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Comfort Knitting

A while back I posted about my latest craft projects. One of my starts was some knitting, in this case a blanket and I had failed to mention the book it came from actually I could not remember as my mum had bought it. Well it is this book as pictured above Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans, the pattern I chose is actually featured on the front cover, the second one up from the bottom. It is a simple basketweave pattern; knit 4, purl 4 and I have decided to work it in strips of knitting which can then be sewn together rather than casting on the full 252 stitches, it also means that I can use different colours.

The wool I have chosen is Hayfield Bonus Aran in Purple Heather as you can see from the picture it is a large ball! I intend to see how much I can get out of this one ball before I go and invest in more.  Then I will have to decide what the next colour will be, probably a cream colour and then perhaps a pink then back to the purple. Here is the colour chart which I found online, plenty to chose from. I need to keep to the same brand of wool, otherwise I could end up with the pattern all over the place, because of the different tension that the wool can give you.

Here is a picture of some of what I have done so far, plus a close up of the pattern and the lovely colour of the wool,

This measures about 20 inches and comparing it to the bought blankets I have at home I have another 30 inches to  go. So I will leave this post here and carry on knitting it has been easy to follow whilst getting into the new series of Strictly and I do not have to concentrate as much, especially as I have been feeling poorly. I have not forgotten my cross stitching and have had made some progress on my Waxing Moon Summer and perhaps there will be a picture soon.

5 thoughts on “Comfort Knitting

  1. I had to laugh at the concept of comfort knitting – I struggle so much with knitting it could never be a comfort!

  2. Lovely colours, and I find basketweave relaxing too. I think that knitting wool is expensive nowadays but it’s getting on for my knitting season now and I’ll have something on the needles soon too.

  3. Sounds like its going to be a beautiful blanket can’t wait to see the finished result….my own poor knitting seemed to have come to a crashing halt! But hopefully will get back into as the dark nights draw in and spend a bit more time in front of the telly also watching Strictly!

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