Saturday, 23 January 2016

Free Pattern - Cable Lap Blanket

A stunning lap blanket 32” wide and 42” long, great for snuggling into. Knit with 2 x 400 gram balls of StyleCrafts Aran with Wool (worked double throughout). A lovely knit, easy wash blanket. Pattern can easily be adapted to make the blanket wider or longer. To widen, just increase the number of stitches in amounts of 30. To lengthen, just increase the number of pattern repeats (48 rows) you knit for the middle blanket section.

You can now buy this lap blanket, hand knit specially for you in your choice of colour.

Cable Lap Blanket £85 plus postage

NEW ! *** Buy the kit and knit your own lap blanket for £30 plus postage ***

Instructions


Cast on 96 stitches on 10 mm needles (35mm long), work with 2 strands of yarn.


Each row starts and ends with 6 knitted stitches. The cable pattern is 24 stitches wide and there is again 6 knitted stitches between each cable pattern [6 knits +24 pattern + 6 knits +24 pattern +6 knits +24 pattern + 6 knits].



The written instructions below are for all 96 stitches across the row. The charts just show the 24 pattern stitches. Use whichever instructions you feel comfortable with.

It’s imperative you keep track of what row you are on. I keep a note in a notebook AND move a “post it note ” down the page.



Start of blanket


Row 1: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 2: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 3: (K6, k6, p4, c4b, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 4: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 5: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 6: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 7: (K6, k2, c4f, p4, c4b, p4, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 8: (K6, k4, p2, k4, p4, k4, p2, k4) 3 times, k6


Chart for start of blanket
[Right side (RS) reads from right to left as you knit it, whereas the Wrong side (WS) reads from left to right. Row 1 starts on the RS. Each row starts with 6 knitted stitches and there are 6 knitted stitches between each pattern repeat of 24 stitches.]


Middle of blanket, repeat all 48 rows 3 times.


Row 1: (K6, k4, c4f, t4r, t4l, c4b, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 2: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 3: (K6, k6, c4b, p4, c4f, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 4: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 5: (K6, k4, c4b, t4l, t4r, c4f, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 6: (K6, k4, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 7: (K6, k2, t4r, k2, p2, c4b, p2, k2, t4l, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 8: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 9: (K6, k4, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 10: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 12: (K6, k4, t4r, p2, c4b, p2, t4l, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 12: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 13: (K6, k2, t4r, p2, t4r, t4l, p2, t4l, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 14: (K6, k2, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 15: (K6, t4r, p2, c4b, p4, c4f, p2, t4l) 3 times, k6
Row 16: (K6, p2, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p2) 3 times, K6
Row 17: (K6, k2, p2, t4r, k2, p4, k2, t4l, p2, k2) 3 times, K6
Row 18: (K6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 19: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 20: (K6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 21: (K6, k2, p2, k2, t4r, p4, t4l, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 22: (K6, p2, k2, p4, k8, p4, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 23: (K6, c4f, t4r, p8, t4l, c4b) 3 times, k6
Row 24: (K6, k2, p4, k12, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 25: (K6, k2, c4f, p12, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 26: (K6, k2, p4, k12, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 27: (K6, k6, p12, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 28: (K6, k2, p4, k12, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 29: (K6, k2, c4f, p12, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 30: (K6, k2, p4, k12, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 31: (K6, t4r, c4f, p8, c4b, t4l) 3 times, k6
Row 32: (K6, p2, k2, p4, k8, p4, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 33: (K6, k2, p2, k2, t4l, p4, t4r, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 34: (K6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 35: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 36: (K6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 37: (K6, k2, p2, t4l, k2, p4, k2, t4r, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 38: (K6, p2, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p2) 3 times, k6
Row 39: (K6, c4f, p2, t4l, p4, t4r, p2, c4b) 3 times, k6
Row 40: (K6, k2, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 41: (K6, k2, c4f, p2, t4l, t4r, p2, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 42: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 43: (K6, k4, t4l, p2, c4b, p2, t4r, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 44: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 45: (K6, k4, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 46: (K6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 47: (K6, k2, c4f, k2, p2, c4b, p2, k2, c4b, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 48: (K6, k4, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k4) 3 times, k6

Chart for middle of blanket


[Right side (RS) reads from right to left as you knit it, whereas the Wrong side (WS) reads from left to right. Row 1 starts on the RS. Each row starts with 6 knitted stitches and there are 6 knitted stitches between each pattern repeat of 24 stitches.]

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End of blanket


Row 1: (K6, k4, c4f, t4r, t4l, c4b, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 2: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 3: (K6, k6, c4b, p4, c4f, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 4: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 5: (K6, k4, t4r, t4l, t4r, t4l, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 6: (K6, k4, p2, k4, p4, k4, p2, k4) 3 times, k6
Row 7: (K6, k2, c4b, p4, c4b, p4, c4f, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 8: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 9: (K6, k6, p4, k4, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 10: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6
Row 11: (K6, k6, p4, c4b, p4, k6) 3 times, k6
Row 12: (K6, k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2) 3 times, k6

Bind off.

Chart for end of blanket



[Right side (RS) reads from right to left as you knit it, whereas the Wrong side (WS) reads from left to right. Row 1 starts on the RS. Each row starts with 6 knitted stitches and there are 6 knitted stitches between each pattern repeat of 24 stitches.]





Saturday, 16 January 2016

Knitting Tips for my new market

I started developing knitting kits a few months ago, my own unique knitting patterns alongside Stylecraft yarns
 The Feminine Touch Knitting Kits

All packaged up, ready to send out immediately. I was amazed at the response over the Christmas period and beyond (yes they are selling well , now into January). 

I came to the conclusion that my target market is shifting slightly; away from those that love receiving well knitted, high quality knitted items from me, to those that want to reproduce those very same items or who want to give others the chance to recreate them. 

On Facebook ,you might have seen me change direction too, as knitting tips and exciting free patterns flow into my activity feed, I pass these on with a quick share, so my followers can learn and improve their knitting skills and can pass the knowledge on too. 

A friend of mine, said how much she enjoyed these tips that I was passing on and could I write some myself, she especially wanted some information on seaming.

 Well , yes of course I could but........... I think there is so much high quality information out there on the Internet that it seemed a shame to be wasting my valuable creative time re-writing something that had been written before. 

Yes , if I develop a new technique, a new way of doing something, then you will be the first to know!

In the meantime, why don't you take a look at my "knitting tips" page. This page I keep bookmarked so I can keep coming back to it. It's where I keep links to all the useful information I come across. It covers both knitting and designing. So take a peek, bookmark it yourself if you find it useful. 

And, here are some tips from Craftsy, a really useful 18 page document full of all those knitting stitches you need to know (just click on the photo above to get your free download).

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site
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Thanks for reading.... but don't stop yet, take a read at old blog posts or other blogs I like below