Cottage Blankets by Michele DuNaier
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Cottage Blankets

May 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
5.0 mm (H)
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4 PATTERNS INCLUDED: Square, Rectangle, Circular and Motifs!
These are not frilly, lacy blankets with gaping holes to let in the chill โ€“ nor ugly plain horse blankets fit for animal husbandry or furniture moving. (But you could make a pet blanket!)

They are warm yet beautiful, with interesting texture - easy and quick to make. No large holes to snare wee onesโ€™ fingers and toes; sideways shells close the gap. Not so complicated you will give up in frustration, yet interesting enough to keep you going for โ€œone more round!โ€

Make them in solids, or stripes, or edge them with a lovely contrasting color. The edging is no different than the other rounds; the only difference is the color you bring to it, and that last round preserves the patternโ€™s natural saw tooth edge, for a โ€œshow offโ€ finish.

Choose your yarn weight โ€“ any will do, and choose your color, size and pattern. All will work out beautifully, so letโ€™s get going!

Suggested color patterns (other than a single color):

  • Near the last few rounds, work a round of a contrasting color, then switch back to Main Color for the remaining rounds
  • Vary the last few rounds with contrasting color(s)
  • Stripe the entire blanket using two colors
  • Make a rainbow blanket with stripes in a variety of colors
  • Scrap Blanket: use up partial skeins in your stash by changing to a new color when each skein runs out