Cubine Blanket by Magdalene Lee

Cubine Blanket

September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
1800 - 2600 yards (1646 - 2377 m)
40" in DK, 50" in worsted/aran (can be made bigger/smaller as you wish)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Back in 2015, I got involved with Zentangle, which is essentially a way of drawing that even people with little drawing skills can master. As described on its website, Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

One of these patterns is called Cubine, detailed instructions for which can be found here. Margaret Bremner, whose blog is titled Enthusiastic Artist, is one of my favorite Zentangle artists. It was her rendition of Cubine that inspired this blanket. The particular version that inspired that blanket is located near the top of this page, along with many other beautiful examples of her art.


This pattern is free, but if you enjoy it, please consider making a donation to CARE International UK on my JustGiving page. Your donation will help to support vulnerable people affected by poverty, war or natural disaster all over the world.

Blanket Information

DK: 40” square
Worsted/Aran weight: 50” square

Yarn and hook
You may use any DK, worsted or aran-weight yarn. I recommend a 4.0mm (US G) hook with DK, a 5.0 mm (US H) for worsted, and a 5.5 to 6.0 mm (US I to J) for aran-weight.

Instructions are available in both US and UK terms.