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Easy Puzzle Blanket | Worsted Weight Version

Easy Puzzle Blanket | Worsted Weight Version

I recently finished an important project: A blanket forĀ my baby- due January 17 of 2020.

Of the blankets I have made for my nieces and nephews, small, drapey garter stitch ones have been the favorites. They are the perfect size for snuggling in a car seat, and as the kids have gotten older they have been drag-around cuddle blankets.

easy puzzle blanket purl soho worsted weight

Check out the other garter stitch blankets I made for my nephews here.

The Easy Puzzle Blanket by Purl Soho seemed like the perfect option for a lovely drapey lovey, but on reading the instructions I found it called for fingering weight yarn and a gauge of 29 st/4 inches.

No problem. The diagrams and instructions are excellent (I do love Purl Soho!) so lowering the gauge was an easy fix.

I used superwash wool yarn, anchored by Red Heart Chic Sheep with my scrap collection of Ewe So Worsted. Beginning with a cast on of 80 stitches on size 8 needles gave me a finished afghan of 26″ square.

We’ll soon be installing a car seat and this will be snuggled in waiting for our little boy. Just ten weeks left to wait!

7 thoughts on “Easy Puzzle Blanket | Worsted Weight Version”

  • Love the blanket. I know you are anxious for the bundle of joy to put in it. I know the entire family is so looking forward to the addition to your family.

  • You did a great job on your Easy Puzzle Blanket! Your new baby will love it!!
    Question–I want to make this blanket for my nephew and his wife who are expecting a boy in May 2020. Like you, I want to use a worsted weight yarn, instead of a fingering weight yarn. I see that you modified the cast on number of stitches from 150 to 80. Do you have any other notes or suggestions of how to modify this pattern? For example, when you you knit the 1st triangle of this blanket, do you still change colors at the “inch intervals” given on the pattern?

    Any advice that you could give me about how you modified your blanket to fit with worsted weight yarn would be greatly appreciated;)

    • I didn’t follow the color changes- only the decrease instructions. I just used up yarn as it was available! Let me know if you have more questions. Good luck!

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