Hello friends! This Rainbow Blanket turned out SO colorful and fun to make plus has a unique texture/stitch. I hope you enjoy creating one for yourself!
I wanted to create a new knitted blanket, but needed to be a simple quick knit yet had some kind of texture to it. With my previous Garter Stitch Blanket, I had used an easy stitch. I really was in the mood to try something new and not the same old stitches again. But it had to be easy mindless knitting, not needing a pattern on hand all the time.
So, I ended up making my own pattern/stitch. And I love how this Rainbow Knit Blanket Pattern turned out!
Rainbow Blanket Pattern Video
See how to create easy texture using the Slant Stitch by clicking the video box below or To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE
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SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
My Rainbow Blanket Pattern uses 12 different colors of yarn (photographed above are only 8 skeins- the purples and oranges are not seen): I used a mix of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarns and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarns
I used ONE skein each of these Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn colors: Minneapolis Purple, Detroit Blue, Oklahoma green, Syracuse Orange, Las Vegas Gold (or Pittsburgh yellow perhaps) Atlanta Apricot, and Honolulu Pink.
I used TWO skeins each (double strand knitting- I’ll explain more below) of these Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn colors: Pink | Silver Blue | Dusty Green | Purple | Honey |
The main reason I mixed and matched these yarns – I had a few of each in my stash which I wanted to use up. But also, I was unable to find all the gradients of colors I wanted in just one brand of yarn. You can use just 5 colors or all 12, whatever you are able to find!
Rainbow Blanket TUTORIAL:
This Rainbow Blanket uses 12 different colors of yarn: 2 pinks, 2 yellows, 2 oranges, 2 greens, 2 blues, and 2 purple shades. All of the exact yarn colors I used are listed above in the supplies. But keep in mind that you can modify this to suit your style and the yarns you want to use. you can use only Lion Brand Hometown USA yarns or only Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarns.
To achieve the same gauge with two different yarns: whenever using the thinner Vanna’s Choice yarn through out the blanket I doubled up the yarn. Hold two strands of yarn from two different skeins together as one. This is a great way to use up your stash!
I love the easy texture the Slant Stitch creates in the blanket.
If you wish to knit this blanket using just one yarn, I would recommend the Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn. These colors would look nice: Minneapolis Purple, Detroit Blue, Oklahoma green, Syracuse Orange, Las Vegas Gold (or Pittsburgh yellow perhaps ) and Honolulu Pink. You will probably need 2 skeins of each color (for a total of 12 skeins) and you might have some spare yarn left over.
This blanket made me smile the whole time I was knitting it. Every time I opened a new skein of yarn, it was like opening a gift. Now that my Rainbow Blanket is done, I kinda miss its companionship, but my daughters are so THRILLED to have it. Oh my gosh, their smiles will stay in my memory forever.
- If you were to make this blanket using different colors of just Vanna’s choice yarn, you would probably need just 2 skeins of each color to make the entire 60-inch length. I have plenty of this yarn leftover from this blanket, which I will be reusing, of course, to make a scarf I think (but who knows?)
- While knitting with the Vanna’s Choice Yarn, hold two strands of yarn (from two skeins) together as one while knitting. With the Hometown yarn, there is no need to double up the yarn, it is naturally bulky. So use only a single strand of yarn.
- If you haven’t tried amazon.com for your yarn purchases- I highly recommend it! I found most of the Lion Brand yarns reasonably priced there and they often have sales/deals. If you are an Amazon Prime member, even better! With free Prime shipping, I’ve had a skein of yarn shipped to my doorstep for under $3.50. No driving in the winter with a preschooler looking for yarn anymore 😉
Printable Rainbow Blanket pdf
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