The Game Time blanket (and scarf!) is knit with super bulky weight yarn so it is quick to knit on big needles. This chunky knitting design is based on an easy to remember four row repeat pattern that produces lots of texture…and it’s reversible! The Game Time knitting pattern is very easy to knit while watching a game on television…or make a blanket or scarf to keep warm at the game! DIRECTIONS FOR SCARF + SIX BLANKET SIZES: Approximate sizes after blocking… Scarf: 8.5” wide x 64” long Baby Blanket: 30.5” wide x 33” long Small Blanket: 36” wide x 40” long Medium Throw: 41” wide x 45” long Large Throw: 44” wide x 49” long XL Afghan: 47.5” wide x 54.5” long XXL Afghan: 51.5” wide x 57” long Any of the sizes may be made longer by adding pattern repeats. Each pattern repeat adds about 1” - 1.25” to the length. Pattern includes estimates for additional yardage needed to make each size longer. SUPER BULKY YARN: Scarf: 205 - 225 yards Baby Blanket: 440 - 465 yards Small Blanket: 630 - 660 yards Medium Throw: 800 - 850 yards Large Throw: 970 - 1020 yards XL Afghan: 1200 - 1250 yards XXL Afghan: 1350 - 1450 yards The texture of the pattern will show up best with solid color yarns. Be sure to buy additional yarn if you plan to add length to your project. GAUGE: Pattern stitch with US size 15 needles: approximately 8.5 stitches & 13.5 - 14 rows = 4” Exact gauge is not essential. I used US size 15 knitting needles. Choose the needle size that gives the best appearance with your yarn and your knitting tension. Significantly different gauge may require more yarn. NEEDLES: Blankets knit flat, in one piece, back and forth on circular knitting needles in order to accommodate the large number of stitches. Straight knitting needles may be used for making a scarf. 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. Blocking of finished knitting is suggested but not essential. This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms. Written pattern with row by row instructions.