Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Favorites 2/11: Keeping Warm

I love blankets, they keep you warm, they're snuggly and squishy.  Today's Favorites are just a very few of the patterns out there.

 Photo by Yana Ivey
I really like this plaid blanket.  It's sized as a baby blanket, but truly, any blanket could be made for a baby, child or an adult. I shared three different photos so you could see how much projects can differ.  The top photo is so clean and crisp, while the second seems soft and fuzzy.  The third photo, to me, is very masculine.  

Photos by Jared Flood (brooklyntweed)
Brooklyn Tweed strikes again!  I'm positive I've shared this pattern before, but I don't think it was on a Friday Favorites.  I'm going to have to have another Jared Flood favorites day again soon because as I was picking out patterns for the post, I came across so many of his patterns in my favorites. I've only heard amazing things about Jared Flood and his patterns.  I've not knit any of them yet, but I think this would be at the top of my list.  I had mentioned in the past that I'd like to knit this with Shelter in Faded Quilt.  That's my plan and I'm stickin' to it!

Photos by Orange Flower (sketchbook)
I am in love with this blanket.  Isn't it funny how things that are so different from one another can still be so attractive?  The Shale blanket is intricate and beautiful and vintage-feeling.  To me, this Garter Rib blanket is simple, sleek and a little modern.  I never would have thought to make the ribbing a garter ribbing.  It adds a textural/design element that I love, without getting into cables or lace or anything complicated.  The designer mentioned that she dyed some DK yarn just for this project.  I think it's beautiful. :) 

What are some of your favorites?  


  1. Those first few blankets look like they've been sewn on a sewing machine w/decorative stitching. I really like that last blanket. Good finds.

  2. My favourite has to be the plaid one! They're all gorgeous though, great finds!!