Here is the pattern for my version:
- Main Color: 1 cone Peaches & Creme yarn in "faded denim"
- Stripe Color: 150 yards of Peaches & Creme cotton yarn in "chocolate,"
- Tie Color: 35 yards of a contrasting color for the ties. (I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Charcoal, since it wasn't available in Peaches & Creme cotton)
- US size 11 circular needle in at least a 32" length. I used Knit Picks Harmony needles.
- Yarn Needle to weave in ends
- Size H crochet hook
- Round 1: Cast on 5 stitches using 2 strands of the main color.
- Round 2: Knit around using magic loop method (see Knit Picks tutorial). Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round.
- Round 3: (m1, k1) x 5 around to marker [10 stitches].
- Round 4: knit
- Round 5: (yo, k1) x 10 around to marker. [20 stitches].
- Round 6: knit
- Round 7: (yo, k2) x 10 [30 stitches]
- Round 8: knit
- Round 9: (yo, k3) x 10 [40 stitches]
- Round 10: knit
- Round 11: (yo, k4) x 10 [50 stitches]
- Rounds 47: Change to contrasting stripe color leaving at least 8" tails, and knit around.
- Round 48: (yo, k23) x 10 [240 stitches]
- Round 49: knit
- Rounds 50: Change back to main color. (yo, k24) x 10 [250 stitches]
- Round 51: knit
- Round 52 - Eyelet round: yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) x 12 [260 stitches]
- Round 53: knit
- Round 54: Change to contrasting stripe color. (yo, k26) x 10 [270 stitches]
- Round 55: knit
- Round 56: (yo, k27) x 10 [280 stitches]
- Round 57: Change to main color, knit around.
- Round 58: Purl
- Round 59: (yo, k28) x 10 [290 stitches]
- Round 60: Purl
- Round 61: Bind off in Knit
With 2 strands of contrasting tie color and crochet hook, chain a lenth of cord that is the circumference of your blankie at the point of the eyelet row plus 12." Do not cut your yarn yet! Using the beginning end of the cord, weave it in and out of the eyelet holes. Be careful not to twist the cord as you work, and keep a nice even tension, so that it doesn't gather up the blankie (too tight) or look too loopy (too loose). Leave about a 6" tail of cord at the end. Chain more cord or unravel some to adjust length to 6" on working end. Cut yarn, weave in ends, and tie a bow.
I generally don't block my cotton blankies, but you are welcome to if yours needs it.