I’ve been wanting to knit a blanket where I start in the middle, and knit ‘round and ‘round until I’m ready to end it. I’m not an advanced knitter, nor do I crochet, and making my own patterns up is hit and miss. I was on Ravelry.com, browsing afghan patterns, and found the Frankie Brown 10 Stitch patterns. They were EXACTLY what I wanted! I chose the rectangle pattern, but there are others: zig zag, twist, triangle, a double 10 stitch, and corner.
She offers the patterns for free, just asking for donations to a children’s liver charity if you enjoy them.
This is a personal project for me that I work on as a pallet cleanser when I’m tired of making craft show inventory.
Here is my progress so far:
1st little bit of yarn:
I was using some old, nasty feeling Peaches and Cream cotton yarn in the color Camel. Admittedly, I messed up the first couple of corners because I didn’t know what I was doing. Hate the feeling of the yarn SOOOOO MUCH I couldn’t bring myself to frog it and redo it.
2nd little bit of yarn:
Once I had moved on to standard acrylic, I got better at the mittered corners.
3rd bit of yarn:
I didn’t calculate how much yarn I was using at the time. At this point, I took what yarns I was going to use in this blanket and start making smaller balls out of the colors.
4th yarn ball:
I then tied all the small balls together in a random order, hoping to make up random stripes for this blanket. So I really have no idea what this thing is going to look like when it’s done.
5th yarn ball:
As you can see, sometimes the random yarn balls still ended up giving me camo on camo stripes.
6th yarn ball:
This picture was taken after I had finished knitting the 6th random yarn ball. It’s only now I could start to see how it was coming out.
7th ball of yarn:
I’m really impressed on how it’s coming out. For a size comparison, that’s a Nokia Lumia cell phone. It’s about 6 inches long.
8th ball of yarn:
I haven’t done much with this blanket since this picture was taken. For a size comparison, it’s on a queen size bed in our guest room. (We leave the guest bed unmade, so the sheets don’t get dusty.)
I hope that I can make it big enough to cover a queen size bed, but I may have to settle for something a bit smaller.
© Cori Large 4/8/2016