A week into my recovery, and I am missing knitting terribly. I may even have slipped in a few rows, and then I got into a lot of trouble when my boyfriend caught me. So I am adding patterns to my to-do list and it seems to be getting longer and longer everyday.
I was so excited to finish school so that I would finally be able to find some time to knit... So as soon as I could, I started this really nice patchwork blanket with my remaining sock yarn from my stash, and I got a lot done in a short amount of time:
It is a free pattern that is available here, and there is a thread here on Ravelry discussing this project and possible trades people want to make. I have already posted my yarn on there if you are interested in doing a swap!
So I was all excited about this project and racing along to finish...
And then this happened....
I somehow managed to fracture my thumb... and I have no idea how I did it. I have to wear the brace for at least two weeks... and I already miss knitting! What am I going to do? I am just going to have to favorite a whole bunch of patterns for when my thumb gets better, until then I won't be getting any knitting done :(
Every time I knit or crochet a blanket, my cats seem to lie on it within 5 seconds of me casting off. It's like they have an alarm that goes off in their heads every time a comfy blanket becomes available.
So when I set out to make this blanket, I purposefully did not make it too big because I knew it was going to be used by my cats. That being said, it is a perfectly good lap blanket, or you could easily add more stitches when casting on to make it larger.
Blackberry Stitch Blanket:
Yarn: Ultra Fil Stella (this was a yarn given to me, it seems to be discontinued) - any fine or light weight yarn will do.
Needle Size: US size 13 (9.0mm)
Gauge: Not important for this project, you want a loose fabric so use large needles!
Finished Measurements: 35 x 26 inches
CO 93 sts (multiple of 5 plus 8 for border)
Row 1 - k4, p to last 4 sts, k4
Row 2 - k4, *(k1,p1,k1,p1)into next st, p4tog. Repeat from * until last 4 sts, k4
Row 3 - Repeat row 1
Row 4 - k4, *p4tog, (k1,p1,k1,p1) into next st. Repeat from * until last 4 sts, k4
Repeat these 4 rows until desired length, cast off loosely. Weave in ends and block.
I casted off at 28 inches and blocked it to get the finished measurements.
My cats seems to love this blanket, and I think the stitches look gorgeous!