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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Sunburst, Baby Blanket

This blanket has been in the planing for a while. Then the Baby’s Mom called to say the shower will be in the end of that week and I started knitting as fast as I could, finishing one hour before the shower…

The blanket is double knitted, see the other side below. Originally I planned to make it into a pattern, but it will need a lot of polishing before I can do that, and I think I will just leave it at that. The name ‘Sunburst’ was given by the Baby’s aunt, and I like it a lot.

My Ocean of Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am still in the mode of making Baby blanket patterns. The square one is approx. 32″x32″ knitted with #15US/9mm, and I enjoyed it a lot.

The smaller one is a stroller blanket 20″x23″. It was knitted with the same chart, but needles #7US and thinner yarn. I knitted that one just to test the chart for a beginner pdf pattern of it, and have to admit it was a bit boring … No action for miles of stretching sand… But it is perfect for people who begin knitting with color.  The darker blue is because I run out of yarn, and I think it makes the scene look like a river rather than an ocean. That makes me want to knit it again with variegated greens for trees on the other side, and now you see how I move from one pattern to the next without a break…

Both Patterns are available on my website http://www.pictureknitting.com/charts.html (for $2.99)

On etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/99522359/my-ocean-of-love-pdf-pattern-for-baby

and on ravelry.