Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Knit Blanket Bingo

I love having blankets all around the house, and knit blankets are nice. I like knitting them too. I consider them more of a long term project and usually don't have more than one going at a time. So when I finished my log cabin blanket, I took a look at the blankets I had been wanting to knit and there were two that really stood out. I couldn't decide and decided to go ahead and cast on for both.




The first one I cast on for has probably been in my cue the longest. The pattern in the Curlicue Coverlet by Oat Couture (Ravelry link). The blanket will blanket will end up being sort of flower shaped made up of 15 different sections. There are 5 sections that make up the center and 10 additional sections that form the outside petals.


I plan on knitting each section with a different color of Noro Silk Garden. I image that that this blanket will take the longest of the two. I don't have all the colors purchased. I've started the blanket with some leftover skeins. You can see in the photo above that I have completed two sections. The cool thing is that there will be very little seaming in the end. The sections are joined by casting on or picking up stitches. The shaping is done my short rows. I think this will be an interesting project to knit.


The other blanket I cast on for is the 10-Stitch blanket by Frankie Brown. The pattern is available for free on Ravelry. The construction of this one is a little unusual too. It is knit in sort of a spiral connecting the new rows as you go. I am using a modification to pattern to make this join. I've taken the idea that Smoking Hot Needles used when knitting her blanket. It creates a nice raised ridge detail all along the join, kind of highlighting the spiral nature of the construction.
I'm using some Noro Kureyon in a color I purchased on discount because it is a discontinued color. I really like the purples and oranges together. The photo shows what one skein looks like knitted up into the blanket. I have a long way to go.

17 comments:

gudrun said...

i love the colors of the second one - wonderful - i think it would be very beautiful when it's finished...

Trillian42 said...

I LOVE the Curlicue pattern - I can't wait to see how it comes out in all the different colors of Noro!

And the 10-stitch blanket is a way cool idea. That's going to be fun to watch grow.

Stephanie said...

I love both of those blankets - they've been in my cue forever too. I'll be interested to see yours grow!

Monika said...

Both blankets will be stunning! I always admired the Curlicue blankets, but I'm resisting buying another pattern. Too much in my to-do list already, but it really IS a wonderful construction. I like the colorway you are using for the 10-stitch blanket. Too bad it's discontinued.

Jewel said...

I like both of them and can't wait to see how they turn out.

Bezzie said...

I like the 10 stitch! Very cool!

Zonda said...

Love both blankets!! Can't wait to see how the colors look throughout!

Ava said...

what a great idea to have a blanket constantly simmering! How will you select colorways? Will you plan them or select them randomly?

elizabeth said...

Do knit blankets stretch horribly with use? I've started one but (as with most big projects) quit halfway through.

Karen said...

You are brave, knitting two blankets at the same time! The Curlicue pattern is awesome! I hadn't seen that one yet.

mom said...

Both blankets are really great. I especially like the the culicue pattern. I've not seen that one before. Is the pattern such that it could easily be adjusted to a baby size? The colors on both blankets are really nice. I'm looking forward to following your progress!!

Batty said...

That first blanket is easily one of the coolest things I've ever seen, and it's because of the yarn you're using. I love, love, love the way the colors are working up with the pattern.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! Those are both going to be gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love the blankets.

Any more swissy pictures?
mdknitr

Beeba said...

I'm planning to knit the 10-stitch blanket in Kureyon, too! But I'm doing mine 15 stitch, as one Raveler did. I wanted the strips a little wider. ^_^
Good luck with yours! They all say its a fast easy knit so I hope you find that, too.
I just did the first 9 ridges of mine, as I'm still nervous about short rows and that joining technique.

katty said...

Nice blog!! very interesting.I prefer a warm and smooth blanket because i love to feel comfortable in my bed, that is why is very important the quality of the blanket all the time. I always chose the better ones when by husband buy viagra and decided to pass a great time with me.

liz said...

Could you make a video on how to knit this blanket. I dont know how to knit corners.