Even though temperatures are still soaring, the autumn chill will be here before you know it. Why not get a head start on the cozy season and start knitting or crocheting a blanket now? Blankets can be crafted in one large piece, but they can also be constructed in a modular fashion so that each square or section can be made virtually anywhere you go, with only a ball or two of yarn with you at one time.
Today we’d like to feature a few blankets crafted by our fans. First, let’s look at the blankets that can be knit in smaller sections. NMcCullough took dedication to a new level knitting beautiful Persian Dreams blanket using many different colors of Manos del Uruguay Alegria, a sock-weight yarn. And what about statsgeek’s mind bending Kaffe Fasset Mystery Knit-a-long blanket knit in Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica? We love her choice of colors!
If you prefer crafting your blanket in one piece, check out Ravelry user CammieD’s Mosaic Blanket out of Manos del Uruguay Gloria. She said the slip stitch pattern is a lot easier than it looks and the finished blanket is pretty amazing looking! We just love armyb’s Hap Blanket knit in Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica, one of our favorite yarns for blanket-knitting turned into a classic pattern.
Our Favorite Blanket Yarn
Wool Clasica is the perfect yarn for blanket knitting and we have some exciting new colors for fall! Add Fiery, Spirulina, Taffeta, Carnival or Cincuenta to your projects to brighten them up.
Or if you prefer easier care, check out Manos del Uruguay Gloria, our 100% superwash merino wool that also has several new fall colors!
If you have your yarn ready to go but are still looking for the perfect pattern, here are a few suggestions from our catalog of designs. If you want to work in squares, why not consider Sequoia to create colorful geometric patterns? Perhaps you would prefer something stripey like Salida del Sol to add pops of color to a cozy room. Or if you’re looking for something classic where you can add fun colors, Rayas is a color block blanket knit with panels of color, edged with a neutral garter stitch border. All are knit in Wool Clasica which comes in over 70 semi-solid and variegated colorways in addition to the new colors we highlighted above.
We hope we’ve given you some inspiration to get started on those cozy blanket projects. We’d love to see your knit and crochet blankets – please share your projects to Facebook, Instagram, or Ravelry!