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Point Reyes Knitted Blanket Pattern

This Point Reyes Blanket Knitting Pattern is an easy knit and purl design for experienced beginners. This blanket pattern is reversible with a modern parallelogram texture. Select among seven blanket sizes and enjoy knitting up your new home decor today.

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Parallelogram Blanket in coral colored yarn displayed on wooden ladder.
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Knitted Blanket Construction

My inspiration for this angular design is Point Reyes, a favorite prominent cape destination located up the California coastal highway from my knitting studio!

  • Blanket Texture Design: The Parallelogram knit stitch from my Knit Stitch Pattern Book has been modified into a bold and larger motif for this blanket pattern. The stockinette and reverse stockinette shapes have opposite sides both parallel and equal in length, creating a beautiful symmetry. As a result, the diagonals of the parallelogram bisect each other with congruent triangle shapes. Depending on your perspective, you can see intersecting chevron shapes emerge, as well!
  • Blanket Border: The Seed Stitch borders all four sides of the blanket pattern.
  • 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 parallelogram texture is visible and looks great on both the right and wrong sides of your work.
  • Row Repeats: The texture is created with 28-row repeat is a simple combination of knits and purls. Although the knitting techniques are simple, you must pay attention to the pattern row-by-row to create the correct texture.
Point Reyes Blanket designed by Studio Knit in grey colored yarn displayed on ladder.

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Local Inspiration at Point Reyes

Point Reyes: (Spanish: Punto de los Reyes, meaning “Point of the Kings”)

The breathtaking angular cliffs of Point Reyes have inspired this blanket design. The graphic parallelogram shapes mimic a crown design and the jagged terrain of this coastal destination.

The remoted lagoons in the towns of Point Reyes have made it the perfect secret harbor. It is located about an hour’s drive north of my Studio Knit location along the Marin County coast. My family loves hiking along the trails overlooking the expanse of Ten Mile Beach while enjoying views of its picturesque lighthouse and soaring sea birds.

Knitted blanket in parallelogram stitch draped on leather couch.

Blanket Sizes and Yarn Amount

Knitting Gauge in Seed Stitch Pattern
4″ x 4″ (10 x 10 cm) = 12 stitches x 19 rows

Row 1: * K1, P1 *
Row 2: * P1, K1 *

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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.

20” x 22” Baby Stroller Blanket
Cast On 60 Stitches
104 Rows, 3 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 250 yds / 229 m (2 skeins of Cascade 128)

28” x 28” Baby Blanket
Cast On 84 Stitches
132 Rows, 4 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 420 yds / 384 m (4 skeins of Cascade 128)

36” x 40” Receiving Blanket
Cast On 108 Stitches
188 Rows, 6 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 770 yds / 704 m (6 skeins of Cascade 128)

36” x 46” Lapghan Blanket – My pictured sample size
Cast On 108 Stitches
216 Rows, 7 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 880 yds / 805 m (7 skeins of Cascade 128)

44” x 58” Blanket Throw
Cast On 132 Stitches
272 Rows, 9 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 1,370 yds / 1,253 m (11 skeins of Cascade 128)

68” x 88” Twin Bedspread
Cast On 204 Stitches
412 Rows, 14 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 3,200 yds / 2,926 m (25 skeins of Cascade 128)

92” x 94” Queen Bedspread
Cast On 276 Stitches
Knit 440 Rows, 15 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 4,600 yds / 4,200 m (36 skeins of Cascade 128)

Point Reyes Blanket in parallelogram stitch designed by Studio Knit in grey and peach colored yarn displayed on ladder.

Knitting Supplies

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Knitting Needles

Knitting Tools

Knitting supplies of circular knitting needles, scissors, a tapestry needle, and Cascade 128 yarn in peach and grey colors.

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.

If you’d like to knit your blanket in the exact same yarn, please see all local and online buying options for Cascade 128 on 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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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 knitted stitches to begin seed stitch border for Point Reyes Blanket.

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Step 2: Bottom Border

Begin knitting the bottom border with 10 Rows in Seed Stitch.

When knitting flat on a long circular needle for your project’s length, begin by holding the “empty” needle in your dominant hand (right for right-handers, left for left-handers) while knitting from the needle with the yarn tail in your non-dominant hand.

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: * K1, P1 *

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: * P1, K1 *

Parallelogram Blanket texture in grey colored yarn with seed stitch border.

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Step 3: Blanket Body

Knit the Parallelogram Stitch.

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

To best keep track of your stitches, it is recommended to place markers. I simply use a little scrap yarn and place them between the stitch repeats. Doing so allows me to easily keep track of my stitches while knitting row-by-row.

Adding yarn stitch markers to knitted blanket.
  1. Row 1 (Right Side): (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K1, P11, K11, P1 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K2, P10, K10, P2 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  3. Row 3: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K3, P9, K9, P3 * (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  4. Row 4: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K4, P8, K8, P4 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  5. Row 5: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K5, P7, K7, P5 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  6. Row 6: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K6, P6 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  7. Row 7: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K7, P5, K5, P7 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  8. Row 8: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K8, P4, K4, P8 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  9. Row 9: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K9, P3, K3, P9 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  10. Row 10: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K10, P2, K2, P10 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  11. Row 11: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K11, P1, K1, P11 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  12. Row 12: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K12, P12 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  13. Row 13: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K12, P12 *, K12, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  14. Row 14: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K12, P12 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  15. Row 15: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * P1, K11, P11, K1 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  16. Row 16: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P2, K10, P10, K2 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  17. Row 17: (* K1, P1 * 3 times) * P3, K9, P9, K3 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  18. Row 18: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P4, K8, P8, K4 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  19. Row 19: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * P5, K7, P7, K5 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  20. Row 20: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P6, K6 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  21. Row 21: (* K1, P1 * 3 times) * P7, K5, P5, K7 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  22. Row 22: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P8, K4, P4, K8 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  23. Row 23: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * P9, K3, P3, K9 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  24. Row 24: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P10, K2, P2, K10 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  25. Row 25: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * P11, K1, P1, K11 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  26. Row 26: (* P1, K1 * 3 times) * P12, K12 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  27. Row 27: (* K1, P1 * 3 times) * P12, K12 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  28. Row 28: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P12, K12 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)

Repeat Rows 1 – 28 of the Parallelogram Stitch until your blanket is the length you desire. See the number of pattern repeats required in the above Blanket Sizes section.

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Step 4: Top Border

Complete your blanket by knitting the top border with 10 Rows in Seed Stitch.

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: * K1, P1 *

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: * P1, K1 *

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Step 5: Cast Off and Finish

  • Cast Off all stitches;
  • Weave in your yarn ends;
  • Wet-Blocking Recommended: You may wish to block your work for the best results.

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Printable Knitting Instructions

Point Reyes Blanket designed by Studio Knit in grey colored yarn displayed on ladder.

Printable Knitting Pattern for Lapghan Blanket

Yield: Point Reyes 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 Point Reyes Blanket in Parallelogram Stitch is an easy knit and purl design great for beginners. This blanket pattern is reversible with a modern, graphic texture.

Materials

  • Yarn - Bulky Weight #5 in any fiber or color of your choice.
  • Amount 880 yds / 805 m
  • My sample was knit in Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool in color Georgia Peach #315.
  • Lapghan Size (36" x 46") required 7 skeins 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 Throw Size (36" x 46") Blanket. For other blanket sizes, please see the yarn amount and pattern specifics in the above post.

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Step 1: Cast On

Cast 108 stitches onto your needle with the long-tail method.
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Step 2: Bottom Border in Seed Stitch

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: * K1, P1 *

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: * P1, K1 *

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Step 3: Blanket Body in Parallelogram Stitch

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K1, P11, K11, P1 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K2, P10, K10, P2 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  3. Row 3: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K3, P9, K9, P3 * (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  4. Row 4: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K4, P8, K8, P4 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  5. Row 5: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K5, P7, K7, P5 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  6. Row 6: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K6, P6 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  7. Row 7: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K7, P5, K5, P7 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  8. Row 8: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K8, P4, K4, P8 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  9. Row 9: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K9, P3, K3, P9 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  10. Row 10: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K10, P2, K2, P10 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  11. Row 11: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K11, P1, K1, P11 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  12. Row 12: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K12, P12 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  13. Row 13: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * K12, P12 *, K12, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  14. Row 14: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * K12, P12 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  15. Row 15: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * P1, K11, P11, K1 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  16. Row 16: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P2, K10, P10, K2 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  17. Row 17: (* K1, P1 * 3 times) * P3, K9, P9, K3 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  18. Row 18: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P4, K8, P8, K4 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  19. Row 19: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * P5, K7, P7, K5 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  20. Row 20: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P6, K6 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  21. Row 21: (* K1, P1 * 3 times) * P7, K5, P5, K7 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  22. Row 22: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P8, K4, P4, K8 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  23. Row 23: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * P9, K3, P3, K9 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  24. Row 24: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P10, K2, P2, K10 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  25. Row 25: (* K1, P1 * 3 times), * P11, K1, P1, K11 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  26. Row 26: (* P1, K1 * 3 times) * P12, K12 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)
  27. Row 27: (* K1, P1 * 3 times) * P12, K12 *, (* K1, P1 * 3 times)
  28. Row 28: (* P1, K1 * 3 times), * P12, K12 *, (* P1, K1 * 3 times)

Knit 7 Pattern Repeats of Rows 1 – 28 of the Parallelogram Stitch for the Lapghan Throw size.

196 Rows Parallelogram + 20 Rows Garter Borders = 216 Rows total.

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Step 4: Top Border in Seed Stitch

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: * K1, P1 *

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: * P1, K1 *

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Step 5: Cast Off

Cast Off all stitches

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Weave In Ends

Wet-Blocking Recommended: You may wish to block your work for best results.

Knitting pattern chart of the parallelogram stitch Point Reyes Blanket by Studio Knit.

Notes

Gauge: 12 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches in Seed Stitch Pattern
Rows 1 & 2: * K2, P2 *
Rows 3 & 4: * P2, K2 *

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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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