'Love in Every Stitch' blanket
‘Love in every stitch’ is a phrase crafters use a lot to describe the sentiment of the slow textiles movement and the craft of hand knitting, especially when making something for the people or places that matter to us.
When designing this blanket, I wanted the maker to be able to customise it to reflect themselves or the person they are making the blanket for. To be in full control of the size and be able to choose colours to suit the person, mood or soundings.
This blanket has a fantastic corner-to-corner construction, which gives you full control of how large you would like it to be. It can be made into a cot blanket, sofa, lap, double or single bed all you have to do is repeat the increase pattern repeats until you reach the desired size, then start decreasing until the end and you will produce a beautiful square blanket. The slip stitch pattern is easy to memorise and it complements the garter stitch border, not to mention that it shows up beautifully when worked in colour. The blanket is completely reversible; it looks equally stunning on both sides.
Below is the list of yarn I have chosen to use in my blankets, you can choose any yarn you wish to make your blanket, just use the needles recommended for your yarn. Please take into account that different fibres will result in different effect of finished blanket.
Carrying the yarn – for tutorial on how to carry the yarn up as you work, to achieve a neat edge, please see tutorial on my blog: moochkauk.blogspot.co.uk
Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK - 75% Wool, 20% Silk, 5% Cashmere - 116m/126yds per 50g ball
Colour A - Vanilla 003 x 3
Colour B - Parsley 360 x 1
Colour C - Rubber Duckie 559 x 1
Colour D - Pebble 006 x 1
Colour E - Dusty Pink 346 x 1
Colour F - Jam Jar 404 x 1
Colour G - Little Duck Egg 436 x 1
Colour H - Smidge 459 x 1
Colour I - Cuddle 002 x 1
4 mm (US 6/ UK 8) knitting needles
Rowan Pure Wool worsted - 100% Wool - 200m/218yds per 100g ball
Colour A - Soft Cream 102 x 3
Colour B - Grasshopper 130 x 1
Colour C - Olive 125 x 1
Colour D - Mallard 144 x 1
Colour E - Breton 147 x 1
Colour F - Vintage 158 x 1
Colour G - Damson 150 x 1
5mm (US 8/ UK 6) knitting needles
The completed blanket after blocking measures approximately:
Small - 64 cm x 64 cm (25 x 25 in)
Large - 110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in)