Broken Garter Blanket in Akari

Broken Garter Blanket in Akari

Remember the super cozy Noro Ito Broken Garter Blankets we brought you last winter? We loved the pattern so much we've updated it using scrumptious Noro Akari

The Akari versions of our classic (and super easy to knit!) blanket shows off two gorgeous spectrums of Noro color that are evocative of dazzling golden sunsets and cool ocean waters - we think you're going to love them! 

Akari is a silky soft departure from the rustic Noro you might be accustomed to. This worsted weight yarn blends luscious silk and plush cotton with just a touch of wool, mohair, and viscose for structure, making it perfect for a cozy blanket that's not *too* warm! 

Each massive, 200g / 524yd skein is spun with the traditional Noro striping pattern but Akari's stripes are gentle and primarily tonal, keeping within one color family. For our blankets, we chose 2 colorways that were close on the color wheel to get lots of beautiful tones but with a more uniform look.
Akari's drape is fantastic! This versatile style will look stunning draped over the back of your sofa or folded across the foot of your bed. The cozy softness is perfect for cuddle-up closeness on movie night or to drape around your shoulders with morning coffee. 

Noro Akari is available in all shops! Our finished blankets are approximately 44" x 60".

To make your own Broken Garter Blanket, you'll need:

US 8 40" circular needles

4 skeins of Noro Akari (2 skeins in each color)

  • Sunset version: 2 Tottori Dunes + 2 Takizawa.
  • Ocean version: 2 Hitachi Park + 2 Amur Adonis



SIZE                One Size, 45 inches wide by 44 inches long.

YARN              Noro Akari 2 balls each of 2 colors

NEEDLES       40-inch US 8 circular needles.

GAUGE           3.75 sts = 1 inch in garter st; note that gauge is not critical for this pattern.


With color A, CO 170 sts. 

We recommend placing a marker after every 10th stitch. It will be much easier to switch back and forth between knitting and  purling.

 Rows 1 and 2: With yarn A, *k10, p10; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.

 Rows 3 and 4: With yarn B, *k10, p10; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.

 Repeat rows 1-4 until work measures 44 inches.

BO in pattern. Weave in ends.