Pink Princess Castle Blanket by ShoedivaOriginals

Pink Princess Castle Blanket

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Knitting
January 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
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The new blanket from ShoedivaOriginals, the Pink Princess Castle Blanket is exactly that - a snuggly blanket with a pinkpinkpink castle fit for a fairy tale princess!

The blanket is made up of individually charted squares that are then seamed together, making this a surprisingly portable knit! It also is a perfect introduction to colourwork, as each square is worked simply and geometrically, building up to a beautifully charming treasure for your little princess. Support for this and all my other patterns is online through my Ravelry post!

Usually for worsted weight yarn I would use between a 5mm and 6mm set of needles to get the drape I like (no surprise that I have way too many 5.5mm hooks and needles in my grab bag!) 5mm is great for a somewhat hardier material, perfect for a floor blanket (and I back mine with polar fleece, quilting along the edges of the squares once sewn together) while 6mm have more drape (but weave those ends in well if you tend to knit a little looser than the gauge on the ballband).

Basically, with the way these patterns work, you could use any weight of yarn; just work to the yarn gauge and needle size uniformly over the blanket and it will all be fine & dandy.

And for the little Prince in your life, the companion blanket pattern, Castle Camelot, is also available. If you buy both at the same time, the second Castle blanket is half price!

Many thanks to my awesome test knitter, SparkyPonytail!

Needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm

Yarn
Caron Simply Soft Solids
How much?
3 skeins = 945.0 yards (864.1 meters), 510 grams
Colorway
Cream
Color family
Natural/Undyed

Yarn
Caron Simply Soft Solids
How much?
2 skeins = 630.0 yards (576.1 meters), 340 grams
Colorway
soft pink
Color family
Pink

Yarn
Caron Simply Soft Solids
How much?
1 skein = 315.0 yards (288.0 meters), 170 grams
Colorway
Dusty Rose
Color family
Pink

Yarn
Caron Simply Soft Solids
How much?
1 skein = 315.0 yards (288.0 meters), 170 grams
Colorway
lavendar
Color family
Purple