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21 february, 2007

I'm inspired by the blankets -- here and here -- that Alison has been knitting based on the book, Sarah Dallas Knitting.  I love the simplicity of the blocks of color and the crispness of the knit/purl pattern variations.

For today's swatches I started with the Double Broken Rib stitch pattern -- pink.  Then decided to offset the purl blocks -- yellow.  Then decided to change the scale -- tan.  Click here for a detail.

I can envision a variation on the Modern Log Cabin blanket -- Mason Dixon Knitting -- with the blocks knit in different knit/purl pattern variations.  Hmmm, what is it with me and blankets recently!?

Yarn: Tahki's Cotton Classic -- love this yarn   
Needles: US 6
Gauge: About 5.75 stitches per inch in knit/purl pattern
Stitch: Pink: Double Broken Rib.  Yellow: variation on pink with purl blocks offset.  Tan:  variation on yellow with a change of scale.
Source: Double Broken Rib is from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns page 12.  Other variations were unvented from the first, but I'm sure are well known, existing stitch patterns.

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It's the cold...the cold makes us want special cuddly blankets.

Posted by: ninaclock | Feb 22, 2007 7:20:33 AM

Broken rib and basketweave type knitting patterns are some of my favorite to knit and look at. I think your blanket idea sounds great.

Vogue Stitchionary Vol 1 has a pattern called "piecrust" that I really like. I want to knit it into a scarf, but I think I would really need to cast on the length and then knit to the desired width. For some reason, knitting a small number of really long rows seems much more onerous than knitting a zillion shorter rows. So much for my logical, science-trained mind!

Posted by: Brenda | Feb 22, 2007 9:22:49 AM

I also was admiring her blankets! It must be the cold weather or something. Your colors are pretty and your swatches, as usual, inspiring!

Posted by: the rachface | Feb 22, 2007 12:51:24 PM

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