Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 15

We’re into the home stretch! How much knitting do you think you’ll get done this week? Get ready for block 15. Jo says: This is another slip stitch pattern that works so well with colour. Leaves, rivers and paths are the colour inspiration for this square, which uses a delicate stranded technique to produce the…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 14

And here we are, all caught up. Next week will be the last two blocks! Until then, here is block 14. Jo says: The green shade like the evergreen forest cried out for a tree treatment! This square takes the traditional fern tree motif and is central to the square. Shade Usage: 11. Tension: 20…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 13

As I’m sure you noticed, the blog redesign caused us to fall a little behind on posting our blocks. I’m doing three blocks this week to get caught up. Maybe the delay allowed you to get caught up as well? Have you managed to knit both blocks each week so far? You should be able…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 12

Sorry for the delay in getting Square 12 posted. As you can see, we’ve been doing some rearranging. How do you like our new look? For Square 12, Jo says: Yet another great colour square in an easy pattern. The woven stitch pattern gives a structural feel to the fabric, with lace-like stripes akin to…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 11

How did you like Block 10? Did you find yourself falling into a nice rhythm as you worked the blackberry stitch? Block 11 might be a little less challenging. Jo says: It’s amazing what you can do with just the knit and purl stitch. This texture square is reminiscent of a carpet of leaves in…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 10

We think you’ll find Block 10 berry beautiful. Jo says: It has to be Fall when the blackberries are out, and this square just reminds me both of the tasty berries, their bobbly texture and this great berries-with-cream colour! Shade Usage: 16. Tension: 25 sts and 21 rows to a 4in/10cm square in Blackberry stitch…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 9

We’re halfway through the blanket! How many blocks have you finished? Did you knit all eight or did you repeat a couple of favorites? Block 9 is bringing us a change of pace. Jo says: Wavy cables give a lovely three dimensional effect. This is a simple pattern, yet so effective. It’s a cross between…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 8

  This seems to be the week for color work on the Skill Building Blanket Knit Along. We think you’ll get wrapped up in this pretty block. Jo says: This is another great colour square. Imagine pink roses and their leaves, in the deep glowing sunset. The unusual pattern is created with elongated and wrapped…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 7

Are you ready for a challenge? Select three contrasting colors and get ready to have fun with slipped stitches in block 7. Jo says: Think of rocky paths by the sea with this square. The turquoise shade along with the silver and moss shades complement each other perfectly, and the slip stitch pattern looks stunning….

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 6

  We’re back to lace for block 6. Get ready to work some yarn overs! Jo says: This is another lovely lacy pattern, but a bit different. It’s a traditional Fuchsia pattern where the stitch count varies across the rows. This gives an openwork feel with a texture finish. Knit it in this vivid yet…

Mindless Cowl

Do you like to knit in the car? Not while you’re driving, obviously. I don’t bring projects for short trips, but as soon as we get into the 2+ hours range I like to bring a project along “just in case”. If you are like me, you need car ride projects to be very simple…

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 5

  It won’t be surprising if you have a bias toward Square 5. Ha! I crack myself up. Jo says: I love stripes, but to be a bit different these stripes are knitted in garter stitch and are worked on the diagonal. Easy knitting with increases and decreases every other row. The great colours contrast…