Based on a picture knitted for Darwin Shaw years ago.
These 3 patterns of Friendship blanky will be available for free until August 7th.
They can be knit (instructions written & charted),
or crochet (instructions not included, substitute stitches to single crochet).
You can easily make them into a shawl or a pillow.
In the “A matter of interpretation” pattern, you will color the chart in the way you wish to knit it, test by knitting a small block, then knit it in one piece. It may look like this:
or like this:
“Friendship Blanky blocks” pattern is knit as single blocks then sewn together. It is meant for a little fun when you are traveling etc.
The ‘Friendship Blankey, Textured” pattern is done in one piece and single color:
This style is based on the Indian Hearts pattern, but meant to imitate quilting styles. The result is a chart that can be colored (then knitted) in many different ways, and I’m still working on it. I hope to make them into a pattern soon.
Here are 2 examples:
A few more…
The one on the right is a slightly different pattern, trying to imitate quilts.
Another blanket using the Indian heart pattern that I love so much.
I love the Indian hearts pattern and never get tired of ‘playing with it’, recently mostly in a blanket form.
Usually I knit my own patterns. This one however is based on “Pathways Blanket” by Frankie Brown, one of my favorite designers.
Still into blankets… this one is a lap blanket for a good snuggle in front of the TV.
Needles: US13, and 80 sts.
This pattern is a part of Elfy book 2 (not in print yet). In the story the blanket is knitted by 2 mushrooms out of moss, for their good friend Elfy.
I tried different ways (see below), but the above is my favorite. The most difficult part was to knit shapes that are more natural, and not round perfect circles.
The border is seed st, background in reverse st.st. and the circles are double stranded with the background yarn.
The area of Gator Lake is magical, even a bit spooky: the light is always special, no matter what time a day, the trees – magnificent. The photo above is far from doing it justice.
The knitted picture is a re-knitting of a pattern I did years ago, called ‘Fuzzy Trees’. The pattern is a bit involved, but made easier by knitting sideways (so the trees are just stripes). I tried to start with extreme colored shadows, and moving to very similar shades of light & dark on the ground, but could not resist making the tree still bold in color.
Hope you like it…