Quite a few knitters have been asking us (and asking us) since we first began to share images of this blanket, when the pattern was finally going to be available! Well Bounce is ready for you to cast on today!
This blankie has been approved by Max, by our tech editor, and by test knitters all around the world! Perhaps it is the perfect knit for your couch, or that very special baby who is coming soon?
Bounce Blanket Project Details:
Pattern: Bounce by Tin Can Knits
Sizing: Stroller (throw/crib) sized blanket measures 27 (32)” wide by 33 (43)” long. The sample shown is the throw/crib size. The blanket width can be adjusted by adding or subtracting a multiple of 12 sts (2.75”).
Yarn: DK or worsted weight yarn in MC one or more CCs
MC: 260 (400) yds or approx 15 (18) yds per stripe
CC: 480 (735) yds or approx 30 (35) yds per stripe
(crib sized sample shown in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in the ‘Sunshine and Storm’ 21-colour kit)
Suggested Needles: US#7 / 4.5mm needles (or as required to meet gauge) 24” or longer circular needle
stretch your skills
Bounce is essentially a simple heirloom piece, but it includes a couple of lace stitches that may be new to you. Well, we have named 2016 the Year to Learn Something New, and have a Knit-a-Long (#TCKnewtricksKAL) running in our Ravelry Group right now, so join us and get all the support you need.
What’s a bit tricky about this knit? Well the lace pattern is worked both on RS (right side) and on some WS (wrong side) rows. So instead of sighing into a nice long purl row, you will occasionally need to pay attention, and work a decrease that you might be unfamiliar with, the sl2tbl-p1-p2sso. This ‘wrong side’ lace happens on 2 out of the 12 pattern rows.
Fear not! We have a clear video tutorials to cover the central double decrease worked on the RS (it’s a sl2-k1-p2sso), and the central double decrease when worked on the WS (it’s a sl2tbl-p1-p2sso). I’m certain with a little patience and practice you can master these stitches, even if they are new to you!
So choose your very favourite palette and cast on to try something new today! Be careful though…much like the Vivid blanket this knit can be very addictive…
Our free gothic lace cowl (or scarf) pattern is an excellent introduction to lace knitting, and we have a step-by-step tutorial on how to read both a text and charted lace pattern. Each lace increase and decrease technique is also explained through in-depth photo and video tutorials. So grab a knit friend, and learn to knit lace today!
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