working on something

It’s been pretty slow on the crafting front here lately, but I do have something to share!


It’s my first knitted blanket, and it’s simple garter stitch. I got the inspiration from the Colorblock Bias Blanket by Purl Soho, but I’m not doing the diagonal stripes, just regular stripes. The colors are the ones shown in this post — it’s the KnitPicks comfy worsted. Boy howdy is it soft!

It’s going pretty slowly, as is expected from a knitted blanket versus a crocheted one, but I’m enjoying the easy repitition. It looks like it’ll be a perfect size for my cozy chair. Can’t decide if I want to do a border or not with the darkest gray… I’ll need to learn how to pick up stitches from the side of something; is it easy? I could always crochet the edging if it’s too hard to knit…

Well that’s all I’ve got for today! I hope ya’ll are doing well, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sandi Bodnar says:

    Crochet borders always look nice on a knitted blanket. Congrats on your first beautiful knitted throw!


  2. Good to hear from you and I love that project. About to make two baby versions of the Purl Soho Easy Baby blanket; the pattern is similar to what you’re doing now.

    As for picking up stitches, it seems easy enough. I think I have some instructions somewhere for balanced picking up, I’ll hunt around. If I find them I’ll send them to you on Rav.


  3. I like the idea of putting a crochet border. That way you show 2 talents!


  4. Pretty colours Hannah. πŸ™‚


  5. Your blanket is looking great. Definitely slower to knit than to crochet, but the look is different. Love your colors. I recently picked up some funky looking baby yarn to knit a blanket from the label. It’s a baby blanket, but I will make it a little bigger to be a throw over my legs when it’s cool. I need to find a 36″ circlular needle so I can get it started.


    • Thanks! Your blanket sounds really neat — can’t wait to see it! So you use circulars for knitting blankets too, huh? It seems way easier than trying to use straights or even using interchangeables with caps on the ends. πŸ™‚


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