I decided I wanted a really thick, squishy blanket and after looking around, I could not find what I wanted, so I decided to write a pattern and I wanted to share it with you.
Maine Squeeze: (I had lots of help from friends and family to come up with the perfect name)Maine (because that is where I live) Squeeze (this is very squeezable) is a very thick throw that measures 48" by 58" and knit using two strands of yarn at once.
1820 yards bulky weight (holding two strands at a time)
I used Buttercream Luxe Alpaca Solids 14 balls
This yarn is a dream. It is an Alpaca blend, so it feels and looks like alpaca but it can be washed in the washing machine and is affordable.
Any other bulky weight yarn will do.
Gauge and Needles
9 stitches equals 4" doubling yarn using size 13 US needles
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
repeat these two rows
Slip next three stitches onto cable needle, wrap yarn around stitches six times counterclockwise, K3 from cable needle
With size 13(US) needles holding two strands of yarn together, CO 93 stitches
K4, PM, (these are your 4 side border stitches, they will always be knit) K 85, PM, K4 (other side border stitches, you will always knit these 4 stitches)-total 93 stitches
K 4 rows- top border
Next Row, stockinette stitch for 8 rows (make sure to always knit 4 border side stitches, even on Ws row) ending on WS row
Start cluster stitch pattern- clusters are always made on RS
Next row (cluster stitch row1) *K5, make cluster, repeat from* to last 5 stitches, K5
Next row (WS) stockinette stitch for 9 rows
Next row (cluster stitch row 2) *K1, make cluster, K4, rep from * to last 5 stitches, K1 make cluster, K1
Next row Stockinette stitch for 9 rows
Repeat cluster stitch pattern until blanket measures about 54" ending with a cluster stitch row (it doesn't matter if it is row 1 or row 2)
Next row (WS) work in stockinette stitch for 8 rows
Next row (RS)K 4 rows for bottom border, BO weave in ends with darning needle.
Please email me with any questions you have. Enjoy!