Certainly there's nothing quite so invigorating as trying to walk on the shingle shore of Brighton against a gale force wind and then retreating laughing and salt‐encrusted to a local café for a most necessary cup of tea with some scones and jam.
I am continuing my blogpost series on the idea of “Summer and Winter” – thinking about pairs of knitting patterns, one for the summer and one for the winter. In the first blogpost I looked at two lengthwise knit scarves, one with a pretty lengthwise openwork patterning running along the length of the scarf, and the second a warm, chunky men’s scarf with a contrast-coloured edge.
Today, I’m going to look at a pair of blankets, one which would be perfect for a cool evening at the beach hut, and another for when you are sitting in front of a roaring fire in your winter log cabin.
The blanket is worked in a soft wool mix yarn and features a riot of colours, with rich blues, oranges and naturals echoing the colours of the sun shades dotting the gulf shore‐line.
The blanket uses a reversible stitch, Banded Bamboo, from our book Reversible Knitting Stitches. This is a lovely stitch pattern and resembles the growing pattern on tall stalks of bamboo. The knitted fabric is flexible and warm – just perfect for a summer evening throw.
Anna took up her needles, selected some soft, chunky yarn and produced a blanket that kept him warm during the remainder of his stay. The blanket is called the Laurie Blanket in his memory.
Both blankets are reversible and are a good size for a handy throw to keep you toasty warm. For information about the Siesta Beach Blanket please click here, and for the Laurie Blanket, then please click here. Both patterns are available for instant download from Anna’s Ravelry store so you can started with your knitting today!
Until next time – Happy Knitting!
Last blogpost: A new scarf for men – the Cambourne Scarf
Next Up: Stripes for Summer and Winter
Our book: Reversible Knitting Stitches
My Website: www.wyndlestrawdesigns.com
Many thanks to my husband Tim for his photo of the walkway to Siesta Key Beach. To see more of his wonderful photos, please see his Flickr site.
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