The Catalina Eddy Blanket

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.

The Catalina eddy is a weather phenomenon along the southern part of California’s coast. The swirling stitches of this blanket represent the air patterns that are part of this weather event.

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.


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)

Worsted weight yarn held double, 1580 (2540, 4100, 5900, 7000) yds / 1445 (2323, 3749, 5394, 6400) m. I knit the sample in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Worsted. You'll also need one set of 32” (80 cm) circular needles (suggested needle size: US 10.5/6.5 mm), optional stitch markers between pattern repeats, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.


This pattern is for adventurous beginners to intermediate knitters. The stitch pattern uses slipped stitches and coin lace.

Learn more about the Catalina Eddy blanket on my blog. Plus, find helpful tips and tricks to improve your knitting, patterns, tutorials, and more.