Thursday, 19 March 2020

The Cuboid Blanket: available in Knit Now issue 114

Hello lovely people! I have a new design out in the latest issue of Knit Now magazine (issue 114): the Cuboid Blanket. I love to play about with colour and shape in knitting, and this clever design uses simple geometric shapes to create an optical illusion.



The blanket is constructed from motifs that are worked flat then stitched together at the end. Most of the blanket is made from three-colour hexagons that use very basic intarsia. The hexagons are squared off using smaller shaped panels, and the blanket is finished with a simple crocheted border. This design is really easy to knit, and once you’ve made the first couple of hexagons, you should have the pattern memorised (or be able to work it with only an occasional glimpse at the pattern), so it’s perfect if your brain is already full with other thoughts or you want to watch TV. This is mindful knitting at its best.

The blanket is knitted in Lily Sugar ‘n Cream,* a cotton yarn that comes in a huge array of colours, so even if the sample isn’t in your colours, you should be able to choose something to suit. The blanket could easily be worked in other yarns if you’re not a fan of cotton.

Want to knit the Cuboid Blanket? You can find the pattern in issue 114 of Knit Now magazine, which is in stores in the UK now. If you live overseas (or can’t find a copy locally), you can order one online (while stocks last); alternatively, you can buy an electronic copy.

The Ravelry page for the Cuboid Blanket can be found here, should you wish to add the pattern to your queue or favourites.
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Here’s a list of all the essential details:
Sizes
Small: 98 x 100 cm
Medium: 122.5 x 158.5 cm
Large: 171.5 x 217 cm

Yarn used
Lily Sugar ’n Cream (Aran; 109m per 70.9g ball; 100% cotton)
4 (8, 14) balls each in Robins Egg 01215 (A) & Teal 01133 (B)
6 (11, 21) balls in Soft Ecru 01004 (C)

Tension
15 sts x 30 rows = 10cm measured over garter st

Needles used
5mm straight

Other supplies
5mm crochet hook
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Sizing S (M, L)
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