There is another seamless blanket pattern to add to our KAL!
It’s the Mitered Crosses Blanket!
You can also modify it to a Mitered [I]Squares[/I] Blanket, as I have done, as seen by this Square #1.
The mitered square is “framed” on all 4 sides by traditional log cabin technique.
When all “squares” have been knit, there is a seamless technique to bind them all together: the 3-needle bind off, or in this case…the 3-needle bind-together!
This square is worked with Noro Silk Garden, color 208.
It is greens, teals, greys, charcoals.
Click here to view a Mitered Crosses Blanket.
[B]The designer will donate all proceeds from the sale of downloads of this pattern to Mercy Corps (http://www.mercycorps.org/). In 2011, these donations will be designated for Japan earthquake/tsunami relief, and thereafter to support Mercy Corps’ relief work.[/B]
July 12, 2011: Total of $16,000 donated to Mercy Corps so far!
THAT is a lot of $5 pdf’s!
The designer is Kay Gardiner, one of our beloved Mason-Dixon authoresses!
[COLOR=Teal][B]NOTE: [/B][/COLOR] I have the Noro neutrals in sufficient quantity for the warm and sandy colored borders, and my Noro warm shades (for the center squares or crosses) is on its way to my home from WEBS. So I will do a traditional Mitered Crosses Blanket soon. I’ve read that the Mitered Crosses (or, Squares) are a very portable project for summer vacation, and commuting to work (as long as you’re not the driver!)
There have lots of Noro substitutions used by the Mitered Crosses knitters, with great results…so don’t feel that Noro is the only good yarn to use!
Click hereto view the Mitered Crosses projects page! To date, there are 518 blankets worked! I didn’t do a scientific count, but I’d say that most of the projects used other yarn than Noro.
I’m using Noro Kureyon instead of Silk Garden. I couldn’t find any Silk Garden neutral (#269), but even if I could…Kureyon is much less expensive when multiplied over many skeins. And whereas Silk Garden is softer, IMO Kureyon is perfectly good for a blanket.
I am going to wash, rinse/soften [U]and block[/U] all of my squares before doing the 3-needle bind-together to join them all into a blanket.
Click here to view the Mitered Crosses Group for this blanket. Lots of helpful tips and support.
Hope you like this project! It can be started and completed rather quickly, but you can easily work on it at your leisure.