Diamond blanket

Created by: Christine L

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    This is a fun and easy pattern. I learned a new technique - how to do a cable without a cable needle. One comment about the pattern: I made the top border per the pattern directions and made 5 garter ridges. But this narrow border wants to fold towards the right side of the blanket. When I got down to the bottom border, I made 10 garter ridges and the folding problem disappeared. Now for a comment about the yarn. This yarn is a bit weird. It's cotton, but amazingly stretchy. The strand of yarn is a woven cotton cover over a polyester core. Very easy to work with, BUT I was stumped about how to gracefully join a new ball. Ended up tying knots!!!!

    Yarns

    Needles & Hooks

    • Circular 5.50mm (US 9) 80cm

    Accessories

    • Tapestry Needle

    Measurements

    54 inches X 54 inches

    Notes: The pattern provides guidance on how to determine yarn requirements for a larger size.

    Tags

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Aug 1, 2017 Finished on: Feb 5, 2018
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    3 Comments

    • Alison B

      Portsoy

      Lovely blanket,nice colour too :)
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    • Milann D

      Very pretty. Looks complicated, but maybe not after the pattern is established. The pattern makes me think of argyle socks/sweaters.
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      • Christine L

        Thank you. It really isn't tricky at all once you get into the rhythm of it, and it goes very fast once you get the hang of doing cables without a cable needle. And you can make it any size at all, just add or subtract rows of diamonds to the length or width.
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