February is a month of love and romance, and what better to celebrate this month, than to show your love to someone with a hand made cozy gift!
Presenting – The Hearts of Love Blanket, a simple easy and beautiful blanket pattern made with the technique of Hand Knitting. it is a very simple and easy Fair Isle Design knit blanket made with basic colour work in hand knitting. If you know how to pull up loops you got this in a snap! Scroll down for the free chart pattern on how to make this coziest blanket.
Knitting as a techinique might seem very overwhelming for a newbie like me, with two needles and traditional vs continental style. But Hand Knitting is an extremely easy and simple technique, which doesn’t require any tools at all. All you need are your fingers!! Scroll down for the pattern!
If you want to learn the technique of hand knitting, check out the video tutorial in my previous post HERE.
This is my first blanket design and I wanted to keep it something simple and beautiful. Ever since Pradhan Embroidery Stores launched the bulky weight Chenille Yarn, my mind has been flooded with designs using that yarn. The yarn is super soft and squishy, making it perfect for cozy blanket designs. And the bulky weight makes it a very quick make!
I have been seeing Fair Isle patterns in knitting quite a lot nowadays and am totally mesmerised with it! So, ofcourse I had to make a Fair isle fade design pattern. It was quite challenging at first, in terms of planning the colours and deciding the fade rows. A lot of frogging ensued, but in the end, I achieved the result I wanted and it has come out more gorgeous than what I had expected!
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You can grab the Ad free PDF Pattern on Ravelry HERE.
Know more about the design
The Hearts of Love Blanket pattern is so versatile and the colour combinations possibilities are endless! the pattern size is designed as a lapghan, perfect for the cozy winters to keep your legs warm. It can also be used as Baby Blanket or a couch throw!
It is a bottom up constructed blanket, with simple Fair isle colourwork and comes with 2 video tutorials for the techniques! Check out my previous blog posts for Hand Knitting and colourwork to watch the video tutorials!
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THE HEARTS OF LOVE BLANKET PATTERN
• Bernat Blanket / Lion brand I want to make a Blankie / Chenille yarn from Pradhan Embroidery Stores. Chunky yarn – super Bulky Weight 6.
• Yardage required – 120 mts / 130 yards of any super bulky weight 6 yarn for colour A, 60 mts / 65 yards of any super bulky weight 6 yarn for colour B.
• The sample is made in the shades light pink as colour A and Pink as colour B.
• No hooks needed, just use your fingers.
• Scissors or yarn snipers.
• Measuring tape
• Yarn needle to weave in ends.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
GAUGE: 4.5” x 4.5” swatch in knit stitch is 5 st x 7 rows with medium tension.
SIZING MEASUREMENTS: 30” wide by 40” long.
HAND KNITTING TUTORIAL:
You can check out my previous blog post for the video for the hand knitting tutorial HERE.
You can check out my previous blog post on how to do colour work in the hand knitting technique HERE.
- The first loop on the hook counts as one stitch/loop.
- Try to keep all loops of the same size, else stitches will not be uniform.
- This blanket is constructed from bottom up.
- Stitch count is mentioned in parenthesis as [#] at end of row.
With Colour B Chain 37.
Row 1: Pick up loops in each of the chains. (37 loops)
Row 2: Pick up loops through each of the existing loops of the previous row. (37 loops)
Row 3 – 10: Repeat row 2. (37 loops)
You can refer to the chart for the colourwork rows also OR Scroll down for the written instructions.
Row 11: Starting with colour A, pick up loops alternating in colours of Colour A and Colour B. (37 loops)
Row 12: Starting with colour B, pick up loops alternating in colours of Colour A and Colour B. (37 loops)
Row 13: Repeat Row 11.
Row 14: Repeat Row 12.
Row 15: Starting with colour B, *Pick up one loop in colour B, 2 loops in colour A*, Repeat from * to * till the last stitch, Pick up loop in colour B in the last stitch. (37 loops).
Row 16: Repeat row 11. (37 loops)
Row 17: With colour A, Repeat row 2. (37 loops)
Row 18: Starting with Colour A, pick up 2 loops, *pick up one loop in colour B, 3 loops in colour A*, Repeat * to * till the end with the last set having only 2 loops of colour A. ( 37 loops)
Row 19: Repeat Row 17. (37 loops)
Row 20: Starting with Colour B, *pick up one loop in colour B, 3 loops in colour A*, Repeat * to * till the end with the last loop in colour B. (37 loops)
Row 21 – 22: Repeat row 17 and 18. (37 loops)
Row 23 – 24: Repeat row 17 and 20. (37 loops)
Row 25 – 26: Repeat row 17. (37 loops)
Row 27: Repeat row 18. (37 loops)
Row 28 – 29: Repeat row 17. (37 loops)
Row 30: Repeat row 20. (37 loops)
Row 31 – 32: Repeat row 17. (37 loops)
Row 33: Repeat row 18. (37 loops)
Row 34 – 36: Repeat row 17. (37 loops) carrying over the colour B in row 36 to the other side.
Row 37: Repeat row 20. (37 loops)
Row 38 – 40: Repeat row 17. (37 loops)
Row 41: Repeat row 18. (37 loops)
Row 42 – 45: Repeat row 17. (37 loops)
Row 46: Starting with colour A, pick up 4 loops, *pick up one loop in colour B, 3 loops in colour A*, Repeat * to * till the last stitch, pick up one loop in colour A in the last st. (37 loops)
Row 47 – 50: Repeat row 17. (37 loops)
Row 51: Starting with colour A, pick up 6 loops, *pick up one loop in colour B, 3 loops in colour A*, Repeat * to * till the last 3 sts, pick up 3 loops in colour A in the last 3 sts. (37 loops)
Row 52 – 60: Repeat row 17. (37 loops)
Row 61: Bind off row – pull up loops into the next 2 stitches, take the second loop through the first loop. Now pull up a new loop in the next stitch and take the loop through the previous st. Continue till there is only one loop left. Ch1 and fasten off.
Refer the video tutorial for the bind off HERE.
And you are done!! Flaunt your new Hearts of love Blanket!!
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