I wanted to challenge myself with some new patterns, and so found a pattern for a blanket that produced a cable effect that I’ve only previously associated with knitting.
I had a good look around the internet and on Ravelry and decided on the “Cable your Love” Blanket by Nirmal Khalsa which you can find on Ravelry.
My original plan was to make an entire blanket in one colour, which I’ve never done before. But half way through making it, I had to put the project on hold and whip up a baby blanket for someone who’s baby had arrived early (i.e. I hadn’t yet made their blanket). I used some of the yellow yarn, and knew that I wasn’t going to have enough to finish the Cable stitch blanket. I couldn’t risk buying some more and having a different batch that didn’t quite match…something that is really obvious when it’s all one colour. So, I added two white panels, and as far as the stitches went, the end result was that only the middle panel was according to the pattern. I just mixed and matched the cable stitches from the pattern for the thinner panels.
I hemmed it with a simple *dc 2, ch 2, dc 2* in every 4th stitch, then a second row of single crochets.
The final product was quite a heavy blanket, which is really only one sided. It was great to give something new a go, and initially I did find it quite challenging so mission accomplished! 🙂