Build your own blanket
This easy-to-knit, incredibly flexible pattern allows you to create a custom-made reversible colourful blanket for someone you love or a forthcoming arrival. Choose your own colours, pictures, messages and size!
The pattern produces 'square' motifs measuring 17 x 16 cm (6-7 in) and provides templates for numerous images (including some not used in the blanket illustrated) and two full alphabets. The finished size of the blanket illustrated is 175 × 158 cm (69 × 62 in).
The sample uses Morris Avalon 8 ply Pima Cotton, but see below for colours and quantities of Lana Grossa Classico. The yarn quantities given are for the blanket illustrated but you can make your blanket smaller or larger. The instructions explain how to make the blanket shown and how to create your own.
If using Lana Grossa Classico you'll need 6 balls each of Goldgelb (32), Gelbgrün (13), Leuchtendgrün (44), Himmelblau (24), Violett (27) and Pink (10); 4 balls each of Rubinrot (05), Petrolgrün (39), Rosé (37) and Hellblau (30); and 3 balls each of Türkisblau (14) and Mint (22).