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Mather Blanket


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BACKGROUND The bold colors and chevron pattern of the Mather Blanket are inspired by the majestic landscapes of America's national parks. The blanket is named for Stephen T. Mather, the first superintendent of the U.S. National Park Service, for whom many park landmarks are named, among them Mather Point in Grand Canyon NP, Camp Mather in Yosemite NP, Mather Pass in Kings Canyon NP, and Mount Mather in Denali NP. Bronze "Mather Plaques" can be found in many of the parks, upon which are the words: "There will never come an end to the good that he has done." PATTERN DETAILS The blanket is knit entirely in garter stitch with an easy-to-memorize chevron stripe pattern. SKILLS: Pattern includes instructions for make one left increase, make one right increase, centered double decrease, and cable cast on techniques. GAUGE: 16 stitches & 22 rows = 4" square FINISHED SIZE: approx. 45 x 60" SUGGESTED YARN: worsted / aran weight (sample knit in Lion Brand Heartland)

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