Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

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Asymmetry and color blocking complement each other with this bold throw worked in columns. This beginner level project is a fabulous way to play with color combinations. Scroll down for the free pattern, purchase a printer-friendly PDF of the Raising the Bar Blanket pattern, or purchase the kit with all the Color Theory yarn you’ll need!

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

I’ve been super into color blocking lately, and it felt like a no-brainer for a blanket project in Color Theory Yarn with so many options for beautiful color combinations. I took it a step further with this design and broke up the column blocks with uneven random striping that truly brings it all together.

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

I am thoroughly obsessed with the way these colors play together. Tourmaline is a tint of Peacock, and Moonbeam is a tint of Thunder, so they all balance each other out so well. The two lighter colors mixed with the two darker colors makes for such a striking piece with bold contrast and so much visual interest.

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

Some of my favorite pieces to design are those with big impact but very few skills needed. With just simple color changes, this truly beginner level project feels so elevated, and since the yarn is held double it works up in no time!

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

This is a beginner level knitting pattern and the techniques involved are knitting, purling, changing colors, and seaming.

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

MATERIALS

3 skeins each Lion Brand Color Theory in Tourmaline (619-178S) for color A and Peacock (619-148AD) for color B
1 skein each Lion Brand Color Theory in Moonbeam (619-099V) for color C and Thunder (619-150BE) for color D
(worsted, weight 4; 246yds/225m per skein)
Size US 15 (10mm) knitting needles
Tapestry needle

Color Theory Yarn by Two of Wands

Color Theory Yarn by Two of Wands

Color Theory Yarn by Two of Wands

Color Theory Yarn by Two of Wands

GAUGE

11 sts x 14 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette with yarn held double

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

(A) Width: 38”/96.5cm
(B) Length: 44”/112cm

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

ABBREVIATIONS
*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms.

CO – cast on
K – knit
P – purl
Rep – repeat
St(s) – stitch(es)

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

Notes: Blanket is worked in four seamed panels. Two strands of yarn are held together throughout. To do so, pull the inner end of the skein out and hold it together with the outer end.

Panel 1:

With color A, and holding two strands together, CO 26.

Rows 1-7: K.

Row 8 (WS): K 6, P to end of row.

Row 9 (RS): K.

Rows 10-149: Rep rows 8 and 9, changing colors as follows:

            Rows 10-24: Color A.

            Rows 25+26: Color C.

            Rows 27-36: Color A.

            Rows 37+38: Color D.

            Rows 39+40: Color A.

            Rows 41+42: Color D.

            Rows 43-62: Color A.

            Rows 63+64: Color C.

            Rows 65-70: Color A.

            Rows 71+72: Color D.

            Rows 73-76: Color A.

            Rows 77+78: Color C.

            Rows 79+80: Color A.

            Rows 81+82: Color C.

            Rows 83-104: Color A.

            Rows 105+106: Color D.

            Rows 107-112: Color A.

            Rows 113+114: Color C.

            Rows 115-130: Color A.

            Rows 131+132: Color C.

            Rows 133-140: Color A.

            Rows 141+142: Color C.

            Rows 143+144: Color A.

            Rows 145+146: Color D.

            Rows 147-149: Color A.

Rows 150-155: Continuing with color A, K.

Bind off. Secure and weave in all ends.

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

Panel 2:

With color B, and holding two strands together, CO 26.

Rows 1-7: K.

Row 8 (WS): P.

Row 9 (RS): K.

Rows 10-149: Rep rows 8 and 9, changing colors as follows:

            Rows 10-16: Color B.

            Rows 17+18: Color D.

            Rows 19+20: Color B.

            Rows 21+22: Color D.

            Rows 23-42: Color B.

            Rows 43+44: Color D.

            Rows 45-48: Color B.

            Rows 49+50: Color C.

            Rows 51-54: Color B.

            Rows 55+56: Color D.

            Rows 57-74: Color B.

            Rows 75+76: Color D.

            Rows 77+78: Color B.

            Rows 79+80: Color C.

            Rows 81-112: Color B.

            Rows 113+114: Color C.

            Rows 155+116: Color B.

            Rows 117+118: Color C.

            Rows 119-130: Color B.

            Rows 131+132: Color D.

            Rows 133-149: Color B.

Rows 150-155: Continuing with color B, K.

Bind off. Secure and weave in all ends.

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

Panel 3:

With color A, and holding two strands together, CO 26.

Rows 1-7: K.

Row 8 (WS): P.

Row 9 (RS): K.

Rows 10-149: Rep rows 8 and 9, changing colors as follows:

            Rows 10-28: Color A.

            Rows 29+30: Color C.

            Rows 31-34: Color A.

            Rows 35+36: Color C.

            Rows 37-60: Color A.

            Rows 61+62: Color D.

            Rows 63-66: Color A.

            Rows 67+68: Color D.

            Rows 69+70: Color A.

            Rows 71+72: Color D.

            Rows 73-90: Color A.

            Rows 91+92: Color C.

            Rows 93-100: Color A.

            Rows 101+102: Color D.

            Rows 103-106: Color A.

            Rows 107+108: Color C.

            Rows 109+110: Color A.

            Rows 111+112: Color D.

            Rows 113-126: Color A.

            Rows 127+128: Color C.

            Rows 129+130: Color A.

            Rows 131+132: Color C.

            Rows 133-149: Color A.

Rows 150-155: Continuing with color A, K.

Bind off. Secure and weave in all ends.

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands

Panel 4:

With color B, and holding two strands together, CO 26.

Rows 1-7: K.

Row 8 (WS): P to last 6 sts, K 6.

Row 9 (RS): K.

Rows 10-149: Rep rows 8 and 9, changing colors as follows:

            Rows 10-22: Color B.

            Rows 23+24: Color C.

            Rows 25-28: Color B.

            Rows 29+30: Color D.

            Rows 31+32: Color B.

            Rows 33+34: Color D.

            Rows 35+36: Color B.

            Rows 37+38: Color C.

            Rows 39+40: Color B.

            Rows 41+42: Color C.

            Rows 43+44: Color B.

            Rows 45+46: Color C.

            Rows 47+48: Color B.

            Rows 49+50: Color D.

            Rows 51-72: Color B.

            Rows 73+74: Color C.

            Rows 75+76: Color B.

            Rows 77+78: Color D.

            Rows 79-96: Color B.

            Rows 97+98: Color C.

            Rows 99+100: Color B.

            Rows 101+102: Color D.

            Rows 103+104: Color B.

            Rows 105+106: Color C.

            Rows 107+108: Color B.

            Rows 109+110: Color C.

            Rows 111-138: Color B.

            Rows 139+140: Color C.

            Rows 141+142: Color B.

            Rows 143+144: Color C.

            Rows 145-149: Color B.

Rows 150-155: Continuing with color B, K.

Bind off. Secure and weave in all ends.

Construction:

Arrange panels in order – 1, 2, 3, 4 – side by side with cast on edges at the bottom and bind off edges at the top. Seam panels together.

Secure and weave in any remaining ends.

Raising the Bar Blanket Pattern by Two of Wands


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