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Introducing the Catalina Eddy Blanket

A close-up image of the Catalina Eddy Blanket draped across the arm and seat of a wing-back chair

The Catalina Eddy Blanket is the companion piece to my recent post on how to knit a blanket using any stitch pattern. I designed this blanket using the techniques I outlined in that post (and if you look carefully at the swatch pictures, you’ll see a familiar stitch motif). Now the blanket itself is available to you in five sizes!

Read on for more information about where to find the pattern for the Catalina Eddy Blanket, the materials you’ll need, and more.

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Here’s where you’ll find the Catalina Eddy Blanket on Payhip.

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Here’s where you’ll find the Catalina Eddy Blanket on Etsy.

Ravelry

Here’s where you’ll find the Catalina Eddy Blanket on Ravelry.

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About the Catalina Eddy Blanket

The Catalina eddy is a weather phenomenon that occurs along the southern part of California’s coast from Point Conception down to San Diego. It happens most frequently during the months of April to June, when swirling wind patterns create a vortex that leads to a buildup of thick layers of clouds along the coastline. A particularly strong event can extend the clouds inward all the way to the Mojave Desert. These clouds, known locally as “June Gloom,” usually burn off by the afternoon and return again after sunset.

The swirling stitches of this blanket remind me of the air patterns that are part of this weather event, while the fluffiness of the yarn reminds me of clouds. As a bonus, this cozy blanket is perfect for keeping warm on those chilly mornings before the marine layer burns off.

The Catalina Eddy Blanket features a soothing repeat pattern of slipped stitches, purls, and coin lace. It settles into an easy rhythm as you work, so you can relax and enjoy every part of the process. You also get the benefit of a project you can use while you work: as it grows, it’ll keep you warm while you stitch.

Easy Shopping List

In case you want to knit this blanket using the exact materials I did, here is a shopping list with easy links for you. Some of these are affiliate links, which means if you choose to buy something through those links, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I will always identify affiliate links for you. Thanks for supporting my work!

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash (affiliate link)

Addi US 10.5 circular needles with 32-inch cable (affiliate link)

Stitch markers (budget option) (affiliate link)

Stitch markers (fancy option)

A photo of the folded Catalina Eddy Blanket on the seat of a wing-back chair

Catalina Eddy Blanket Details and Specs

Here are all the nitty gritty details about the Catalina Eddy Blanket, including its dimensions, yardage, etc.

SIZES

Baby: 36” (91.5 cm) x 54” (137 cm)
Throw: 52” (132 cm) x 60” (152.5 cm)
Twin: 59” (150 cm) x 85” (216 cm)
Full/Queen: 80”(203 cm) x 90” (228.5 cm)
King: 96”(244 cm) x 90 (228.5 cm)

MATERIALS

Worsted weight yarn held double, 1580 (2540, 4100, 5900, 7000) yds / 1445 (2323, 3749, 5394, 6400) m

Sample shown knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Worsted, 110 yds (100.5 m) per 1.76 oz (50 g)

GAUGE

4” (10 cm) square = 14 stitches and 20 rows in pattern

NEEDLES

One set of 32” (80 cm) circular needles in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 10.5 (6.5 mm)

TOOLS

Optional stitch markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SKILL LEVEL

Adventurous beginner to intermediate
Techniques: slipped stitches

If You Like the Catalina Eddy Blanket, You’ll Also Like…

The Plenitude Shawl, which features similar columns of texture and seed stitch.

The Anacapa Scarf, which features slightly more complex cables that can help you grow as a cable knitter and strengthen your skills.

The Madeleine Hat DK, with simple cables and textured panels to complement your blanket.

A zoomed out image of the Catalina Eddy Blanket draped across the side and seat of a wing-back chair. Also in the image are an antique table, a glass-shaded lamp, and antique prints on the wall.

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