Garter Squish Blanket
Need something super straightforward for the trip to the cottage? The Garter Squish Blanket couldn’t be simpler – knit. It’s worked with two strands of yarn held together; a base colour is used throughout, and a new contrast colour is introduced for each stripe. It knits up fast on 10mm/US15 needles. I think Cascade 220 Solids and Cascade 220 Heathers are a perfect choice for this project – it’s affordable, comes in a broad spectrum of colours, and feels nice (it’s a peruvian wool, so it isn’t as soft as a merino, but it’s the next best thing. The project benefits from a yarn that is not machine washable because the yarns need to ‘stick’ together and blend).
- Length: 66”/168cm
- Width: 49″/122cm
- 7 or 8 skeins in base colour/main colour (good neutral base colours include 8010 Natural, 8021 Beige, 8505 White, 8509 Grey, 8622 Camel, 2440 Vinci Heather, 2441 River Rock Heather, 8011 Aspen Heather, 8013 Ash Heather, 8401 Light Grey Heather, 9402 Medium Grey Mix)
- 1 skein in each of 7 or 8 contrast colours