The name for the Third Street Blanket is inspired by a map of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City...my hometown. The Third Street 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 13 circular knitting needles. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIX SIZES: XXL: 54.5" wide x 60.5" long XL: 50" wide x 50.5" long Large: 41.75" wide x 50.5" long Medium: : 38.25" wide x 38.75" long Small (Crib/Lap): 34.5" wide x 34" long Baby: 28.25" wide x 28" 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. SUPER BULKY YARN: XXL: 1350 - 1420 yards XL: 1040 - 1100 yards Large: 860 - 900 yards Medium: 610 - 650 yards Small (Crib/Lap): 490 - 520 yards Baby: 325 - 350 yards This pattern will work well with many super bulky weight yarns. I like Lion Brand Thick & Quick Solids or Lion Brand Hometown USA. You may also experiment with knitting two strands of bulky or worsted weight yarn together...remember you will need about twice as much yardage! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on stitches Knit & purl confidently Read a row by row knitting pattern Cast off stitches Weave in ends GAUGE 9 sts & 13 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch This pattern uses standard U.S. knitting terms. Written pattern with row by row instructions. MORE ABOUT THIS PATTERN: Read more about this pattern on my blog: http://bit.ly/ThirdStreetBlanket SEE ALL MY PATTERNS ON CRAFTSY: https://www.craftsy.com/profile/fifty-four-ten-studio BLUE BLANKET SHOWN MADE WITH: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in color 'Glacier'