This blanket is quick and easy to knit...and it's reversible! This is a great pattern for any level of knitter.
I'm happy to announce that The Boulevard Blanket knitting pattern has been updated to include instructions for six blanket sizes!
|The Boulevard Blanket - CLICK to download the FREE PATTERN|
Or, click here to download the pattern FREE on LoveKnitting.
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.
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 - Free Knitting Pattern|
The 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.
If you prefer to use worsted or Aran weight yarn... use my Meadow Lane blanket knitting pattern. Click here to download! Or get the pattern on Ravelry.
|Knitting with Lion Brand Hometown USA in 'Washington Denim'|
SUPER BULKY YARN SUGGESTIONS:
Lion Brand Hometown (100% Acrylic) - For the blue blanket shown in the photos I used Lion Brand Hometown in 'Washington Denim'. This yarn is very soft… but also has great stitch definition so the pattern really ‘pops’. It’s easy to knit with and very economical. See all the pretty colorways available and shop for Lion Brand Hometown on the Lion Brand website (US) and LoveCrafts.com (ships to US, Canada, UK, EU and many countries around the world).
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% Acrylic / 20% Wool) - I have used this yarn for many blanket projects including my Winter Dance blanket and Game Time blanket. Great stitch definition. Get more details and shop for this yarn on the Lion Brand website and LoveCrafts.com.
|This pattern looks great with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick!|
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is available in a beautiful selection of colorways! It’s hard to pick a favorite! Clockwise from the top: Cilantro (deep olive green), Glacier (light icy blue), Denim (dark denim blue), Air Force (medium cornflower blue), Peanut (tan), and Spice (dark burnt orange). See all of the colorways available in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick on the Lion Brand website or LoveCrafts.
For The Boulevard Blanket I usually recommend a solid color yarn so the texture of the knitting shows up best. However, sometimes multi color yarn can have fun results...one Ravelry knitter used two strands of Aran weight multicolored yarn knit together and it looks so cute!
|The Boulevard Blanket knitting pattern - it's reversible!|
The Boulevard Blanket is easy to knit and is a great pattern for a confident beginner. If you know how to knit and purl...and switch back and forth between knit and purl...you can knit this blanket!
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. Click here to read my blog post on FiftyFourTenStudio.com about knitting a blanket with circular knitting needles.
The name for this blanket is inspired by my hometown...Kansas City. The subtle stripes made me think of all the beautiful streets we have in Kansas City. An old promotional slogan for the city said "More boulevards than Paris, more fountains than Rome." I can't confirm if either of these claims are true but we do have many attractive tree lined boulevards in my hometown....thus 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.
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