Free Blanky Patterns

These 3 patterns of Friendship blanky will be available for free until August 7th.

They can be knit (instructions written & charted),

or crochet (instructions not included, substitute stitches to single crochet).

You can easily make them into a shawl or a pillow.

In the “A matter of interpretation” pattern, you will color the chart in the way you wish to knit it, test by knitting a small block, then knit it in one piece. It may look like this:

or like this:

“Friendship Blanky blocks” pattern is knit as single blocks then sewn together. It is meant for a little fun when you are traveling etc.

The ‘Friendship Blankey, Textured” pattern is done in one piece and single color:

Enjoy 🙂

Mossing around

This pattern is a part of Elfy book 2 (not in print yet). In the story the blanket is knitted by 2 mushrooms out of moss, for their good friend Elfy.

I tried different ways (see below), but the above is my favorite. The most difficult part was to knit shapes that are more natural, and not round perfect circles.

The border is seed st, background in reverse st.st. and the circles are double stranded with the background yarn.

 

 

 

Fuzzy trees, Gator Lake, Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, SC

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The area of Gator Lake is magical, even a bit spooky: the light is always special, no matter what time a day, the trees – magnificent. The photo above is far from doing it justice.

The knitted picture is a re-knitting of a pattern I did years ago, called ‘Fuzzy Trees’. The pattern is a bit involved, but made easier by knitting sideways (so the trees are just stripes). I tried to start with extreme colored shadows, and moving to very similar shades of light & dark on the ground, but could not resist making the tree still bold in color.

Hope you like it…

 

Lily-Silly, pattern for knitted picture

I can not resist Water Lilies. I am totally infatuated with them. When my husband and I go to Brookgreen gardens, he can have the camera for forever – until we get to the Lily pond. There, the camera is all mine. They are spectacular.

This chart however is based on Water Lilies at Long Lake, Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

If it seems complicated – it isn’t. Most people who tested it finished their picture in 4 days (unless they started unraveling – big no-no!), and immediately started another one.

Here is my last version of it, with embroidery to enhance the Lilies:

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Knit level: knit in st.st with mixture of carrying yarn & using it locally (stranding & intarsia).

Pattern includes: chart, knitting-aid notes, how to fix mistakes, and how to mount/hang the picture. (embroidery instructions are not included – get creative and show me what YOU can do!).

Pattern is available in my Etsy shop: LittleBabas

and on Ravelry: PictureKnitting