Today we bring you two Purl Bee classics re-conceived in Super Soft Merino for a fresh look and a wintertime feel! The Super Easy Crib Blanket borrows the classic striping from the baby-sized original, but at 2 3/4 stitches to the inch it requires fewer cast-on stitches and knits up to a bigger crib size. With voluminous stitches and a luxurious loft, this blanket is as soft and gentle as a cloud! - See more at: http://www.purlbee.com/2012/11/30/two-purl-bee-classics-now-in-super-soft-merino/#sthash.4JFU6uaV.dpuf

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We've re-conceived the Purl Bee's classic Super Easy Blanket in Purl Soho's sumptuous Super Soft Merino! This Super Easy Crib Blanket borrows the simple striping from the baby-sized original, but at 2 3/4 stitches to the inch, it knits up bigger and faster. With voluminous stitches and luxurious loft, this blanket is as soft and gentle as a cloud!

The Super Easy Crib Blanket borrows the classic striping from the baby-sized original, but at 2 3/4 stitches to the inch it requires fewer cast-on stitches and knits up to a bigger crib size. With voluminous stitches and a luxurious loft, this blanket is as soft and gentle as a cloud! - See more at: http://www.purlbee.com/2012/11/30/two-purl-bee-classics-now-in-super-soft-merino/#sthash.4JFU6uaV.dpuf

Materials

Get all the yarn you need with our Super Soft Merino Super Easy Crib Blanket kits, available in tons of beautiful colorways. Each kit includes...

  • 7 skeins of Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. The palette shown above is Macaron, which includes (from the top) Timeless Navy, Peacock Blue, Desert Blue, Oyster Grey, Heirloom White, Yellow Yellow, and Super Pink.

You'll also need...

Gauge

2 3/4 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch

Size

Approximately 30 inches x 32 inches

Note

To get a nice, neat edge  just slip the first stitch of every row knitwise with the yarn in back. (When you change colors, knit the first stitch of the row.)

Pattern

With the first color, cast on 82 stitches.

Knit every row until you have used the entire skein (or until there are 11 or 12 garter stitch "ridges" [1 ridge = 2 rows]).

Switch to the second color and knit every row, using up the entire skein.

Repeat with each color, making sure to always switch colors on the same side.

After knitting all but a couple of yards of the seventh color, loosely bind off.

Weave in the ends and you're done!

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