I'm happy to announce that The Boulevard Blanket knitting pattern has been updated to include instructions for six blanket sizes!
Download the updated pattern for free on Ravelry, LoveKnitting and Craftsy.
This pattern is very easy but once in a while knitters need a little extra help getting on track. Here's a free PDF tutorial for The Boulevard Blanket to address the most common questions.
|The Boulevard Blanket - Free Knitting Pattern|
The updated pattern includes instructions for six blanket sizes.
SIX BLANKET SIZES:
Baby/Infant Blanket: 28" wide x 28" long
Small (Crib/Lap): 35" wide x 40" long
Medium Throw: 38" wide x 46" long
Large Throw: 44" wide x 50" long
XL Afghan: 47" wide x 55" long
XXL Afghan: 53" wide x 60" long
YARDAGE - SUPER BULKY YARN:
Baby: 320 - 330 yards
Small: 590 - 600 yards
Medium: 730 - 740 yards
Large: 925 - 940 yards
XL: 1100 - 1150 yards
XXL: 1350 - 1400 yards
It's very easy to make any of the blankets longer! Simply keep knitting and you can bind off on any row. In the pattern I have included estimates of how much yardage is needed to add 2" in length to each blanket size.
Months ago, I started knitting a little blanket using Lion Brand Hometown USA in 'Washington Denim'. You may have seen the photo above on my Instagram feed...way back in January!
|Knitting with Lion Brand Hometown USA in 'Washington Denim'|
|The Boulevard Blanket - quick & easy to knit with super bulky yarn!|
Another economical yarn choice is Lion Brand's new Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle yarn which is basically just like the classic Wool-Ease Thick & Quick...only without the wool! And...these bonus bundle skeins are giant...lots and lots of yardage at a great price! This yarn is a nice option if you would like the 'look' of wool...without the wool content.
At first glance, you may think that The Boulevard Blanket is knit with simple garter stitch...but look again! An easy K3, P3 repeat pattern creates a subtle vertical striping effect. The knitting pattern looks the same on both sides...it's reversible!
|The Boulevard Blanket knitting pattern - it's reversible!|
If you are a beginning knitter...I would suggest sticking with solid color yarn....and you might want to avoid a really dark color as it can be challenging to see your stitches.
I used US size 13 knitting needles for this blanket. You could also try US size 15 knitting needles. Exact gauge is not important. However, this pattern looks best with fairly tight knitting. The vertical stripe effect will not show up as distinctly with loose knitting.
When knitting blankets, I recommend using long circular knitting needles to accommodate all of the stitches easily. Work back and forth just as you would with straight needles...at the end of the row simply turn the knitting and start knitting the next row.
|Binding off the last stitch on The Boulevard Blanket|
|The Boulevard Blanket - named for the boulevards in Kansas City|
If you like this pattern you might also like my other easy to knit blanket patterns.
These blanket patterns were also named for neighborhoods and streets in Kansas City. Click to read more about them here on my blog:
Third Street Blanket
State Line Blanket
I have a couple of new designs in the works right now. I love testing out new ideas and planning out a pattern...designing is a bit of trial and error. Sometimes ideas start from a sketch on paper and sometimes they come together by trying ideas with the yarn and needles.
|Testing out new design ideas with Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky.|
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The Boulevard Blanket knitting pattern is always free and available on Ravelry, LoveKnitting and Craftsy.
Thanks so much for reading and for your interest in my knitting patterns!
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