Along with my time issues ahead of FUDcon, I’ve been struggling with a design for a blanket I promised I’d make for my soon to be nephew, Luke. It had been a problem because I wanted to be sure I had something to take with me to work on while I’m in sessons or have down time.
The other problem I’ve been having with the blanket is that I told my sister I’m already making it. While it’s true I’ve been working on it, I just haven’t told her how many times I’ve frogged the yarn back onto the ball and stared again.
I’ve been having a really hard time coming up with something that won’t be dull to knit or dull to look at without being too complicated. Complicated is more important now that I only have a few weeks to get the blanket done. But I think I finally have something… Or at least I’m going with it now that I don’t have any time to goof around with new patterns.
Let me show you a sample of what I’ve worked out…
- Lion Cotton “Poppy” for Color “A”
- Lion Cotton “White” for Color “B”
- US size 8 DPN (I’m using a circular needle for the blanket)
Pattern is worked over an even number of stitches and has a 4 row repeat.
Standard abbreviations used.
Cast on with Color A
Row 1 – RS – using Color B – *K1, WYIF Sl1 PW* repeat between * until the end.
Row 2 – RS – Without turning work, slide all stitches to the right end of the needle and K all stitches with color A.
Row 3 – WS – Turn work. Using B, *P1, WYIB Sl1 PW* repeat between * until the end
Row 4 – WS – Without turning work, slide all stitches to the right end of the needle and P all stitches with color A.
When I get the blanket done I’ll post pictures and give details about the yarn choices, needles and finished sizes.