Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Autumns Bounty Blanket Pattern


 I have a new pattern to show you today.....Autumns Bounty Blanket.  The colors are brilliant and rich, just like the fall leaves here in the midwest USA this time of year.  I adore the entrelac stitch, the results are dazzling.  Interlocking rectangles which resembles a basket weave pattern.  All you are really doing is knitting and purling on only 10 stitches at a time.

 If you use gradient yarn, there is no need to change colors.  It's not a quick knit, but very satisfying, indeed.  I knit a simple, garter stitch, slightly ruffled border in a complimentary color, so the entire project is knitted.  


 I contemplated doing a crocheted edge, in the same gradient yarn, but felt it would be too busy and compete with the body of the blanket too much.  Also, I am mindful that not every knitter also crochets.    However, if you do, any crocheted border would look stunning in the solid color.  Get out those crocheted border books or use your fav edging.


Here's the way the pattern listing reads on Etsy:
The color changing yarn is the brilliance in this basket weave look stitch pattern. No need to change colors as you go. The effect is stunning! 

I have included video links for the entrelac stitch so you can see how to knit this beautiful stitch. It's not a quick knit, but very satisfying with gradient yarn.

I have included the brand names, colors and amounts of yarn needed for the blanket.

Easily make it larger or smaller to fit your needs. 

Skill level: intermediate. Some experience, more intricate stitches, shaping and finishing. I'm always available to help you along the way!

Measurements: 35” W x 49” L (89cm W x 124cm)


I wouldn't recommend this is for the beginner, however, I don't like to discourage either.  I have included a video link in the pattern, to show you how to knit this stitch.  Watching it done is extremely helpful.  If you have knit a scarf in entrelac, you can certainly make this blanket.

Crafsty has a class....Entrelac Knitting with Gwen Bortner, if you are interested in that.  

So, there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great hump day!

You can find all my pattern shops at the top of this page in the header, or

Click here to find the pattern on Etsy



Best,
Sheila
Yarn tip:
When working a large entrelac project, consider knitting backwards to avoid turning your work!  Here is a helpful link  http://verypink.com/2012/09/26/ backwards-or-mirror-knitting/  .

Side note:  11-14-14.  I used Mary Maxim Prism yarn for this blanket and it happens to be on sale, this weekend only, for $4.99.  Regular price is $6.99!

13 comments:

  1. Love the texture and colors. Absolutely beautiful!

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  2. That is a stunning blanket. The yarn works perfectly for the stitch pattern. I think you made the right choice with the border, it frames it like a picture rather than fighting with it

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  3. That is gorgeous - love the colours.

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  4. Hi! This is really beautiful! I love the colours and pattern! x Teje

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  5. What a stunning blanket. I love the colors, and you are right about the choice of border.

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  6. ooooh, that blanket is beautiful! I love the design and texture.

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  7. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at http://theladypreferstosave.com, and I'm one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! I wanted to write and thank you for linking up to this weeks Merry Monday party, as well as to let you know that your post will be linked to the Merry Monday Pinterest board, as well my social media accounts. I would love to have you also stop by my blog as well! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday's Linky Party this week, and I hope to see you linking up next week as well. Have an awesome week!

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  8. Beautiful and thanks for all the tips.

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  9. Wow, beautiful !!!
    It seems so difficult to do.

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful! I have never done entrelac before, but this blanket makes it so tempting! Love it!

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