Thursday, April 26, 2012

Little Miss Oni Blanket.

Many of you are aware of our long-standing obsession with a certain iconic Italian designer. You know, the one that's famous for chevron patterns, and was recently featured at Target, thereby crashing target.com in a matter of hours?  Yeah, that one. Well, never one to settle for a boring afghan, our own Mr. Gene has designed an homage to said Italian designer, in baby blanket form. And thus, we present to you...the Little Miss Oni Blanket.


What's more, Gene has generously agreed to share said pattern on our humble little blog. And here it is now!
Little Miss Oni Blanket
Materials: Size 10.5 32" circular needles
Berroco Comfort Chunky or Vintage Chunky, 1 skein black plus 1 skein each of 6 different colors
Directions: Cast on 125 sts with black yarn. Work 6 rows garter stitch (knit every row). Begin Chevron Pattern using the color sequence below.
Chevron Pattern
Row 1: knit 4, *kfb, k4, sl1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k4, kfb* repeat from * to * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 2: knit 4, purl to last 4 sts, k4
Color sequence:
10 rows color A
10 rows color B
2 rows black
6 rows color C
6 rows color D
Repeat C/D section 2 more times (24 rows)
2 rows black
4 rows color E
4 rows color F
Repeat E/F section 4 more times (32 rows)
2 rows black
10 rows color A
10 rows color B
Finish with 6 rows garter stitch in black.  Weave in ends.  Single crochet a border up the sides of the blanket in black.  Weave in tails and you're done!
Now, don't be misled by the title...one of the many beauties of this blanket is that it is equally suitable for a Little Mister Oni. And it's so much fun to pick your colors! Don't stress about it...just choose what strikes you. The nice thing about this color sequence is that it makes almost any colors look like they were meant to be together. Here are a couple different combos, side by side:


And here is Jennifer, creator of the blue version:


Loops has an ever-expanding array of soft, washable, dryable Comfort Chunky and Vintage Chunky to choose from. Shop our online store or pop into either of our locations and we'll help you play with different combinations. We love doing that! And the best thing about this pattern? It's chunky yarn, so before you know it, you'll be Little Miss Finished!

- Shelley
shop online at loopsknitting.com

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read it, Shelley. Just so you know.

Thanks for your blogs!

Kristin

April 26, 2012 at 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Della said...

I'm not one for knitting blankets... but this one is tempting. Dang that Gene

April 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Nathaly Rud said...

Really awesome blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas to us. I am into knitting and I love it.

June 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

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