Little Tern blanket by tincanknits

Little Tern blanket

August 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Blanket body pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
756 - 1260 yards (691 - 1152 m)
Width: 58 (66.5, 75.5, 84.5) cm [22¾ (26¼, 29¾, 33¼) in] Length: 94.5 (99, 103.5, 117) cm [37¼ (39, 40¾, 46) in]
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Little Tern - by Tin Can Knits

This is the sixth pattern from A Year of Techniques - a collection of 12 patterns to teach you new knitting skills.

The Little Tern blanket is also available as a single pattern.

A versatile blanket that’s sized from baby to big, featuring textured and lace chevrons, like a little tern’s tail.

Pattern Info

Note: the lace and texture patterns are both written and charted

Small (Medium, Large, XL)
Width: 58 (66.5, 75.5, 84.5) cm [22¾ (26¼, 29¾, 33¼) in]
Length: 94.5 (99, 103.5, 117) cm [37¼ (39, 40¾, 46) in]

Fyberspates Vivacious DK (DK weight; 100% superwash merino; 230m per 115g skein)
Pebble Beach (814); 3 (4, 4, 5) x 115g skeins

Needles and Notions
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needles, 80cm [32in] long, or size needed to match tension
Stitch markers
Crochet hook and waste yarn for crochet provisional cast on or spare 4.5mm [US 7] circular needles, 80cm [32in] long for Judy’s Magic Cast On

18 sts and 27 rows to 10cm [4in] over blanket body pattern stitch pattern (chart A or B), after washing and blocking
The 26-stitch wide edge lace panel (charts C and D) measures 14cm [5½in] wide, after washing and blocking

Pattern Notes
The blanket body is knitted first, starting from a provisional cast on. Once the body is complete, the first lace edge is worked as a knitted-on border. Finally, the second lace edge is worked as a knitted-on border over the stitches provisionally cast on.
As the recommended yarn is hand-dyed, it is a good idea to work with 2 skeins at the same time throughout the body of the blanket, working 2 row stripes so that any small differences in dyelot are disguised. The two edging strips can be worked from a single skein of yarn for all but the largest size.
To adjust the length of your blanket, work more or fewer rows in pattern, ending with a WS row 4, 8 or 12, keeping in mind that the blanket edging will add 14cm [5½in] to each end of the blanket, making a total 28cm [11in] additional length.
The pattern is provided in both written and charted forms.

Video tutorials
Crochet Provisional Cast On
Judy’s Magic Cast On as a provisional cast on
Knitted-on edgings