Thanks to wonderful name suggestions from you beautiful folks on my Facebook page, the blanket was named...
It reminded me (and a few other folks) of the dress that Sally of Nightmare Before Christmas wears. The name fits. But it also looks a lot like a patchwork bunting or banner, huh? And some suggested it looks like switchbacks on a mountain trail.
I really love the unusual construction of the blanket, too. It's super rhythmic and easy to work up in sections on-the-go. Plus, once you get going, it takes no brain power--the kind of pattern you can work whilst "watching" TV or chatting with family and friends.
I chose Patons Denim-y for my yarn. It is so super soft (mostly cotton with a titch of wool and acrylic) and has a wonderful cozy weight (worsted-4) to the finished blanket. I don't often choose variegated yarns with short color-runs, but this one just really seemed to suit the stitch--it's really like a well-worn pair of jeans.
The joining of the triangles is easy-peasy, too. I like that. And because the triangles are worked in a modified dc (US) tr (UK), it works up very quickly.
I included plenty of pictures to help with the stitches--but you don't need to print them or even use them to complete the pattern as written, just a little extra help for those visual folks like me out there.
Tell me this wouldn't be fabulous in nautical colors--like pennant flags! Even in all neutral with a pop of color for the whipstitch joins and border. I think it could also be made in any weight/fiber yarn and be quite terrific.
The pattern includes:
~complete materials list including quantities and colors of yarn I used
~special stitches, notes and abbreviations sections
~thoroughly tested and complete written instructions for the full triangles, half triangles, joining and border
~a picture section with 30 captioned photos to help you through
You can snag a copy of the pattern in any of my shops:
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|Notice how terrifically tidy that border looks! I instruct you how to get it that crisp and clean in the pattern. ;)|
I'm a little giddy about a design coming soon--just waiting for photos from my photographer. Tee hee! I'll try to contain myself. I really think you'll love it! So stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram (@feltedbutton)
| On the Board | -- The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home. ~Harold B. Lee
(Very sad note: My chalkboard does not have a happy place on my porch at my new home as the porch is simply not large enough, nor covered. Sadly, I think I need to find it a new home. But I have decided to continue with my "On the Board" quotes at the end of my posts to spread some cheer, hope and good thoughts. Blessings to you!)
Toodle-oo and hugs to you.