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Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When ...

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Zagaround Blanket

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Zagaround Blanket
Zagaround Blanket
Zagaround Blanket
Zagaround Blanket
Zagaround Blanket
Zagaround Blanket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • follow basic knit/purl stitch pattern
  • basic increasing
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

This square blankie is worked unconventionally from the center out. You'll love seeing it grow so quickly, and this method allows you to make it smaller or larger with no adjustments to the stitch pattern just keep working until you're ready to bind off. The chevron texture looks identical on both sides and is created simply with knits and purls zig-zagging around & around.


16 sts and 22 rows per 4 inches in Zag Zincrease Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28" square


  • 800 yards worsted/aran weight yarn
  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) 24" circular needles and set of DPNs

Suggested yarn:

800 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan All Seasons Cotton



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