This blanket is quick and easy to knit with super bulky yarn.
January 2020 Update: Third Street Blanket knitting pattern can be purchased on my new Fifty Four Ten Studio website.
The Third Street Blanket knitting pattern is also available on Ravelry, LoveKnitting and Etsy.
If you prefer worsted weight yarn...please click here to see my Making Plans blanket knitting pattern on my new Fifty Four Ten Studio website.
|Third Street Blanket by Fifty Four Ten Studio|
The name for the Third Street Blanket is inspired by maps of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City. Like so many towns, the streets in Kansas City were given numbered names...counting up starting at the river.
The image below is from a 1940 Kansas City road map. (I love maps!) The label for 3rd Street is in the center of this photo, just south of the Missouri River. Note the grid layout of the streets with small square city blocks...this was the inspiration for the name of my new blanket!
|1940 Kansas City, Missouri map showing 3rd Street & City Market.|
More about the blanket...
The Third Street Blanket is knit with super bulky yarn so it knits up very quickly. The easy to remember pattern makes this a fun blanket to knit while watching football or baseball games...or your favorite movie!
|Third Street Blanket - easy chunky blanket knitting pattern|
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIX SIZES:
This pattern includes instructions for six sizes including very small baby blanket size, a crib or lap size blanket...on up to an XXL Afghan blanket size.
XXL Afghan: 54.5" wide x 60.5" long
XL: 50” wide x 50.5” long
Large: 41.75” wide x 50.5” long
Medium: : 38.25” wide x 38.75” long
Small (Crib/Lap): 34.5” wide x 34” long
Baby: 28.25” wide x 28” long
It's easy to make any of the blanket sizes longer by adding pattern repeats. Pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make blankets longer.
SUPER BULKY YARN:
XXL: 1350 - 1420 yards
XL: 1040 - 1100 yards
Large: 860 - 900 yards
Medium: 610 - 650 yards
Small: 490 - 520 yards
Baby: 325 - 350 yards
I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in the color 'Glacier'. I love this icy blue colored yarn. It is a lovely color that changes with the lighting and surroundings...sometimes appearing more gray in tone and other times appearing more blue.
This is a great, dependable yarn at an affordable price. This pattern can be used with many other super bulky yarns such as Lion Brand Hometown USA.
Or, some knitters like to knit two strands of bulky or worsted weight yarn together to create a similar thickness of yarn. This technique would work well with this pattern.
MAY 2019 UPDATE: If you prefer worsted weight yarn....please click here to see my new Making Plans blanket knitting pattern.
|Making Plans - the worsted weight version of my popular Third Street Blanket pattern|
I highly recommend blocking the finished blanket. This is an easy process that makes a big difference in the finished results. First, I soaked the blanket in a sink full of water for a few minutes.
January 30, 2020 UPDATE: For a full blocking tutorial with lots of photos and step-by-step tips....please click here to read my updated blog post on my new Fifty Four Ten Studio website.
|Soak knitting in a sink full of water for a few minutes.|
|Knitting carefully set up on blocking mats with T-pins to hold knitting in place.|
It took about 2-3 days for the blanket to dry completely. It's worth the wait!
More tips and step-by-step photos on blocking on this blog post at FiftyFourTenStudio.com.
|Third Street blanket knitting pattern for super bulky weight yarn.|
WHERE TO GET THE PATTERN:
FiftyFourTenStudio.com: Click here to purchase the Third Street Blanket pattern.
Ravelry: Click here to purchase the pattern on Ravelry.
The pattern is also available on LoveKnitting and Etsy.
If you like this pattern, you might also like my other easy chunky blanket patterns! Click the image below to visit my Fifty Four Ten Studio pattern shop...
Fall is such a great time for recharging and starting new projects. The kids are back in school starting a new year and I'm back to knitting and designing. I feel so fortunate to be doing something that I really enjoy!
Thanks so much for reading! Happy knitting!
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