Sunday, August 24, 2014

Year of the Blankets

Gone Fishing?
Well it seems this is becoming the 'year of the blanket' for me. I've never knit so many blankets ever!

My 25 year old son had casually mentioned he'd like a blanket made for him after he saw the one I made for our bedroom, how can I resist that.

So after I finished my last one for my nephew I tried to come up with one that would suit him. I couldn't find the right yarn. I really wanted a blues theme that would be masculine enough and  I also wanted a quick knit as I also have another blanket planned with a Christmas deadline.  After searching all the bulky yarn and the colour selections I decided to knit worsted weight held double stranded to get the same effect. So based on colour selection only I went with Red Heart Super Saver. My DH suggested that it looks good when some of the yarn is variegated and I quite agree. I couldn't really find a pattern I liked so I started creating in my mind how it what I wanted it to  look like,  I not only wanted different colours but also textures. I CO 222 stitches to give me a 4 stitch edge border on each side and I started with 12 rows of the blue variegated and I am alternating the colours of white/medium blue/variegated/grey up the blanket and I love how it looks. I am constantly measuring to see how big each colour section needs to be to get the desired size.

It's a really rainy weekend here perfect for knitting on a blanket :)


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful mix of colors and patterns and it will make a perfectly masculine blankie!

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    1. Thanks Dee! I'm thinking he will really love it.

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