Chenille blanket

This is a lovely idea. It’s soft and warm and the colours are a good , soothing choice. Marina wove some fabric using chenille yarn. She then used the ten stitch blanket principle to create a nice , grey border. The blanket looks neat, well thought out and is stylish. An original idea done well using a combination of yarn skills.


Blanket edge

crochet blanket with knitted edgeMarina had crocheted a plain red blanket last year and it looked really good. She has since mastered the 10 stitch blanket and is now using the technique to make her red blanket something very special. She had some acrylic art yarn and is knitting it with red cotton to draw the central red colour into the overall visual appeal. It’s looking good and it is also great to see a creative use of the 10 stitch blanket technique.

Ten Stitch Blanket

ten stitich clanket
Margaret’s blanket

As explained before, Karin did a workshop with us last year for those people who wanted to learn how to do the ten stitch knitted blanket. Alexis brought hers along the next week so we could see a different way of doing it and from there it has grown and one by one we have been mastering the ten stitch blanket. Once you can turn those corners you are all right but you have to find a way to do it so you are happy. It is very good brain based learning which keeps you thinking and problem solving and then there is always a way of improving both the look

ten stitch blanket
Cathy’s blanket

and technique.

Margaret’s blanket has become a bit infamous. She started it on the bus to Equipment Day and lost her stitches as the bus bumped over the road to the hills so had to abandon it. She has since come back to it and her ten stitch blanket is very much up and running and we were pleased to see it.

Cathy has decided to use her spun wool leftovers to make and practise the blanket. She had to get her self in the right frame of mind and then find a path through the corner turning which she was comfortable with. One by one we are all getting there in our own way and in our own time and it’s good to see how different these blankets can look.

The video goes through a technique of doing he 10 stitch blanket and then shows you how to make a round one! Now, there’s a challenge…

Ten stitch blanket

Ten stitch blanketWendy has got her ten stitch blanket up and running. One by one we are all coming around to it and all finding our way to do it. It is interesting how much a voyage of discover the ten stitch blanket is. Karin started us off last year with a workshop showing us the German short rows with wraps. Alexis brought along a blanket without the wraps so we could see that. Some got up and running and others were finding their way and some are still pondering the wonders of the ten stitch blanket. We like it because they are cosy and use up oddments. Once you master the techniques involved it ends up being an easy knit. You have to do it your own way and in your own time is what we have discovered. Wendy has been able to use her new needles from Equipment Day and she is loving it. Sometimes you have to try it and then unpick it and try something else. You cannot get going until you are happy.

Wendy found the Nervous Knitter to be very helpful and it was that which got her truly going with her blanket. The Nervous Knitter has a good YouTube channel and then a really nice  WordPress  blog.