouri.  The "little" parade we had last week (an estimated 800,000 people showed up!) to celebrate the Royals success was held in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.  It was a memorable day for our entire city!

Back to the blanket design...the State Line Blanket!  I love how the simple, repeating line design looks....short lines and long lines.

State Line Blanket by Fifty Four Ten Studio
SIX BLANKET SIZES:

February 2018 Update:  State Line Blanket pattern now has instructions for SIX sizes:

Approximate sizes after blocking blanket:

Baby Blanket: 30" wide x 31" long
Small Crib/Lap Blanket: 33" wide x 36" long
Medium Throw: 37" wide x 46" long
Large Throw: 41" wide x 51" long
XL Afghan: 45" wide x 56" long
XXL Afghan: 49" wide x 61" long

It's easy to make any of the blanket sizes longer by adding additional pattern repeats.  Each repeat adds about 5" to the length of the blanket.

SUPER BULKY YARN:

This pattern uses super bulky yarn and big needles so it knits up very quickly.  For the ivory colored throw blanket pictured above, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in the color 'Fisherman'.

Amount of yarn needed for each blanket sizes...

Baby: 350 - 370 yards
Small: 450 - 475 yards
Medium: 650 - 680 yards
Large: 800 - 830 yards
XL: 960 - 1000 yards
XXL: 1150 - 1200 yards

Be sure to purchase additional yarn if you plan to make your blanket longer than the dimensions listed above.  The pattern includes estimates of how much yarn is needed to make each size longer.

This pattern will work well with many super bulky weight yarns...including Lion Brand Hometown USA. (I used this yarn for a couple of other blanket knitting pattern designs including my Westport Blanket and Where the Sidewalk Ends blanket.)

The photo below is the baby size blanket I knit with Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in the color Sapphire.  I used approximately 350 - 360 yards of yarn for the baby size blanket.  (Note: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool is a hand wash only yarn.  I'm saving this for a special gift...probably long in the future...as a "for show" baby blanket!)

Pattern includes instructions for two sizes: Throw & Baby Blankets
WHERE TO BUY THE PATTERN:

The State Line Blanket knitting pattern is now available on Ravelry, LoveKnitting, Craftsy, and in my Etsy shop.

When I took the photo below on a beautiful fall morning, the sun was shining brightly outside on the orange maple tree in the front yard.  The orange-ish light reflected off of the tree and through my front door windows onto the old wood cabinet...making the cabinet and the floor appear much more orange than normal.  The magic of the light changing through the seasons!

Quick and easy blanket knitting pattern.


And...here's the street sign that inspired the name of the State Line Blanket...


State Line Road in Kansas City - the dividing line between Kansas & Missouri
Thanks so much for reading!  Happy knitting this fall and winter!

Mary Lee
Fifty Four Ten Studio


2 comments:

  1. *waves from other side of Missouri* :D Great pattern!

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    1. Waving right back on this very windy day! Enjoy! :)

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