Keepsake by Julie Turjoman


August 2023
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9.5 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
957 - 2436 yards (875 - 2227 m)
36" x 40" (54" x 72")
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Snuggle into supreme comfort with the Valley Yarns Keepsake Blanket! This color-blocked blanket has options for both a lap blanket and an afghan, and its wide stripes are perfect for customizing to your favorite shades. Valley Yarns Chester has a palette of soothing neutrals and trendy brights and its bouclé structure is squishably soft thanks to its blend of wool and alpaca. Beginners and beyond will enjoy this straightforward project, simply shaped and knit in stockinette framed with garter stitch borders. Make your Keepsake to cuddle under for movie nights or warm your lap as you work, and enjoy the enveloping warmth of this cozy blanket!

Skill Level: Beginner
Sizes: Lap Blanket (Afghan)
Finished Measurements:
Width – 36 (54)”
Length – 40 (72)”
Yarn Requirements: Valley Yarns Chester (70% Highland Wool/ 30% Superfine Alpaca; 100g/87yds)
Color A – 4 (10) hanks, shown in #01 Cream
Color B – 3 (8) hanks, shown in #04 Light Grey
Color C – 4 (10) hanks, shown in #05 Charcoal
Needles: US 11 (8.00mm) 32–40” circular
Gauge: 9½ sts and 12 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, steam or mist blocked