2015 designs , cables and textured knitting , designing fun , family , home accessories , Lace knitting , yarn suggestions
The blanket I designed for my favorite niece named Jillian, who will marry the love of her life just after the First of the Year!
The lace/eyelet hearts grow slowly as the blanket gets bigger … and to keep the knitting even more fun, I added cabled “spokes” between the hearts to symbolize their lives being intertwined.
Altho this is big … it actually knits up pretty fast using US#11 needles and a bulky, cotton yarn (sample used 13 skeins of Knit Picks Billow in natural). You could also make this in a bulky wool or alpaca … just make sure the yarn used is light and airy, else the blanket will be heavy to knit!
Directions for this beauty are charted and written out.