Stashbuster blanket…

Hello everyone!

I bought some yarn last year with something in mind I’m sure, but by the time I got to it, I had totally forgotten what I had bought it for! LOL!

So, I decided I would just make a blanket.  It reminds me of summertime and Sherbet!! 😀

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I’m using a go to blanket pattern I found when I first started knitting.  You can find the pattern over on the Painting Lilies blog by clicking here.

It’s created using 2 strands of yarn at one time, one of my favourite things to do to create beautiful and unique colourways!

I’m almost done and then I’m going to make myself another Chilly Day Poncho, but I’m going to change it up a bit. I’ll share with you what I do, so stay tuned.

Now off to fill up my coffee mug and finish this blanket!

Happy knitting!

Diana

FINALLY!!!

I can’t believe I finally have this blanket done!  It’s been a work in progress for just over a year now.

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I made it for myself (something I don’t do too often) and just LOVE how it turned out.

It’s SO cushy and thick and warm! It’s a nice simple garter stitch with an I-cord edge for a slightly more finished look.

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Here’s how I made it:

16 balls of King Cole Super Chunky yarn
US size 15 needles
Darning needle to weave in ends

Cast on 120 stitches
Slip the first stitch purl-wise
Knit across the row until the last stitch
Purl the last stitch
Repeat the above pattern for every row.

The finished size is approximately 55″ X 58″

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

 

 

Introducing “Thomas”…

Hi  there!

I started this crib blanket late last year but never had a chance to finish it.

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Between making commissioned pieces, hosting Christmas, ringing in the New Year and then deciding it would be a great time to begin changing our flooring, I just didn’t have the time.

But now we’ve taken a break from changing the flooring (I needed a break from the dust – we’re putting hardwood down) so I had the chance to finally complete the blanket and get the pattern written.

I was inspired by the Burberry colours and hence the name “Thomas” as in “Thomas Burberry”. 😉

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It’s a really simple blanket pattern that utilizes only the knit stitch and simple colour changes.  I used “Red Heart Soft” yarn.  It was wonderful to work with.  The blanket ended up nice and cushy!

The finished size is approximately 35″ X 46″ so would make for a really nice lapghan too!

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The patterns are available for sale over at loveknitting.com, in my Etsty store and on Craftsy.com.

If you give it a try, please share a photo on my Facebook page! I would love to see your work!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

One down…

Hello everyone.

I wanted to share with you one of the blankets I made for a Christmas gift.

I’m just thrilled with how it turned out and you can be sure I’ll be making one for myself! 😀

As most knitters know, when you use the stockinette stitch without some sort of border, your edges will curl.  So when I was designing this blanket, I purposely didn’t add a border so the curled edges would create a soft, ripply edge on the blanket.

So if you want to make one too, here’s what you’ll need to know!

I used 5 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Autumn Red and US size 8 circular needles (36″),

Cast on 200 stitches.

Row 1 – 20: Knit 20, Purl 20 across the row

Row 21 – 40: Purl 20, Knit 20 across the row

Repeat above pattern until you have come to the end of the 5 balls

Cast off on row 40.

The finished size is 43″w X 55″ l.

Well off to try and get my second blanket done in time for Christmas. Wish me luck! LOL!

Happy knitting!

“Peacock” Stroller Blanket…

Hello everyone.

The “Peacock” Stroller Blanket pattern is now available to purchase over in my Etsy shop, in my Craftsy store and at loveknitting.com.

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This basket weave blanket is perfect to tuck baby in for an afternoon walk in the park.  Whether it be for an added layer now or as the only layer in the Spring, it’s sure to end up being the “go to” stroller blanket!

It’s made with approximately 600 yards of Aran weight yarn and US size 8 needles.  It utilizes only knit and purl stitches with simple colour changes so it’s a great pattern for a beginner knitter.

Happy knitting!

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A little side tracked…

Good afternoon!

Well, I was almost done my “Peacock” blanket so I thought it would be a good time to start another project!! It just didn’t seem right to only have 1 project on the go!! LOL!!

Burberry was my inspiration for this blanket.  I love the classic tan, black and red.  This blanket is knit lengthwise to get the vertical stripes.

I have to say, it’s going to be one of my bigger blankets!  It will be the PERFECT lapghan size measuring, I hope, about 40″ x 48″.

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Well, off to do some knitting! Now I have two blankets to get finished and get the patterns written for!

Happy knitting!

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Sweet Pea…

Good afternoon everyone!

I have a new pattern up for sale over in my Etsy shop!

This blanket is double knit making it super soft and cushy!!

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The physical blanket is also for sale, so let me know if there’s anyone in your life who is in need of some seriously soft snuggles!

Happy knitting!