|"Where the Sidewalk Ends" blanket knitting pattern.|
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
|Quick and easy blanket knitting pattern.|
The yarn I used is Lion Brand Hometown USA in the color 'New York White'. This is a clean, bright white! Hometown USA yarn is very soft and makes a great blanket for anyone. This is a nice yarn choice for children or babies because it is 100% acrylic and according to the label is machine washable and dryable. (I have not tried machine washing and will probably choose to hand wash when needed.)
This pattern will also work well with other super bulky yarns including Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick or Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (sold at Michael's)...as well as many other super bulky yarns. I suggest solid color yarns so the pattern shows up best.
|A couple stitch markers are helpful reminders for the easy pattern.|
Hometown USA is a very economically priced yarn. It is available in a wide assortment of colors and is sold at many US craft stores including JoAnn's, Michael's and Craftsy. I used 10 skeins of yarn. One or two skeins did have a knot in the middle of the skein. I choose not to let this bother me! In order to sell the yarn at such an economical price the manufacturer has to make the most of all of the yarn!
The pattern includes instructions for five sizes...from very small baby blanket up to an XL throw/afghan.
Approximate sizes after blocking...
XL: 50" wide x 55" long
Large: 42" wide x 50" long
Medium: 37" wide by 47.5" long
Small (Crib/Lap): 34.25" wide x 35" long
Baby: 30" wide x 30" long
It's easy to make any of the blanket sizes longer by adding additional pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about 2.5" to the length of the blanket. The pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make each blanket size longer.
|"Where the Sidewalk Ends" blanket - easy to knit!|
|I love the texture of the super bulky yarn!|
|White yarn, red ribbon and simple brown paper.|
Thanks so much for reading. Best wishes for happy holidays!