Thursday, 22 October 2015

Keeping warm

It couldn´t be delayed any longer, I had to put blankets on the beds and get out the lap rugs.  I dislike the cold and while my friends here still sport short sleeves, I´m wrapped in a sweater and could easily start putting the heating on in the evenings.
  In the wardrobe I found this cosy little blanket that I knitted a few years back.

At the time I wanted to use up my oddments of wool and decided to make a green blanket for myself and a blue one for my mum in law.

I used different stitches for each square and had to juggle a bit with the number of stitches used so to get the pattern and measurements correct.

I made a note of some of the stitches I used, diagonal weave, knotted rib, cable, granite relief, drewdrop, double moss, diamond, puff rib, drop stitch, two colour star, horseshoe, eyelet, seeded rib, andaluz, continuous braid, tile, nosegay, gulls wings, rows of jewels, bamboo and winding trail.

After joining all the squares, I crocheted a small edging.

Perfect for the cooler evenings.  Thank you for visiting,



  1. Oh Sheryl I'm in awe of your knitting. That blanket is absolutely beautiful. I'm with you on the cold, can't stand it.

  2. Dear Sheryl,
    the blanket is absolutly beautiful, what a neat idea. Perfect knitting and croche.

  3. What a beautiful blanket!
    Very nice with all the different stitches.

    Have a nice and cosy evening,

  4. It's lovely,so many beautiful stitches together, like a teaching lesson,for all of us!AriadnefromGreece!

  5. Your blanket is beautiful Sheryl! I am sure it keeps you nice and cosy! I hate the cold too! Christine x

  6. What a beautiful blanket Sheryl, , our blankets are out too and heating well and truly on. Lovely to snuggle up with something so pretty

  7. Sheryl, your quilt is beautiful!
    And to her cup of tea = excellent, it looks !!!
    I have also getting cold feet :-)))

  8. Beautiful, I love the variety of stitches you used.

  9. It's a lovely quilt. I love the different shades and textures

  10. Lovely blanket. I like how just decided on your own to do different stitches without a pattern to guide you. Looks so perfect. I hate to see the cold weather days too. Summer is never long enough for me!

  11. That's a very pretty blanket, I just love all the different stitches you've used. It's a great way to knit up those odds and ends that otherwise would just sit.

  12. Awesome, the colors are perfect. The different stitches make the blanket.

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  13. How pretty is your blanket. I love the varying greens with the white AND the patterns are all gorgeous. The lovely crochet edge sets it off perfectly. Just the thing to ward of the chilly evenings. Very clever knitting, Sheryl.

  14. Really beautiful blanket Sheryl. Wonderful color combination and structure.

  15. A gorgeous blanket to keep anyone cosy and warm !
    Have a lovely weekend !

  16. What a delightful colourful finish! I'm sure the blue one must be just as lovely :)
    You are all ready for those cooler evenings now!

  17. Oh Sheryl. This is exquisite! Love all the patterns and color. It is beautiful. I can just feel the cozy warmth of snuggling under this one.

  18. Great mix of techniques and I'm almost surprised all those different greens matched well together. Nice setting and finish around the work. xxx

  19. what a beautyfull blanket, nice color too! I hope it will keep you warm the next months!
    Greetings from Holland.

  20. What a lovely blanket - I absolutely LOVE all the different stitches you used.
    Stay warm!!

  21. It's getting a little colder here too, and I've put an extra quilt on the bed, but since we have our new windows we don't seem quite as cold as we used to!

    Your blanket is gorgeous, Sheryl! All those different stitches, such patience with the sizing too! A lot of work to make, but how lovely to sit covered by it, and keeping warm in the cold evenings.

    Hope you are keeping well.

    Hugs, Barbara xx

  22. What a great idea - a sampler blanket of different knitted stitches. This would be a great project for someone who wants to learn to knit without committing to a making a garment. The blanket looks very soft and cozy!

  23. Your blanket is really lovely and clever design too. Wonderful mix of colors and textures.

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