Most of my life I have been ambivalent about babies. I was quite surprised that turning 30 and meeting a handsome man who wants kids has changed my outlook... Now I'm having vivid daydreams about a future that includes little ones, and these fantasies have begun to materialize in knitting!
Vivid is lace patchwork that can be knit in any weight of yarn. I made a baby blanket size in a range of bright primaries.
The vivid pattern is available as an individual pattern download, or as part of Handmade in the UK.
|buy Vivid Pattern||$5|
|buy Handmade in the UK ebook||$16 (10 patterns)|
|sizing||The pattern can be knit in any weight of yarn, and you may make more or less squares for a smaller or larger finished blanket. Squares will measure approximately 7.5 (9, 10.5) inches square for sock (DK, aran) weight yarns.
The baby-blanket sized sample is made in sock weight yarn and is 30 x 37.5 inches (20 squares).
|materials||sock or 4-ply: 70 yds per square
DK weight: 100 yds per square
worsted / aran: 130 yds per square
(baby blanket shown in Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight, 20 squares, weighs 225 g, in colours: 23, 91, 121, 125, 93, 1403, 9113, 1280, 75, FC34, 132, FC41, 142)
|gauge||I recommend that you knit a square using suggested needles, block it and see if you like the finished size and density.|
|suggested needles||sock or 4-ply: US # 5 / 3.75 mm
DK weight: US # 7 / 4.5 mm
worsted / aran: US # 9 / 5.5 mm
|notes||Vivid is knit one square at a time, then seamed together at the end. Each square is knit from the centre outward to the garter stitch border. Lace is described both in line-by-line text instructions and by a chart. See pinhole cast-on tutorial.|
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