Eamon Blanket by Debra Kinsey Knits
The Eamon Blanket is an easy knitting project. It uses a couple of easy knitting techniques to create a beautifully finished blanket.
The blanket is knitted in eight strips and joined using mattress stitch. The strips consist of eight blocks of colour with an off-centre textured pattern adding an extra element of interest. The strips begin with a provisional cast on and the stitches at the other end are left on a thread. The side borders are picked up and knitted out in garter stitch. The top and bottom borders are worked across the live stitches left at top and bottom after the strips are joined. The borders have mitred corners, which are flat-seamed to create a neat finish.
There are four colours used in this blanket, but you could also use just two or three colours. The pattern stitch can be worked from the chart or the written instructions.
Length and width (pre-blocking) approx 92cm [36ins]
Length and width (after blocking) approx 102cm [40ins]
Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton 8 ply
[100% Australian Superfine Merino]
65g/2¼oz balls [130 metres/142 yards]
Colour A: 5 balls or approx 650 metres [710 yards]
Colour B: 2 balls or approx 260 metres [284 yards]
Colour C: 2 balls or approx 260 metres [284 yards]
Colour D: 2 balls or approx 260 metres [284 yards]
The border is knitted in Colour A. If you wish to make the border in Colour B, C or D you will need 3 balls more of that colour and only 2 balls of Colour A.
In the blanket pictured, the following colours were used: Colour A (smoke shade 43), Colour B (silver shade 68), Colour C (forest shade 57) and (stone shade 05).