Hip to be Square Blanket…

So here’s the blanket that I made from all that cushy Bernat Softee Chunky yarn I bought from yarncanada.ca!

A lot of people were asking for the pattern so I have written it out below:

You will need 9.5 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky and US size 11 circular needles (to hold the stitches)

Cast on 100 stitches then K10, P10 across the row for 10 rows. After 10 rows, change to P10, K10 across the row.

Continue alternating between K10, P10 for 10 rows then P10, K10 for 10 rows until you’ve completed 22 squares.

Cast off in pattern.

The finished blanket is about 44″ x 55″

I hope you give this blanket a try.

I really love it and it’s my go to pattern for blankets these days!

Happy knitting!

Diana

Hillside Baby Blanket…

Hello everyone!

The Hillside Baby Blanket pattern is now available and it’s FREE! 😀

This blanket has TONS of texture reminiscent of rolling hills. I used the super cushy Red Heart Soft Essential yarn in “Sunny Day”!

Click HERE to get your pattern.

It’s a very quick and easy knit, perfect for the beginner knitter.

I hope you enjoy it!

Happy knitting.

Diana

 

Another blanket done…

Hi everyone!

I’ve completed another blanket!  😀 This one is for our family room.

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It’s knit using 3 strands of Lion Brand “Feels Like Butta” yarn at once, so it’s BIG and heavy! My husband really likes heavier blankets. I used Charcoal and Pale Grey.

I knit it lengthwise so the stripes run up and down. I didn’t want to just have 2/3 charcoal and 1/3 pale grey, so I used a random stripe generator to create the stripe pattern in the the blanket so it’s a more gradual change of colours.

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Also, I put an I-cord edge on to give the blanket a more finished look.

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Well, I have 1 more blanket to complete that’s more than 1/2 done. After it’s finished, I don’t really have much yarn to make anything else. I placed a TON of yarn orders but they’re taking longer than usual to arrive these days.

I’ll have to knit more slowly and stretch out the completion of my last blanket. There’s no way I can have empty needles! 😂 I don’t know what I would do with myself!

Stay safe everyone and happy knitting.

Diana

 

 

Recent projects…

Hello everyone!

Most of you who follow my blog know I’m a lover of making blankets 😀 and today I wanted to share a couple of my COMPLETED projects.

For this beauty below, I used 4 balls of Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn in “Rainbow”.  I created the wonderful, soft blend of colours by knitting 2 strands of yarn together.

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And for the grey and white blanket, I used 6 balls of Red Heart Soft Essentials yarn – 3 balls of white and 3 balls of grey.

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The corner to corner blanket pattern is my absolute favourite for baby blankets!

And, of course, I have 2 other blankets on the go right now! 😉 The ones I’m currently making are couch blankets for my house.

I’ll share photos when they’re done.

I hope you are all staying safe and well.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

It’s found a home…

Hello there!

I more often than not knit baby blankets just for the sake of knitting them.  Usually they don’t have anywhere to go.  I just LOVE knitting baby blankets!

Well I’m thrilled to say this blanket has found a home. ❤

I used 8 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarns. Two each of White, Sunshine, Grey Heather and Dark Country Blue. The blanket is knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time, so it’s super thick and warm.

Well, off to finish another baby blanket that has no home! 😀

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

Tri-coloured Diagonal Garter Stitch blanket…

Hello there.

A couple of days ago I posted a picture of a baby blanket on my Instagram account and on my Facebook page.

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Since posting it, I’ve had a few people ask me for the pattern, so I decided to write it out for you.

You will need approximately 750 yards of bulky yarn. I used Red Heart Soft Essentials – 250 yards of each colour or 2 balls of each colour if using the Red Heart Soft Essentials.

Cast on 6 stitches with your first colour using US size 10 circular needles.

The blanket is knit flat but you will need the circular needles to hold all the stitches.

Knit across all 6 stitches for 3 rows.

On the fourth row, knit 3 stitches, yarn over, knit the rest of the stitches in the row.

Continue with the fourth row until you have knit all of your first colour and 1 ball of your second colour.

You will now begin decreasing your stitches.

Knit the first 2 stitches, knit the next 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 2 stitches together, then knit the rest of the stitches across the row.

NOTE: When you change to your third colour, make sure you make the change on the SAME side as your previous colour change.

Continue decreasing until you have 6 stitches on your needle, then knit all the 6 stitches for 3 rows and cast off.

The finished size is approximately 36″ x 36″.

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Using the bulky yarn for this blanket makes it super cushy and soft.  Perfect for that baby or toddler in your life!

If you decide to make one, I’d love to see it! 😀

Happy knitting.

Diana

The birthday blanket is done…

Hello everyone!

I’m just popping in to share with you the COMPLETED birthday blanket! 😀

I took a bit longer to finish it than I had hoped, but I got it done in time for this weekend when my girlfriend and her husband come over for dinner! Whew!!

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If you would like to make one for yourself, here’s what you’ll need to know:

I used 7 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Grey Heather Tweed and US size 8 circular needles.

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 close to the end of the 7 balls.

Cast off on row 20. (you will have a bit of yarn left over)

I purchased my yarn from YarnCanada.ca.  The prices are very reasonable and the delivery is quick!

I’m almost finished my Lakehouse blanket and then I’ll be knitting 2 baby blankets for a couple of sweet baby girls! I don’t get to knit with pink often, so I’m excited about that!

I’ll post pictures of the Lakehouse blanket when I’m done!

Happy knitting.

Diana

 

It feels like forever…

Hi everyone!

It feels like forever since I’ve posted anything.

I’ve had so much going on I really haven’t had much time.

My girlfriend’s birthday has come and gone and I wasn’t able to give her the blanket I was making for her.  BUT, on a positive note, I only have 1 more ball of yarn to go!

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We’re having her and her husband over for supper February 23rd, and I know for sure it will be done by then! 😀

I’ve also started on another blanket for a friend who bought a lakehouse this past summer.  I chose some yarn that reminded me of lakes.  This blanket is based on my “Classic 2-Tone Baby Blanket” pattern.  You can go to my “Free Patterns” page to download the pattern.

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Today for sure I have to work on the birthday blanket, so I’m off to do that.

Happy knitting!

Diana

A birthday present…

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

I’m lucky to have today off work so I’m taking advantage of having no one home except my puppy and he’s napping so I’m knitting! Of course!

I’ve put aside my poncho I’ve been working on to make a birthday present for a friend. It’s her birthday at the end of January.

I’m using a pattern I’ve used before (you can find it by clicking here) but this time I’m using a Tweed yarn from Caron Simply Soft I purchased from YarnCanada.ca.  I have to use 7 balls instead of 5 though, as the balls of tweed yarn are a bit smaller.

This is my first time using this tweed yarn and I’m absolutely loving the results.

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Well, off to get this blanket done. 😀

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

 

 

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