Due Passi Wedding Blanket by Elanor King

Due Passi Wedding Blanket

August 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
2047 yards (1872 m)
One size - Depends on yarn and needles used
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This blanket can be made in any weight yarn.

This pattern was written to celebrate the marriage of two dear friends of mine. The full name is “Due Passi per la Felicità”, which is Italian for “Two Steps to Happiness”. Maybe it’s the romantic in me talking, but I think the blanket is a great metaphor for marriage. It’s worked up with only knit and purl sts, yet makes a complex, intertwined whole.

Abbreviations Used
K Knit
P Purl
RS Right Side
WS Wrong Side

Approx. 122cm x 183cm (4΄ by 6΄) when using bulky yarn.

Substituting Yarn
This pattern works best with a solid or semi-solid yarn with good stitch definition.
It is not necessary to obtain gauge for this project, but please be aware that estimated yardage will differ.
Before you begin, work a tension square and weigh it to calculate whether you will have enough yarn to complete the blanket. Some estimates are given below.

Needles and Accessories
Although this pattern is worked flat, circular needles are highly recommended as then the weight of the work can rest on a table or in your lap.

Estimates for varying weight yarns
Worsted: 6 x 100g balls/skeins; 1188m/1302yds. 20sts x 27rows per 4in/10cm. Dimensions: 32.75 x 55.75in (83 x 141.5cm). E.g. Berroco Vintage

DK: 11 x 50g balls/skeins; 1320m/1441yds. 22sts x 30rows per 4in/10cm. Dimensions: 29.75 x 50.25in (75.5 x 127.5cm). E.g. Patons Diploma Gold

4 ply/Sport: 4 x 100g balls/skeins; 1460m/1596yds. 28sts x 36rows per 4in/10cm. Dimensions: 23.5 x 41.75in (59.5 x 106cm). E.g. Fyberspates Scrumptious

Lace: 2 x 50g balls/skeins; 780m/852yds. 33sts x 50rows per 4in/10cm. Dimensions: 20 x 30in (51 x 76cm). E.g. Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace

Chart Notes
A chart is available as one of the downloads. It’s a very large chart that may need to be taped together as it spans more than one page. It’s not necessary to download it if you prefer to read the instructions line-by-line, as given in the written instructions. (Also, it’s nearly 3 megs in size).