Knit Now 27 is due out on October 17th, and two of my babies, a hat and mitt set, are in it. Petals and Plaid uses a neat slip-st trick to make a tartan pattern; and lazy daisies and leaves are used to embroider it. The pleasing effect is of a flowery vine climbing a trellis.
Knit this blanket in any weight yarn!
Due Passi Released Today!
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
The lovely Steve from Hobbycraft Watford made a great sign for my demos and knitting classes. Isn’t this great?
Well, that was never going to work, was it? Me? Got to a joyful LYS and come away empty-handed?