As even a casual reader of the Purl Bee has probably noticed, we are super inspired by our Super Soft Merino! Since the arrival of Purl Soho’s first very own yarn, we have been busy bees, but of all our Super Soft Merino projects, the Double Seed Stitch Blanket may be our favorite!
We love how the simple double seed stitch pattern creates a subtle field of wonderfully nubbly texture. Combined with the comfort and softness of our Merino, this is a seriously cozy blanket with the reassuring weight and warmth of a handknit!
Homespun and sophisticated, the Double Seed Stitch Blanket is so pretty folded at the foot of a bed or over the arm of a couch. We give directions for every size blanket from baby to queen, so cuddle a toddler or cover an entire bed. With a vintage quilt, a linen coverlet, or a modern duvet, this blanket is right at home!
We knit ours up in Super Soft Merino’s gorgeous Oyster Gray. Gentle and truly pearlescent, we love this color’s warmth and modernity. In double seed stitch, it becomes something straight out of nature: a pebbly stream bed, a frosty snowscape, a starlit beach. But we can imagine equally loving a Desert Blue crib size adding handmade love to a nursery, or a Red Zinnia throw size casting serious drama into a neutral living room, or an Heirloom White queen size being just that, a true family heirloom.
To make a Baby (Crib, Throw, Twin, Queen) size blanket:
2 3/4 stitches = 1 inch in double seed stitch pattern
Baby (Crib, Throw, Twin, Queen): Approximately 28 x 30 (45 x 60, 60 x 60, 66 x 90, 90 x 95) inches
Cast on 77 (123, 165, 181, 247) stitches.
Row 1 (wrong side): *K1, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 2 (right side): Repeat Row 1.
Row 3 (wrong side): *P1, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, p1.
Row 4 (right side): Repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until work measures desired length.
Bind off in stitch pattern and weave in the ends!