Ridges and Checkers Textured Knit Blanket was Michelle Joy’s 2022 textured release for avid fans of knitting fun baby (knee) blankets!
Bringing in the playful Pally-lally grams and structured Checkers, it follows the same design concept as the original Textured Knit Blanket; with 4 panels of texture to keep you on a knitting adventure! Choose 4 different colours, alternating colours like the featured piece OR even knit all in one colour – you decide.
All the Texture Knit Blanket Knit Kit Colour Options:
Pattern Level: Intermediate
Estimated Knit Time: 4 to 10 hours
Wool: Sumptuous; blend of NZ Alpaca and NZ Polwarth Wool
Needles: 5mm, can be knit on straights or circulars with 60 to 80cm cable
Skills: Knit, purl, cast on, cast off, following a pattern of knit and purl stitches, changing colour
Pattern by: Michelle Joy (Stewart), written in a less traditional style to be less technical and give the crafter room to adjust the fit and style
This blanket is knit one ball at a time, with the borders made as you go. The design uses fun texture patterns that combine knit and purl stitches (the patterns are not especially technical) and is a great design for a knitter who enjoys creative textures. As a knit it is very pleasing to work the colours and a variety of designs as it keeps the journey interesting with each change. No sewing required (just your ends).
See the full range of Sumptuous here
This pattern is suitable for advancing beginners / intermediate knitters that enjoy creative textures using knit and purl; those comfortable following a pattern, cast on and off