I had the joy of designing this blanket last spring; it’s the Impressionist Kaleidescope Blanket. The blanket is a celebration of garter stitch, and so much fun to knit!
The blanket is made up of 9 (or more) units that are all knit the same. The fun is in letting the color shading yarn work its magic. We start with a mitered square, and then add three more mitered squares, to finish the center. A log cabin style frame is worked after that. Mitered squares and log cabin work so well together; it’s a symphony in garter stitch!
The pattern is free from Knit Picks as part of their Twelve Weeks of Gifting, which they do as a run up to the holidays. (I was paid for this design, never fear. It’s free to YOU, though.) Here’s the link: Impressionist Kaleidescope Blanket. I had mentioned this to my Log Cabin Knitting class at the virtual Knit Camp at the Coast last month, and now you can download the pattern!
I have one more pattern coming in the Twelve Weeks of Gifting series; I’ll let you know when it goes live. Have fun!
If you haven’t already, check the previous post to enter to win a copy of my new book, Brioche Knit Love: 21 Skill Building Projects from Simple to Sublime. I’ll be back to showing you more designs from the book soon.
You can make something lovely out of garter stitch ?! – sure can.
Have I said before that you’re clever ..?
Of course we can! Remember Cherry Blossom Wrapture? So much garter stitch! And even prettier than the blanket…
I loved your Log Cabin class that I attended at Fir Yarns Sake. I’ve never done the brioche stitch but I am eager to learn. It is much less intimidating with your book layout from the basics to the more challenging.
Even if I don’t win your book I will certainly be buying it. I have a week with my 90 year old mother soon & plenty of time to master this stitch.
Love your blog.
Thank you Michelle!