Ash Bark Blanket Purl Soho Ash Bark Blanket 2 Purl Soho Ash Bark Blanket 3 Purl Soho Ash Bark Blanket 4 Purl Soho Ash Bark Blanket 5
Ash Bark Blanket Purl Soho Ash Bark Blanket 2Purl Soho Ash Bark Blanket 3Purl Soho Ash Bark Blanket 4Purl Soho Ash Bark Blanket 5

Ash Bark Blanket

Like rich, textured bark wrapped around a tree, the Ash Bark Blanket is a softer, gentler covering, designed to comfort and protect. A young ash tree starts with a smooth bark that develops its characteristic diamond-patterned surface with age. Although not super speedy, fortunately, knitting is a lot faster than tree-growing! With a combination of cables and passed stitches, in just a few rows, you’ll see the forest through the trees, as this distinctive texture emerges against a reverse stockinette background.

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Technical Detail

Purl Soho provide both written and charted directions for the beautiful Ash Bark Blanket pattern, so pick the path for you and knit away!

Suggested Needles

US 3 (3.25 mm), 32- or 40-inch circular needles

US 1 (2.25 mm), 32- or 40-inch circular needles



Choosing Your Yarn

Purl Soho's supple, unmercerized Cotton Pure On A Cone guarantees that you can knit this entire blanket without having to wind skeins or weave in ends. This organically grown cotton comes in almost two dozen colors, so while your blanket may be a tribute to the gray bark of a tree, your Ash Bark Blanket can be the color of the leaves or a flower growing nearby!


Crib (Throw)

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 28½ (40) inches wide x 35½ (52¼) inches long

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