This pattern name is inspired by many fond memories of time spent on the porch with dear friends and family. The simple textured stripe design reminds me of the old painted wood floor of a special porch from my childhood. This lightweight blanket is perfect for cool summer evenings...on the porch.
On the Porch blanket knitting pattern is available on Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy.
This blanket is designed with a wide garter stitch border. The border is designed to be wider at the top and bottom...and just a bit narrower on the sides.
|On the Porch - easy blanket knitting pattern.|
|Blue Sky Fibers 'Organic Cotton' Worsted in 'Drift'|
This pattern will work well with many worsted, Aran or DK weight yarns. Simply pick the needle size that gives the best appearance for your choice of yarn and your knitting tension.
Don't worry if your gauge has one or two stitches more...or less...per 4 inches.
If your gauge is 17 or more stitches per inch you may want to follow the directions for one blanket size larger than your desired finished size.
If your gauge is 13 or fewer stitches per inch you could consider following the directions for one size smaller than your desired finished size.
In either case, if your gauge is significantly different than 15 stitches to 4 inches...you many end up needing more...or less...yarn.
Instructions for Six Sizes:
Baby: 28" wide x 30.5" long
Small: 30" wide x 35" long
Medium: 33.5" wide x 38" long
Large: 38" wide x 41" long
XL: 42" wide x 47" long
XXL: 46" wide x 50" long
These are approximate sizes after blocking. Size will vary with different yarn and/or gauge. Any of the blanket sizes may be made longer by adding additional pattern repeats. More details in the pattern.
Baby: 600 - 620 yards
Small: 730 - 750 yards
Medium: 880 - 900 yards
Large: 1100 - 1150 yards
XL: 1400 - 1450 yards
XXL: 1600 - 1700 yards
Be sure to purchase additional yarn if you plan to make your blanket longer. And...if you use a different weight yarn, have some extra yarn on hand just in case you need it!
I like using two small ring style stitch markers to keep track of the transition between the garter stitch border and the center stockinette stitch pattern. These little green stitch markers are made by Clover.
|Stitch markers are helpful...even with an easy knitting pattern.|
|I loved knitting with Blue Sky Fibers 'Organic Cotton' Worsted.|
|On the Porch blanket knitting pattern...after blocking.|
If you like this pattern, you might also like my other easy lightweight blanket knitting pattern...Summer Sidewalk.
On the Porch blanket knitting pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.
|On the Porch - an easy blanket knitting pattern.|
I'm making plans for lots of summer knitting! If you would like to see progress photos and receive announcements for new patterns...follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I also announce new patterns on my Fifty Four Ten Studio Ravelry Group.
My kids will be out of school in a few days and that means the start of summer for us. I love being able to spend more time with my family during the summer months.
Happy summer! Happy knitting!
Fifty Four Ten Studio