Last year I taught a block of the month class at my local store Warm ‘n Fuzzy. I really enjoyed teaching it–so much that this year I’m teaching a similar class–but this time with my own pattern! This design is a result of my OCD. I didn’t want borders around each of the squares because as nice as they look when you are knitting the squares it made me crazy that once seamed, you’d have double borders on the inside and a single boarder on the outside. I also love a good variety of stitches, but I didn’t want a blanket that would be really lacy with lots of holes in one section, and then a dense knitted fabric in another section. I also wanted a rectangular throw, so that it would long enough for me to lie on the couch and go from my chin to my toes! So…the 2015 Crazy Cabled Throw was born–each square has a cable pattern.
The class meets once a month, from February to November. From February to October we talk about knitting the squares, different ways to knit cables, knitting cables without a cable needle, and I try to convince everyone that charts are better than written directions. So far 3 block patterns have been published, and each month I update the pattern on Ravelry with another square to knit. A few more details about the pattern:
- Each block has both written and charted directions
- The patterns are all rated–they start easy and get harder as the blocks go on
- Except for the last two blocks–the patterns are all on one page. Abbreviations, chart, and written directions. This makes it great for taking on the go! Also since you’re knitting squares they are easy to fit in your knitting bag.
So, if you’re interested in knitting the throw and you can’t attend our classes in Cary, NC, no worries! You can buy the pattern online here, and join the Mari Knits Ravelry group to ask questions if you need any help! I hope to also be posting here on my blog with some tips and tricks to knitting the throw.