I think half of the yardage is going to be too small. I would suggest eliminating 1 of the longer skeins. We typically make our baby blankets around 28 x 32 inches (give or take). This blanket measures 33 x 33, so it’s just a bit larger than a baby blanket.

In the list below I eliminated color G and I moved Color A to the end of the list. I did this so that the total yardage could be easily split in two. If you went with this arrangement, you would start decreasing after D.

B: Kersti = 114 yards

C: Tosh Merino DK = 225 yards

D: Cricket = 250 yards

HALF WAY MARK

E: Cricket = 250 yards

F: Tosh Merino DK = 225 yards

A: Kersti = 114 yards

Total Yards = 1178 yards

Half Total Yards = 589 yards

If you wanted to go even smaller, I would make out yarn D and E and begin decreasing after C.

A: Kersti = 114 yards

B: Kersti = 114 yards

C: Tosh Merino DK = 225 yards

HALF WAY MARK

F: Tosh Merino DK = 225 yards

G: Tosh Merino DK = 225 yards

Total Yards = 903 yards

Half Total Yards = 451 yards

Thanks again for writing in Amanda! Please let us know if you have any questions!

Laura

We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed the blanket pattern as well as the bundle of yarns! As for the Mint kit… We have a whole gallery of projects that use similar weight yarn: http://www.purlbee.com/tag/dklight-worsted-weight-yarn/ Maybe you could browse through these and let us know if anything catches your eye! We’d love to help you find a use for all that yarn!

Thanks for writing in!

Laura ]]>

Can you please let me know which yarn you used intsead of the

Purl Soho, I too am South African and cannot find this yarn here.

Thanx

Saroj

Yes! You begin decreasing after half of the total yardage. The tassels are optional. You can either set yards aside of the first and last color for the tassel, or not. They are accounted for in the total yardage calculated below. Half of the yardage is used on the first half of the blanket, half on the second. Here’s the yardages of each color…

A: Kersti = 114 yards

B: Kersti = 114 yards

C: Tosh Merino DK = 225 yards

D: Cricket = 250 yards

E: Cricket = 250 yards

F: Tosh Merino DK = 225 yards

G: Tosh Merino DK = 225 yards

Total Yards = 1403 yards

1403 / 2 = approx 701 yards

After completing Color D, you begin decreasing.

A’s 114 + B’s 114 + C’s 225 + D’s 250 = 703 yards

Thanks for writing in.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Laura

Do you know the total yardage of all the skeins A-G togheter?

Have I understood it correctly if you start to decrease after half the total yardage? But, is that minus what you save for the tassles?

I look forward to start knitting this blanket!

Thanks and kind regards,

Lina

You’re too kind! Thank you for writing in! We’re aiming for early September. We have so many patterns we want to share with you, and unfortunately this Rectangular Bias Blanket has gotten pushed to the bottom of the list a few times. The structure is pretty straight forward, but we do hope it’s a hit! I’m pretty excited about the different coloways we put together and the combination of yarns!

All of us over at the Purl Bee really appreciate your support and enthusiasm.

Thanks again for writing in!

Laura ]]>