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”
I had to laugh at the concept of comfort knitting – I struggle so much with knitting it could never be a comfort!
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.
I look forward to see what you have on your needles!
Looking good 🙂
I’m hopeless at knitting… both my Mum and my Nan tried to teach me when I was younger!
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!