No matter how tiny they are now, one day they will grow up and fly away! Inspired by flying geese quilt motifs, this modern geometric blankie is perfect for a new addition or a grown baby flying off to college. Built of DK weight wool, you can also substitute cotton yarns for the warmer southern states.
Simply make each of the 16 squares and then assemble, ending with a beautiful bound edge. The layout of your squares will create the flying V's or the inset squares with mitered corners. Make sure to play with your final blocks to make the most appealing blanket to your senses!
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DK or Light Worsted
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Sweater by Heirloom Rainbow (100% Merino Wool; 115g/250yds): 4 Skeins MC (Main Color), 1 skein for edging, & 16 Mini Skeins of 20 yds each in various colors. Shown in Natural (MC), Almost Spring, Blue Raspberry, Fluffy Bunny, Glowstick Girl (edging too), Jewel Sea, Koala Haircut (edging too), Snow Melt, Tidepool Find
ALTERNATE YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/330yds): 3 Skeins MC, 1 skein for edging, & 16 Mini Skeins of 25 yds each in 8 colors.
COLOR SET A- Natural (MC), Marte (edging), & Contrasting Colors (CC) in Purpuras, Plomo, English Rose, Aguas, Candombe, Vaa, Reflecting Pool & Regatta Blue.
COLOR SET B- Natural (MC), Purpuras (edging) & Contrasting Colors (CC) in Marte, Plomo, English Rose, Aquas, Candombe, Vaa, Reflecting Pool & Regatta Blue.
ALTERNATE YARN: Cotton Fleece Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (80% US Pima Cotton / 20% US Merino Wool; 100g/215yds): 5 skeins MC, 1 skein edging, & 16 Mini Skeins of 25 yds each in 16 colors.
COTTON FLEECE-Cotton Ball (MC), Cavern (edging) and Contrasting Colors (CC) in Marbled Mint, Celery, Sunflower Gold, Banana, Salmon Berry, Red Barn, Tea Rose, Prairie Lupine, Hawaiian Sky, Robin Egg Blue, Emporer's Robe, Bering Sea Blue, Limelight, & Nymph
SIZE: 31.5" x 31.5" with each block measuring 7.5" square
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 31.5" x 31.5" with each block measuring 7.5" square
YARDAGE: 960 yds MC, 320 yds for accents at 20 yds each, & 150 yds for edging. Each square uses 60 yds MC & 20 yds CC
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner, Easy
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm straight or circular needles for blocks + 24" circular for edging, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Darning Needle
GAUGE: 19 sts x 40 rows = 4" in garter stitch
Images courtesy of Tin Can Knits. Yarn photos by Yarn Loop.