Winter Harvest Blanket by Helena Timms

Winter Harvest Blanket

November 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
383 - 6999 yards (350 - 6400 m)
Small, Large
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A colourful blanket of squares with a snowflake & flower lace pattern. Each square is knit in the round from the centre out, with short rows for the corners. The blanket is then seamed with either a garter block or a knitted on border. Available in 2 sizes in 4ply or Worsted yarn, but can be adapted to any yarn weight or blanket size. Recommended for intermediate knitters.


  • John Arbon Textiles Harvest Hues (65% Merino, 35% Zwartbles) in 4ply (400m/100g) or Worsted (200m/100g), available in 100g or 25g skeins please see size guide for quantities required
  • 3.25mm (4ply) or 5mm (worsted) circular needles (40–60cm length for squares, and 100cm+ for border)
  • 9 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tape measure
  • Blocking mat & pins
  • Larger needle for bind off (optional)
  • Scales that measure down to at least 1g increments (useful)

Skills required:

Lace knitting
Short rows
Circular knitting
Picking up stitches
Stretchy/loose bind off methods

Sizes and Yarn Requirements

There are 13 colours used in this pattern, 12 are for the squares (CCs), and the last one (MC) is for the border. (You can of course use any number of colours!)

Sizes: Small (Large) - each version has 2 sizes – a baby/lap/pet blanket, or a sofa/picnic/bedspread blanket.

4ply Version

Individual Squares Approx. 15-16cm/6-6.5”

Small Blanket 4 x 6 (12) squares
Size 61-71cm/24-28” by 89-99cm/35-39”
Yarn MC – 1x 25g, CCs- 12x 25g

Large Blanket 10 x 12 (120) squares
Size 148-165cm/58-65” by 170-191cm/67-75”
Yarn MC – 1 x 100g, CCs – 12 x 125g

Worsted Version

Individual Squares Approx. 21.5-23cm/8.5-9”

Small Blanket 3 x 4 (12) squares
Size 61-71cm/24-28” by 89-99cm/35-39”
Yarn MC – 2x 25g, CCs – 12x 25g

Large Blanket 6 x 8 (48) squares
Size 130-142cm/51-56” by 170-191cm/67-75”
Yarn MC - 2 x 100g , CCs – 12 x 100g

For the worsted versions, a 25g mini will make 1 square. For the 4ply versions, each 25g mini will make 2 squares (10-12g each). A 100g skein will make 4 (worsted) or 8 (4ply) squares – please follow guidance below on yarn management to ensure you don’t run out of yarn!

For the 4ply squares, split each mini in half or weigh the skein and make note of total weight. Each square must be half a mini so can weigh no more than 12g to ensure not running out of yarn. Weigh your first finished square and if it is over 12g you will need to remove 2 rounds at the end of section 2 (rounds 28-29) or you will need to get more yarn. You can alternatively go down a needle size if the fabric feels too loose, which might work too.

Both blanket samples shown in small size with knitted on border. 4ply sample square shown in Blue Spruce and worsted sample square in Rosebay.

Gauge is not important in this pattern, as long as your squares are the same size as each other.