10th Anniversary KAL Blanket by Deborah Newton

10th Anniversary KAL Blanket

October 2022
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, on larger needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2180 yards (1993 m)
Approx 40 x 50" / 102 x 127.5 cm (before edging)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Cast on day is October 15, 2022.

Intermediate to experienced: intarsia, stranded knitting, textured knitting, charts, finishing skills.

We’re hosting a year-long Knit Along to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of NORO Knitting Magazine!

In honor of Noro Magazine’s 10th Anniversary, we asked Deborah Newton to design a Japanese-inspired Knit-Along Afghan using the iconic Silk Garden and Silk Garden Solo yarns.
This project is made up of 10 motif squares plus 10 solid squares.
Edit: The solid colored squares are plain st st. The directions are embedded in the “notes” section of the Pagoda square.

Here we are featuring PAGODA, the first in a series of 12 releases, one per month, in this KAL.
Along with each instruction (1 new motif with instructions, plus finishing and final afghan), there will be a video showing a particular technique.
Videos on KFI YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiqbWD-76sZ2MRkMIX6C1gw

There are 20 blanket squares, each knitted separately and sewn together.

This pattern is free for the duration of the KAL. It will be a paid pattern at the conclusion. (The first two blocks are also included in the print magazine.)

When: The KAL is starting with the first two blocks in October to coincide with the publication of issue 21.
Pattern Delivery: The PDF will be updated each month with the new blocks.
Chatter: We are hosting a KAL group on the NORO Knitting Magazine Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/467431628644600/
Discussion thread in Nuts for Noro group for people who don’t use FB: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/nuts-for-noro/4220240/1-25

Approx 40 X 50”/
102 x 127.5cm (before edging)

• One pair size 8 (5mm) needles, or size to obtain given gauge
• Size 7 (4.5mm) circular knitting needle, 47”/120cm for edging
• Noro/KFI Silk Garden, 1 3⁄4 oz/50g skeins, each approx 110yd/100m (45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Wool)
• 4 balls in #84 Otaru
• 2 balls in #205 Morioka
• 2 balls in #208 Yatsushiro
• 1 ball in #47 Kure
• 1 ball in #203 Daito

• Noro/KFI Silk Garden Solo, 1 3⁄4 oz/50g skeins, each approx 110yd/100m (45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Wool)
• 3 balls in #1 Omitama
• 1 ball in #3 Fushimi
• 1 ball in #7 Yanagawa
• 1 ball in #11 Sakai
• 1 ball in #33 Usuki
• 1 ball in #35 Hamura
• 1 ball in #43 Numata
• 1 ball in #61 Suita
• Tapestry needle

16 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10cm over St st using
size 8 (5mm) needles. Take time to check gauge.

You will see PDFs for each block. There is an additional PDF of a spreadsheet showing color breakdowns for each block and month.