The name for the "Over the Rooftops" blanket knitting pattern is inspired by the words in “Step in Time”…a song from one of my favorite movies Mary Poppins. The "Over the Rooftops" blanket is knit with super bulky weight yarn so it is quick to knit on big needles. Knit flat, in one piece, back and forth on US size 15 circular knitting needles. This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms. Written pattern with row by row instructions. DIRECTIONS FOR FIVE SIZES: Approximate sizes after blocking… XL: 57” wide x 60” long Large: 48.75” wide x 48.75” long Medium: 43” wide x 45” long Small (Crib/Lap): 37.25” wide x 40” long Baby: 31.25” wide x 35” long Any of the blanket sizes may be made longer by adding pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about 1.25” to the length of the blanket. Pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make blankets longer. SKILL LEVEL: Easy You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl confidently, read a row by row knitting pattern, bind off stitches and weave in ends. For best results…blocking of finished blanket is highly recommended. See my blog post for tips on blocking as well as before and after photos. http://fiftyfourtenstudio.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-chunky-blanket-knitting-pattern.html SUPER BULKY YARN: XL: 1400 - 1500 yards Large: 1000 - 1100 yards Medium: 720 - 780 yards Small (Crib/Lap): 625 - 675 yards Baby: 425 - 450 yards Be sure to buy additional yarn if you plan to add length to your blanket. This pattern will work well with many super bulky weight yarns. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in the color “Dallas Grey” for the blanket shown in the photos. The pattern will also work well with Lion Brand Thick & Quick Solids or Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (Michael’s Craft Store)…as well as other similar yarns. You may also experiment with knitting two strands of bulky or worsted weight yarn together…remember you will need about twice as much yardage! The texture of the pattern will show up best with solid color yarn. GAUGE: Stockinette stitch with US size 15 needles: approximately 8 stitches & 12 rows = 4” CIRCULAR NEEDLES: In order to accommodate the large number of stitches, long circular needles are highly recommended. I use circular knitting needles 38” in length for larger blankets. For a crib or baby blanket, circular needles in a shorter length could be used.