Although many blankets are lengthy projects, I find knitting one a relaxing break from shaping and sewing garment pieces together. Wool and the Gang tends to design quickly made projects, including the Midnight Blanket shown above. Quickly knit projects are usually knit in basic pattern stitches, but the Midnight Blanket combines Herringbone and Twisted Rib pattern stitches. The effect of this stitch combination is beautiful knit in an alpaca/merino blend on large needles. Even if you don’t make this exact project, the stitch combo is inspiration for a design idea of your own.