This is an easy to knit pattern. It is made in 18 triangular wedges to form a circle.
Materials: 12 oz. 4-ply white yarn; 1 pair #6 knitting needles (14" long)
Finished size: 40" diameter, including the fringe
Cast on 60 sts.
Row 1: K even.
Row 2: K 57 sts, turn.
Row 3: K to end of row (outside edge).
Rows 4-39: Repeat rows 2 and 3, knitting 3 sts less each time on the even rows until 3 sts are left at the outside edge. Turn, k to outside edge.
Rows 40-41: K 60. This makes one wedge.
Repeat rows 2-41 eighteen times so you have 18 wedges to make a circle. When the last wedge is finished, bind off.
Sew edge of last wedge to edge of first wedge, making a closed circle. Thread yarn through stitches around small opening at the inner part of the circle and draw up tightly…closing that small circle. Fasten off.
Add a shell stitch border to the outer edge of the blanket as follows: *Dc 5 sts in same hole, skip a st, sl st into next st.* Repeat ** around.
(Sample blanket works out to have five shell sts at outer edge of each knit wedge.)