Sunday, July 24, 2016

Just like Linus

I have a confession to make.
I am one of those people who never outgrew their love of the blankie. No matter the weather, no matter the season, if I'm relaxing, chances are you'll find me wrapped up up in one.

So even though there are no less than three already in the livingroom (one fur, one woven cotton, one sock yarn), when Mom stash clean out included a random bunch of Rowan All Seasons Cotton....
 ... I thought another blankie might be in order!

It's a simple garter pattern I've done a few times before (ages and ages ago. You start with three stitches, increasing at each end   (on right side only) until you've reached the width that you want. Once it's wide enough, you increase on one end and decrease on the other until it's as long as you want. Then you decrease on each end until you have three stitches left. Then you bind off - easy peasy!

Colour changes can happen as often as you wish, and in this instance, I'm knitting each colour until the balls run out. As each row increases, and there are some part balls, this should mean a bunch of random widths.

It's not going to be a fast project, but it's a nice mindless one...
...and Rupert approves.


Dee said...

It's Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth made into a blankie! GENIUS!

Monika said...

Looks like it can never be too hot for a cuddly blanket for cats?!

Araignee said...

It is the dishcloth pattern! I used to think about what would happen if I just kept on going. Now I know. Brilliant!