This pattern was written to celebrate the marriage of two dear friends of mine. The full name is “Due Passi per la Felicità”, which is Italian for “Two Steps to Happiness”. Maybe it’s the romantic in me talking, but I think the blanket is a great metaphor for marriage. It’s worked up with only knit and purl sts, yet makes a complex, intertwined whole.
RS Right Side
WS Wrong Side
Approx. 122cm x 183cm (4΄ by 6΄) when using bulky yarn.
This pattern works best with a solid or semi-solid yarn with good stitch definition.
It is not necessary to obtain gauge for this project, but please be aware that estimated yardage will differ.
Before you begin, work a tension square and weigh it to calculate whether you will have enough yarn to complete the blanket. Some estimates are given below.
Needles and Accessories
Although this pattern is worked flat, circular needles are highly recommended as then the weight of the work can rest on a table or in your lap.
Estimates for varying weight yarns
Worsted: 6 x 100g balls/skeins; 1188m/1302yds. 20sts x 27rows per 4in/10cm. Dimensions: 32.75 x 55.75in (83 x 141.5cm). E.g. Berroco Vintage
DK: 11 x 50g balls/skeins; 1320m/1441yds. 22sts x 30rows per 4in/10cm. Dimensions: 29.75 x 50.25in (75.5 x 127.5cm). E.g. Patons Diploma Gold
4 ply/Sport: 4 x 100g balls/skeins; 1460m/1596yds. 28sts x 36rows per 4in/10cm. Dimensions: 23.5 x 41.75in (59.5 x 106cm). E.g. Fyberspates Scrumptious
Lace: 2 x 50g balls/skeins; 780m/852yds. 33sts x 50rows per 4in/10cm. Dimensions: 20 x 30in (51 x 76cm). E.g. Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
I am delighted to announce I’ll be running a workshop in Puddleducks in Ardee, Co. Louth on Saturday week (August 3rd).
We’ll be using Wildacres as the workshop pattern.
There are many ways to make your knits your own. First and foremost, once you understand all the information set out in the pattern, you can plan how you want to change it. The next step is to choose whether to substitute the yarn type and colour. There are also many techniques for modifying as you go or working decorations into or onto your piece. This class will go through the pattern, teaching you the standard pattern elements so you can change what you want to make it unique. We will cover:
– Choosing yarn
– Elements of a pattern
– Changing it up
– If there’s time, surface embellishments (beading & embroidery).
Wildacres is knit in the round. There will be an opportunity to learn to knit in the round if you have not tried this before.
Materials for Wildacres: leftover DK yarn and 4.5mm circular needles (80cm long) (or size required to get gauge 20sts x 28rows / 10cm over st st)
Optional: If you have them, please bring a st st or ribbed square or even an old knit that could do with some “je ne sais quoi”!
This workshop costs 45 euro and is being hosted by Clare of Puddleducks.ght lunch and refresh
A light lunch and refreshments are included in the price.
Ring Clare with any queries
Puddleducks is a craft cafe (with lots of yummy cakes in both of the most important varieties… yarn cakes and chocolate!)
Puddleducks, Kells Road, Ardee, Co-Louth
spaces are limited and a non refundable
booking deposit of 25 euro is required.
That’s me lookin’ like a twit, cos I can’t model for toffee.
I’m so excited about this pattern. I spent AGES calculating yardage(metreage) estimates. I’ve had 11(!!!) testers try it out and the pattern is lookin’ goooooood.
This baby will eliminate your DK stash. You’re going to be buying MORE DK so you can make extra capelets. It’s warm, practical, and it’ll go with everything. Cos you can make it in one colour, three colours or as many colours as you like!
I’m so enthusiastic about this one, I’ve even taken out ads!
So go on, give it a whirl, ‘cos honest to betsy, this pattern is so well written (I’ve had such great help), you’ll be using it for years.
Hugs ‘n’ kisses for my lovely tech editor Steph Boardman and testers rwilliams, ting-ting, gothknitty, msoyster, shan79m, whatifknits, winemakerssister, marjos, podruha, puddleduckproduce, and anniepuffin.