A dream in rings of lace, the Twinkle Cover will satisfy your knitting urge to make something both challenging and beautiful. Exquisitely detailed lace reminds us of twinkling light patterns and the unique beauty in snowflakes. This blanket will be one you cherish for every winter to come.
Twinkle Cover Designed by Rachel Brockman
SIZES One Size
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Diameter: 82”
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/180 yds) • 353 Donahue – 9 skeins Needles: US Size 8 (5 mm) set of DPNs, 24”, & 40” circ or longer or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers
GAUGE 16 sts x 23 rows = 4” in Zig Zag Lace or Diamond Lace Save time check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This pattern utilizes Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi Construction, in which rings of lace are worked between shaping rounds. In each shaping round the stitch count is doubled. This piece is worked in the round from the center-out. When working increases, change to longer circular needles as there becomes too many stitches to fit comfortably on smaller needles.
Blocking this blanket takes time and care – we highly recommend utilizing blocking wires. Ample stretch is required to fully relax the fabric. In this instance, we recommend steam-blocking to “kill” the acrylic. Note that when introducing heat to acrylic, the blocking is permanent as acrylic does not have “memory” and will not revert to its unblocked shape. When blocking acrylic yarn with heat, never directly touch the fabric with an iron or steamer.