This pattern is available to download from Ravelry.
By: Rosee Woodland
The original pattern release included an earlier draft of the Allotment square which isn’t exactly the same as the square pictured. If you have already knitted this square then we would advise leaving it as is. Should you decide to reknit the square the updated Allotment pattern is now available in the PDF downloads.
The original edging instructions have been updated to clarify that 4 sts should be picked up along each vertical edge. The original pattern erroneously gave 5 sts for every 6 rows over a small section of the edging.
Blocking is essential for this pattern.
If making the blanket for a baby or young child it should be backed with cotton jersey fabric.
Stranded colourwork tension:
26 sts and 26 rows to 10cm measured over stranded colourwork using 4mm needles before blocking
24 sts and 24 rows to 10cm measured over stranded colourwork using 4mm needles after blocking.
85cm wide x 83cm tall after blocking
Each panel measures 20cm wide x 19.5cm tall after blocking
West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep Pure
1 x 50g hank EACH in Rosemary (381), Blush (287), Natural (010), River (194), Blackcurrant (319), Sand (208), Dandelion (446), Mist (166).
1 x 50g hank in Sand (208) for edging
DK (11 wpi)
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork
Needles & accessories:
1 pair 4mm (US 6/ UK 8) knitting needles
A 3.25mm (US 3/ UK 10) circular needle, 120cm or 150cm long for working border
Eight hinged stitch markers for edging
One contrast colour stitch marker for edging
(Optional) 1 metre of cotton jersey fabric and matching polyester thread for backing the blanket if desired.
1102 yards (1008 m)