wa-a-ay back in february, while i was staying with my friend kim in sunny southern california, she told me she had purchased enough extra of our special edition festivus club yarn to knit a blanket, but she didn’t know what pattern she wanted to do.
i asked if she enjoyed knitting the FIFC club projects i had designed for this yarn and she said yes. i said, well then, i’ve been thinking of using those as inspiration for a blanket; why don’t i just put that together for you now?
and so i did. i don’t know if she ever started that blanket, but since the gauge was also perfect for our own confection worsted weight yarn line as well as the new-at-the-time kent worsted, i made a deal with our dear friend anne marie to knit a sample for us in confection.
i just had a feeling this would be very appealing to our readers and fans of our yarns. first of all, with such a great balance of knit and purl within the construction, if has lovely drape, especially in a smooth, semi-worsted yarn like confection.
the textured motif is wonderfully reversible and because the pattern ribs catch the light as they change direction, a delightful illusion effect is created by the natural sheen of high quality wool yarn.
besides all that, it is also super fun to knit—the motif is so engaging you just don’t want to put it down. it’s highly entertaining and yet, simple enough to work on through football games and other spectator sports.
but watch out—this sideline knitting could end up drawing quite a bit of attention, haha.
it makes a great gift for that kid who just left the nest for college—a little something to cover them with love while making such a big transition maybe?
to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the dutch tiles page in the knitspot pattern shop or click here to see specs and purchase in my ravelry pattern shop
but for that recipient who doesn’t, why not consider easy care, worsted weight organic color grown cotton? our version from ecobutterfly has a lusciously soft hand, beautiful drape, AND it’s completely machine washable and dryable.
barb knit up a sample swatch for us at the beginning of the summer so you could get an idea of what it looks like. a blanket like this would be an excellent addition to a summer house, boat, or sleeping porch extending your enjoyment of those favorite spots well into the fall.
yep, it’s time to knit a blanket; my fingers are itching for one, especially on these chilly evenings we’ve had—fall is definitely in the air now.
i think even our newest knitters are ready for a project like this—won’t you join them?