Run Rings Round
If you like unconventional construction this could be the blanket for you. If you don't like picking up stitches then you should stop reading now.
The design consists of a series of concentric circles. It is up to you how many circles you make so it could be anything from a cushion to a large rug or throw. The main version shown is 110 cm (44”) in diameter.
Half of the circles are worked backwards and forwards on long circular needles and create circles of garter stitch ridges (There are a lot of stitches by the time you get to the outside edge.)
The other circles are worked as short ‘spokes’ radiating out. For these circles there are no more than ten stitches on the needle at a time.
To show the construction to best effect you will need one ‘colour-changing’ yarn and one or more solid yarns to tone with it. Colour-changing yarns vary a lot so will give different effects.
Designed by mathekniticians Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer