Continuation Blanket by Holli Yeoh

Continuation Blanket

February 2020
yarn held together
+ Worsted
= Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch with three strands of yarn held together, blocked
US 13 - 9.0 mm
2704 - 4992 yards (2473 - 4565 m)
32.25 (40.25, 48)" width × 40.25 (51, 60)" length
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Just three colours yield seven distinct blended hues in this simple but effective gradient blanket. Working up fast with chunky needles, it makes a great baby gift; and in a cozy washable wool blend, it will last long enough to be passed down to the next baby.

The Continuation Blanket is a great canvas to display your LGBTQ+ pride. I’ve included images of various pride flag colours on the left along with the colourway names at the bottom of this description.

Holding three strands together, switch out one at a time to generate the smooth continuous colour shift from corner to corner. The blanket is worked in Garter Stitch on the bias. Three strands of yarn are held together throughout. This pattern has no charts.

This knitting pattern includes written instructions and detailed directions for colour changes.

Finished Measurements
Width: 32 ¼ (40 ¼, 48)“ / 82 (102, 122) cm
Length: 40 ¼ (51, 60)” / 102 (129.5, 152.5) cm
Sample is 40.25” × 51” size.

Worsted weight yarn
C1 and C3 each 630 (985, 1410) yd / 580 (900, 1290) m
C2 880 (1420, 1945) yd / 805 (1300, 1780) m

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Shown in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch (affiliate link) (80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool; 208 yards/100g)
C1 Fairy Tale 4 (5, 7) balls
C2 Eggplant 5 (7, 10) balls
C3 Celestial 4 (5, 7) balls

Substitution Notes
Choose an easy-care worsted weight yarn in acrylic or wool blends. In order to get the colour gradient effect, three strands must be held together, but if that’s not important, then two strands of bulky or a super bulky yarn will work. Swatch to determine finished measurements, especially when substituting.

Increases (kfb) / decreases (k2tog), garter st, holding three strands together.

Pride Flag Colourways
The following pride flag colourways list colour names using Mighty Stitch yarn (affiliate link).

Transgender Pride: Sky, White, Blush
Bisexual Pride: Celestial, Eggplant, Fairytale
Aromantic Pride (could also work for Agender Pride): Black, White, Macaw
Asexual Pride (with some artistic license it also works for Demisexual Pride): Mulberry, White, Black
Genderqueer Pride: Alfalfa, White, Wisteria
Lesbian Pride: Pucker or Bubblegum, White, Satsuma
Nonbinary Pride: Black, Mulberry, Sunflower
Pansexual Pride: Gulfstream, Canary, Pucker
Polysexual Pride: Gulfstream, Macaw, Bubblegum or Pucker
LGBTQ Pride: Eggplant, Celestial, Macaw, Sunflower, Orange, Serrano, Pucker (you’ll need to depart from the pattern as written to make a rainbow. At all the transition points in the pattern, simply change all three strands to the next colour. You could also use a single strand of Mighty Stitch Super Bulky instead of a worsted weight yarn.)

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