Basketweave

Basketweave

This installment of the Crazy Quilt swatches is the Basketweave from Barbara Walker’s, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 16. Barbara opens this pattern, “This famous pattern is notable for its ease of working and handsome appearance.” So true! This pattern is easy to internalize and it looks beautiful in Paintbox Simply Chunky… Continue reading Basketweave

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German Clustered Cable

Germain Clustered Cable

Another Crazy Quilt swatch from Barbara Walker’s, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 274, the German Clustered Cable. Barbara describes the pattern as, “a simple German pattern consisting of knit-purl checks, with a single cable cross worked into each knit check.” The finished result is delightful! It has texture and interest with wavy… Continue reading German Clustered Cable

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King Charles Brocade

King Charles Brocade Swatch.

This weeks Crazy Quilt swatch is the King Charles Brocade from Barbara Walker’s, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 31. I knit this beautiful pattern in a nice dark blue from Berroco Vintage Chunky called Dungaree, color 6187. Enjoy!

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Hexagon Swatch

Hexagon Pattern Swatch

The Crazy Quilt swatch block knitting continues! In Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 67, the Hexagon Pattern is an interesting mix of colors and slip stitches. This stitch pattern is deceptively simple. The garter stitch rows are slipped in alternating checks against a smooth background of stockinette stitch. I used… Continue reading Hexagon Swatch

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Trellis With Moss Stitch

Trellis with Moss Stitch Swatch

The next Crazy Quilt swatch block is the beautiful Trellis with Moss Stitch pattern in Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 261. I used the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn in Fuchsia. It’s a descent alternative to full plastic yarns. It’s a good percentage of wool, and has a nice feel, and… Continue reading Trellis With Moss Stitch

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Staghorn Cable Swatch

Staghorn Cable Swatch Blocked

Another stitch pattern for what I’m calling my Crazy Swatch Quilt project is the Staghorn Cable from Barbara Walker’s first Treasury of Knitting Patterns. (Yes, the cable flare does bug me, and I will probably re-knit this pattern before adding to the blanket.) This one is in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky color Daffodil Yellow. The… Continue reading Staghorn Cable Swatch

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Swatch Quilt Ideas

I’m working through Barbara Walker’s first Treasury of Knitting Patterns and making some swatches. I think I’ll make them large, with a bulky yarn and maybe turn the resulting swatches into a blanket someday. Today it’s the Inverness Diamonds pattern using Berroco Vintage Chunky left-overs from my large cardigan. Nice texture. Lovely pattern. Enjoy!

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Found My Watchcap

Wool Watchcap

Cleaning out the boat I found my old watch cap (wool hat) that I made back in 2004 for an Alaska cruise. So glad to see it again! It’s in pretty good shape, and even has a few Dalmatian hairs still stuck in it (miss you Samson!). Enjoy!

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Freestyle Caps by Cheryl Andrews

Freestyle Cap

I’ve made two of the Freestyle Caps by Cheryl Andrews. It’s a fun knit. The construction of the brim doesn’t require any additional support, and the welt around the lower edge is a nice touch. It’s a hat that works well for my friend @cerberus_forge. Enjoy!

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