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Moss Landing Blanket Knitting Pattern

My Moss Landing Blanket Knitting Pattern is an easy knit and purl design great for beginners. This blanket pattern is easy to memorize with a four-row repeat that creates a reversible texture. Select among seven blanket sizes and have fun knitting up your new heirloom today.

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Knitted Double Moss Stitch draped on Blanket Ladder in green yarn color with felt flowers on wall.
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Knitted Blanket Construction

My inspiration for this simple, meditative design is Moss Landing, a favorite peaceful destination located down the California coastal highway from my knitting studio!

  • Texture Design: This Double Moss knit stitch pattern is a variation of the Seed and Irish Moss stitches. This texture is also known as the Double Seed, Two Stitch Check, Box Stitch, and Double Irish Moss.
  • Beginner Level: The entire blanket is easily created with a simple combination of knits and purls.
  • Shape: A square/rectangular shape.
  • Bottom Up: The knitted blanket is created from the bottom up knitted flat on a long circular needle.
  • Reversible: This is a reversible pattern, so the double moss texture is visible and looks great on both the right and wrong sides of your work.
  • Easy-to-Memorize: The texture is created with 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a simple combination of knits and purls.
Reversible knitted blanket in double moss stitch pattern with green yarn color.

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Local Inspiration at Moss Landing

The serenity of Moss Landing has inspired my easy blanket design. It is located about an hour drive south from my Studio Knit location along the coast in Monterey Bay. Green sloping mountains lead into the busy whaling and fishing port. At the mouth of Elkhorn Slough, it’s one of California’s largest wetland areas and home to hundreds of species.

My family loves watching the playful otters and loud, barking seals while enjoying fish and chips at Phil’s Fish Market. You know you’ve arrived at Moss Landing once those two giant smoke stacks come into view.


Blanket Sizes and Yarn Amount

Knitting Gauge in Double Moss Pattern
4″ x 4″ = 16 stitches x 20 rows

Rows 1 & 2: * K2, P2 *
Rows 3 & 4: * P2, K2 *

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Select a blanket size to determine the amount of yarn you’ll need, as well as help you know how many stitches to cast on your needle.

18” x 22” Baby Stroller Blanket
Cast On 56 Stitches
110 Rows, 28 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 227 yds / 177g

24” x 36” Baby Blanket
Cast On 76 Stitches
180 Rows, 45 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 503 yds / 393g

36” x 36” Receiving Blanket
Cast On 112 Stitches
180 Rows, 45 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 741 yds / 579g

36” x 48” Lapghan Blanket – My pictured sample size
Cast On 112 Stitches
240 Rows, 60 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 989 yds / 772g

Lapghan sized knitted blanket in green yarn color with Double Moss Stitch.
Moss Landing Blanket in Lapghan Size 36” x 48”

40” x 60” Blanket Throw
Cast On 128 Stitches
300 Rows, 75 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 1,412 yds / 1,103g

70” x 90” Twin Bedspread
Cast On 220 Stitches
450 Rows, 113 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 3,641 yds / 2,845g

90” x 90” Queen Bedspread
Cast On 284 Stitches
Knit 450 Rows, 113 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 4,700 yds / 3,672g


Knitting Supplies

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Knitting Needles

Knitting Tools

Circular knitting needle, yarn, tapestry needle, scissors, and Moss Landing Blanket.

Yarn – Bulky Weight #5
Feel free to use any fiber and colors of your choice. 

When choosing yarn, I wanted the warmth and quality of a natural wool fiber that can be easily washed. As a result, my blanket samples pictured were knit in Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool that I purchased at my favorite local yarn shop (LYS) Imagiknit in San Francisco (yes, they sell online).

If you’d like to knit your blanket in the exact same yarn, please see all local and online buying options for Cascade 128 Ravelry here >

Yarn Weight Substitution

If you would rather knit with worsted weight #4 yarn, you may follow this pattern by knitting double-stranded to achieve the same bulky gauge.

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Knitting Techniques

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Blanket Knitting Instructions

Step 1: Cast On

Cast On the number of stitches for the blanket size you’ve selected (see sizes above).

Casting on knitting stitches onto a circular needle with green yarn.

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Step 2: Bottom Border

Begin knitting the bottom border with 8 Rows in Garter Stitch.

Rows 1 – 8: Knit All

Knitting border of blanket on circular needles in green color yarn.

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Step 3: Blanket Body

Knit the Double Moss Stitch.

This pattern includes 6 stitches of garter stitch on each side.

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  3. Row 3: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6
  4. Row 4: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 of the Double Moss Stitch until your blanket is the length you desire

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Step 4: Top Border

End your blanket by knitting the top border with 8 Rows in Garter Stitch.

Rows 1 – 8: Knit All

Knitting the Moss Landing blanket finishing with border on needles.

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Step 5: Cast Off and Finish

Cast Off all stitches and Weave in your yarn ends.


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Printable Knitting Instructions

Knitted blanket on couch in green yarn color with reversible texture in double moss stitch.

Printable Knitting Pattern for Lapghan Size

Yield: Double Moss Stitch Blanket
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 1 day 6 hours
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

My Moss Landing Blanket Knitting Pattern is an easy knit and purl design great for beginners. This blanket pattern is easy to memorize with a four-row repeat that creates a reversible texture. Lapghan Size (36" x 48")

Materials

  • Yarn - Bulky Weight #5 in any fiber or color of your choice.
  • Amount 989 yds / 772g
  • My sample was knit in Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool.
  • Lapghan Size (36" x 48") required 8 balls of this yarn brand.

Tools

  • Circular Knitting Needle 10 US / 6.0 mm, 36” length
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

This printable pattern is specifically for the Lapghan Size (36" x 48") Blanket. For other blanket sizes, please see yarn amount and pattern specifics in the above post.

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Step 1: Cast On

Cast 112 stitches onto your needle with the long-tail method.
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Step 2: Bottom Border in Garter Stitch

Rows 1 - 8: Knit All

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Step 3: Blanket Body in Double Moss Stitch

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): K6, * K2, P2 *, K6
  3. Row 3: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6
  4. Row 4: K6, * P2, K2 *, K6

Knit 60 Pattern Repeats of Rows 1 – 4 of the Double Moss Stitch (240 rows total) for the Lapghan size.

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Step 4: Top Border in Garter Stitch

Rows 1 - 8: Knit All

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Step 5: Cast Off

Cast Off all stitches

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Weave In Ends

Notes

Gauge: 16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Double Moss Pattern
Rows 1 & 2: * K2, P2 *
Rows 3 & 4: * P2, K2 *

No Blocking Required: You may wish to block your work. However, it actually looks great and is ready-to-use hot off your needles.

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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