Outstanding in the Field blanket

from By Hand, With Heart

Outstanding in the Field blanket Pattern


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Knitting: Outstanding in the Field blanket
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • intarsia knitting
  • knitting in the round
  • lace knitting

Pattern Description:

The original of this blanket was knit many years ago for a friend; she had a "thing" for cows, so I did a Holstein in the middle of the field. Because I"m SUCH a knitting/wool fanatic, I decided to remake this pattern with a large, fluffy sheep.

Cute, huh?

The blanket is started with the intarsia-knitted center. Sts are then picked up all round, joined and knit in the round until the final lace (picket-fence) ! This is a great, multi-technique design which is not only a fun exercise but also a unique throw or baby blanket.

Directions are included for an optional fabric backing to cover (and protect) the intarsia panel.

Directions for the intarsia portion are charted; the directions for the lace sections are charted and written.


17.5 sts x 24rws = 4" over stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 44" x 34"


  • 375 yards of DK superwash merino in green
  • 490 yards of DK superwash merino in natural
  • about 100 yards of DK superwash merino in black
  • US #5 circs (24" or longer)
  • stitch markers

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on craftsy.com

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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