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Tremblant Baby Blanket

Last week there was some show and tell here concerning our new knit pattern Baby Harem. It’s  part of  The Knit Cafe’s recently released series of patterns – Wee Collection Fall 2014.  Today I would like to introduce the Tremblant Blanket from the same collection.

triangle blanket

This blanket was named for it’s geometric stitch pattern which resembles mountain peaks.  Knit in creamy white it brings to mind the snow covered ski runs in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

triangle blanket

The body of the blanket is knit all in one with knits and purls defining the triangle texture. The border is knit on after using a pick up and knit technique. triangle blanket schematic crop

Make the blanket your own in the picking and choosing of the four contrast colours that border the blanket.

tremblant blanket

The aran weight yarn makes this blanket thick and cushioned. We used Cascade128 which is a wonderfully soft merino that is machine washable too!

Check out the TREMBLANT BLANKET and the rest of our Wee Collection Fall 2014 and more Knit Cafe patterns to boot in our Ravelry store HERE.

Craftily yours
Kristin

mix and match

How about this wonderful project by Miss Edie Kim?

edie's cowlIt’s the Knit Cafe’s Mondo Neck Cozy pattern made with Madelinetosh ASAP and some delectable additions that come care of Koigu skeinettes

edie'e cowl 2

Edie is an excellent “maker of things”.  She is always quick to let inspiration take over and tinker with an idea till it becomes a one of a kind enterprise.
Her version of the Mondo Neck Cozy uses extra big Madelinetosh ASAP, which is a soft merino wool that is so comfortable to wear, and mixes it with a happy selection of mini skeins to add pops of colour and texture.

koigu mini skeins

Blending colours and textures by knitting with several strands of yarn held together is an easy and instantaneous way of creating a unique fabric.  It’s incredibly fun to do  and so straightforward a new knitter will be able to do it with neither fuss nor fighting.

koigu mini skeins

Edie blended a neutral with a selection of her favourite colours of mini skeins to amazing effect, but the possibilities of colour combos for this project are indeed endless!

burlyspun

Edie’s colour choice “Paper” is in amongst the small amount of the ASAP we have left on the shelves.  We also have a wonderful crop of Brown Sheep Burly Spun which includes this delicious sunshine colour called “Lemon Drop” (one of my personal favourites). Mix it up with your own crackle and pops of colour for your version of the Mondo Neck Cozy!

mondo

Mondo Neck Cozy Pattern

The Mondo Neck Cozy is a fast and easy project, but I encourage you to try blending colours and fibres in other future projects.  It’s a gas!

Craftily yours
Kristin