Lovey Blanket

September 05, 2020

We are blanket lovers around here. We've got throws in every room, on nearly every chair, certainly every car, and an especially cuddly one in the stroller. This blanket is my new favorite. What can be prettier than squishy garter stitch and lovely eyelets? It's just simply the best blankie ever. This perfectly easy pattern can be knit in any size, any gauge, and with any yarn, making it ideal as a scrappy project, just let your imagination and your stash be your guide. 

Read through the quickie pattern first to understand the simple construction. If you are using scraps, you may want to weight it and divide your stash in half before you begin. The blanket is square, begins at one corner and is worked diagonally. Please note you'll need more yardage than you think as garter stitch is dense and gobbles up yarn. Maybe that's a good thing if you're trying to reduce your stash!

The pattern calls for a specific yarn and gauge, but the pattern will work for any yarn. While gauge does not matter, you'll want to choose needles that will create a fairly firm fabric with a compact gauge that is not too loose. Thinner yarn will require more stitches and rows, thicker yarn will require less. My 55” square blanket used 820 yards of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky.

Diagonal Comfort Blanket is free from Lion Yarn.

Find it here on Ravelry, or here on the Lion Yarn site.

My Ravelry project page here.


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  1. Hi Kristen,
    This is my go to blanket whether it's for babies, teenagers or a throw for a cool evening on a couch or favourite chair. It's a great beginner blanket.
    Your blanket looks so cozy with your grandson. I knit this blanket in red at my Mother In Law's bedside.

    1. I was surprised to find out how many people have this as their go-to blanket. I’m glad to see I’m not alone in wanting plain and simple! I’m knitting another one with some stash I never knew what to do with. Half will be white, and the other half black. Hope all is well with you.

      xo Kristen

  2. I've made several of these. It's great for leftovers and provides mindless TV knitting.

    1. I’m a little late to the game! Seems to be everyone’s favorite blanket, and now mine. Kristen

  3. What a great pattern! I finished one in pink back in July as a baby gift. Simple and lovely.

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