Reindeer Woods Blanket

Blanket Knitting PatternThe Reindeer Woods Blanket by Karin Wilmoth is featured in Interweave Knits Holiday 2016 and can be purchased with the magazine or as an individual pattern.

Knitting the whimsical Reindeer Woods Blanket offers the maker a winter “retreat” with reindeers, owls, and winter foliage along the borders. A fabric lining, batting, and sweet quilt ties finish this cozy lap blanket.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Finished Size 23 (46)” wide and 33½ (63½)” long. Blanket shown measures 46″ wide and 63½” long.

Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Sport (100% Peruvian highland wool; 164 yd [150 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #9543 midnight blue (MC), 1 (9) skein(s); #9448 olive heather (CC1), 1 (2) skein(s); #8401 silver grey (CC2), 1 (2) skein(s); #4010 straw (gold; CC3), 1 (2) skein(s); #8012 doeskin heather (taupe; CC4), 1 (2) skein(s); #2452 turtle (green; CC5), #9404 ruby (red; CC6), #9408 cordovan (brown; CC7), #8905 robin egg blue (CC8), and #8010 natural (cream; CC9), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 47″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Spare 47″ cir needle in same size or smaller than main needle; tapestry needle; 46″ x 36″ (60″ x 46″) Quilter’s Dream wool batting; 1¼ (4) yd 44″ wide cotton flannel fabric (shown: Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel in color #15605-179 rust [see Notes]); sewing needle and med gray sewing thread; sewing machine (optional); large-eye sharp needle; quilter’s curved safety pins; ruler.

Gauge 24 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in St st.

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Sarah Rothberg is the assistant editor for Interweave Knits. Graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she has a diverse background in knitting, photography, videography, drawing, sculpting, writing, and painting. She started learning textile arts with embroidery and crochet from her great-grandmother and grandmother and started knitting in college by making scarves for her friends. She now aspires to take on more complex projects and break out of her scarf-centric comfort zone.