Noughts + Crosses by Debra Kinsey Knits
The Noughts + Crosses Blanket is a wonderfully textured blanket with a unique
construction and quirky design detail. It is an eye
-catching gift knit for that
special baby. It is designed with the knitter in mind, with great attention to
small details and simple and tidy finishing.
Four separate wedges, beginning with the outer contrasting edging, are worked
backwards and forwards in rows. The sides of the wedges are joined using
mattress stitch, then the centre is completed over six rounds.
The edging of
‘noughts’ is a modified feather and fan stitch pattern with
stitches cast off and cast on to create large holes. The textured pattern of
simple crosses is worked into the shaping sequence and is easily memorised. The
fashioned decreasing worked along the sides creates an easy sewing edge,
perfect for mattress stitch.
The blanket can be worked in two or five colours: with the contrast edging in a
single colour or each side edging in a different colour.
Noughts + Crosses requires intermediate knitting skills.
It measures approx 84