Ready for the New Year, we’ve found a blanket for every occasion!
Worked in the gorgeous shade Thistle, this beautiful blanket is just the thing to keep your little one warm and cosy this winter. The choice of yarn (Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ) is a stroke of genius. Available in 24 attractive shades, super-soft and incredibly chunky, this fibre is a brilliant option for quick knits. What’s more, the pattern itself is a free download from LoveCrafts, so thrifty knitters will have something to celebrate!
If you are a sentimental knitter who loves working on extra special makes, you are going to fall in love with this memory blanket. Knitted using leftover yarns, this gorgeous design has been produced by Georgie Nicolson and represents the journey her children have been on - each square captures the places they have explored, the emotions they have felt and the experiences they have shared. The pattern is seamless, modular and a free download from LoveCrafts.
How fun is this Traffic-themed Throw! Perfect from playrooms and designed with intermediate knitters in mind, it has been worked in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. If your little one feels the need for speed and simply adores cars, trucks and lorries, they are going to be delighted with this fantastic project! This blanket is also a free download from LoveCrafts.
Designed by LK favourite Lynne Rowe, The Emeline Mindful blanket combines rhythmic knitting with mindfulness techniques. Move through this gorgeous pattern and enter into a meditative state as you begin to relax and unwind. You can purchase a physical copy of the pattern for £2.69 from Deramores or you can purchase the pattern and yarn for £72.
Kate Rowell has used Cygnet Yarns’ Mythically Chunky fibre to create a beautiful blanket that is bang on trend. This one is for all of the crochet fans out there and should also appeal to any crafters who enjoy over-sized pom-poms. Perfect for beginners, this super-soft blanket would look incredible in any home. The digital pattern is a free download from Deramores or the yarn and pattern costs just £27.38.
Blanket and Cushion
Helen Ardley’s simple pattern uses a great value yarn and simple stitches to make a timeless homewares set in neutral colours which will suit any lounge. The wool content in the yarn makes the set super-cosy and a joy to knit. Find the pattern at Let’s Knit.
This gorgeous knitted picnic blanket by Sian Brown uses intarsia colourwork to create a timeless tartan effect! The blanket uses Rowan Summer Tweed and Rowan All Seasons Cotton to create a rustic effect in beautiful outdoor colours. Sausage rolls, jam sandwiches, thermal flasks full of tea – there’s nothing more idyllic than a picnic by the riverbank! Remember to twist your yarns together mid-row to prevent holes forming. This pattern is also available at Let’s Knit.