My design ideas and advice: I could get so addicted to knitting this blanket pattern. I love a simple square. It’s enough to knit in an evening or a weekend, depending on the time you can dedicate to knitting, and that’s enough to make you feel good! And after you’ve knitted the squares you can play aroudn with how you knit them together. This is the one I settled on but there were a few other versions that I could have gone with. I hope you have fun arranging your squares!
This pattern is one of eight pattern that I designed to launch especially at Yarndale 2017 The yarn is I named all the patterns using Irish words, Baile (BAL-yeh) is the Irish word for place or home. The perfect name for a blanket that makes you feel at home wherever you are. Click here to see my short video on how to join garter stitch edges together – it’s so relaxing!
For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: Five 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% merino/30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g) in shade A and shade B.
Three 100g hanks each of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Dyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 225m/246yds per 100g) in shade A and shade B.
Metres for Each Shade: Approx.540m.
Total Metres: Approx. 1080m.
Gauge (tension): 19 stitches and 36 rows to 10cm square over garter stitch when using 4mm needles.
Measurements: Each square measures 14cm x 14cm.
The finished blanket size is approx. 84cm x 84cm (6 x 6 squares; 12 of each design).