Painting Bricks Pastel
Finished
June 1, 2022
January 30, 2023

Painting Bricks Pastel

Project info
Painting Bricks Blanket by Stephen West
Knitting
BlanketBaby Blanket
Lap
Needles & yarn
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Brick Pattern
Berroco Ultra® Wool
Uncommon Threads Yarn in Los Altos, California
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted
Quince & Co. Lark
Rowan Cashmere
Rowan Island Blend
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
Rowan Super Fine Merino DK
Sundara Yarn Silk Worsted
Tuskenknits Cabin Dk
Notes

The pattern is so easy and simple to customize for size. There are two sizes, but for an in between size you can add or subtract 20 stitches which is one repeat, and of course you can make the length any length you want. I cast on for the smallest size but added 20 more stitches just to make it a little wider. Instead of weaving in tons of ends, make sure you hide them as you go by tucking them into the icord edging as you knit. As I recall, the pattern calls for a crochet cast on, but I used a long tail cast on, knit 4 rows garter, then started the pattern. To finish, I knit 4 rows of garter and cast off.

This is my second afghan with this pattern, both using all my worsted weight leftovers from a lifetime of knitting.

Steven West’s patterns are always easy to follow. This is a fun one to knit and if you choose to knit it with scraps like I did, I don’t know how you can go wrong. FYI, my whites don’t match; they are a mix of creams, ivory and whites.

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Finished
June 1, 2022
January 30, 2023
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  • Project created: June 8, 2022
  • Finished: January 31, 2023
  • Updated: October 22, 2023