Pembroke Cottages Blanket by Elanor King

Pembroke Cottages Blanket

Knitting
December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter St
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2756 yards (2520 m)
One size
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Make your house feel like home with this cleverly constructed blanket. The blanket plays a pun on the phrase “house warming”.

My baby brother (he’s only 35) and his girlfriend have just moved house to a gorgeous, wee little cottage in Dublin. Pembroke Cottages were originally built by the Earl of Pembroke for the workers on his estate. The houses were all identical when they started, but over the years, each one has grown its own personality through changes to doors, windows and cladding. This blanket is a gift for them as they start their lives together.

Each square uses mitreing to cleverly construct the houses and textures in the blanket. The squares can be knit anywhere for a great take-along project.

Size

The finished sample measures 1.05m x 1.05m (3ft5in x 3ft5in).

Yarn

Patons Diploma Gold DK (DK; 55% wool, 25% acrylic, 20% nylon; 131yds/120m/50g ball)
MC: Navy (06167) 16 x 50g balls
A: Cyclamen (06123) 2 x 50g balls
B: Apple Green (06125) 2 x 50g balls
C: Airforce (06169) 2 x 50g balls
D: Soft Teal (06309) 2 x 50g balls

Needles and Accessories

1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) straight needles
1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, 36in/90 cm long
2 stitch markers
Sewing needle

Tension

22 sts and 44 rows to 4in/10cm over garter stitch