Yarn Play – free knit pattern

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This pattern is available as a free download

This is a fun & easy way to work with color: it’s not exactly intarsia, nor stranding.
Start with 5 yarns and drop them in place as you CO.
Continue by playing with the yarns as you knit, moving them here and there to your heart’s delight.
Then, pick up all the yarns as you BO to create the fringe on the other side.
In the end, there is no finishing work to do,
no tails to weave in, just comfortably snuggling into it.

• THERE IS NO NEED TO STRAND or TWIST YARNS,
instead use the ds st is a color switching point. After knitting it, you have a choice between 2 colors: would you like to continue with this yarn or the other? That’s what gives the freedom and ease of color in this pattern.
The more freely you use this ability to switch color at a whim, the more fun and unique your shawl will be.

I made it into shawls and scarves, but it is perfect for a pet blanket or lapghan/afghan.

Beginner: just do it all in garter st and don’t worry.
Advanced: use it as a base to do different patterns on.

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Cat Too, baby blanket

This pattern is available for $4.50 USD buy it now

Easy to knit, fast, and much fun Baby Blanket.

The beauty of this pattern is the easy flow of colors within the cat. That flow creates a certain feeling in the piece.
This technique continues exploring knitting with 3 yarns (the change in yellow was just me changing yarns mid-way).

Needles # 15 US for a baby blanket, or use sm-med size needles (and yarn to match) and make it into a wall hanging.
General instructions for how to make a wall hanging are included.

Yarns: use bulky/super bulky or double strand worsted weight.
Light color: Approx. 237 y/216m.
Dark:. Approx. 203 y/185m.
Cat only:. Approx. 30y/27m.
Gauge is not crucial, approx. 8sts X 12r.

For beginners: skip the border and add it later.

Below is the original one I made (not the one the pattern is made for):

front                                                                         back

 

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Fun, easy to knit wall hanging for a child’s room, someone who loves cats, or someone that just lost one.
The pattern includes photo instructions for how to finish & mount your picture, from my book ‘Color & Picture Knitting’.

Use needles & yarns of your choice, and your cat will be individualized. For a child’s room I would make the cat of all the little left over yarn and have it be purple pink, blue +++.

With needles #9, you will need approx:
Black – 55 y
Cat – 50 y
White – 75 y.

The chart is based on 3 yarn technique:
k a row with A,
next drop A & k/p row B
next drop B,k/p C, and back to A.Repeat…
That’s the base of it, and the cat, like a prism, separate it to the 3 colors it is.

It’s a very easy knit, and feel free to
ADD THE WHISKERS!