Sorry for the drought of posts recently, I have been busy prepping for a rather exciting trip - more of that later. For now, I bring you a knitted lap-blanket I made for my nan's birthday. I'm hoping it will keep her snug when she sits on her patio as the cool summer evenings draw in. I knitted it up in a bamboo/wool blend, so its super soft. Not quite sure what went on when I was picking skeins of wool though - my current obsession with mustard, blue and grey is erring on the unhealthy ...
Anyhow, for other stick and wool wielders out there, I used the following pattern to get my chevrons:
cast on a multiple of 12 stitches, plus 3 stitches to balance the pattern and work as follows ...
Row 1: (RS) k1, k2tog, *k4, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k4, sl next 2 sts tog as if to knit, k1, psso (double decrease); rep from * to last 3 sts, end ssk, k1
Row 2: Knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern
** I used hot mustard (174) & scooby blue (121) for the contrasting chevrons and warm grey (170) for the body. It took roughly 2 balls of each colour to make the full blanket **