The Sescair Blanket
Join Carol as you learn to create the snuggly Sescair Blanket and cushion.
Some knitters find blankets overwhelming, but here we create fabric blocks with cables, textured stitches and bias knitting to make a large project more manageable.
This also gives you the added bonus to learn different techniques with each fabric block!
We will also work on seaming, and a 3 needle bind off to join these fabric blocks into the final blanket.
You can let your personality shine with your choice of colour for joining the squares. You could opt for a more subtle colour option or even one colour for the vertical and another for the horizontal if you wish. It's time to have fun with the final steps and make this blanket your own.
The Sescair Cushion Cover
This uses the same mitred garter square as the blanket, but you pick up stitches around the edge to create the outer edging. This allows you to modify the size of the cover to suit the cushion you wish to cover. Finally, it finishes with a contrast colour using a 3-needle I-Cord Bind-Off. It really looks just like piping!
In this project workshop, you will find 27 step-by-step videos including:
- An introduction to Blasta yarn and how to add additional skeins with a felted join
- How to cast on for different squares
- How to fix row mistakes
- Videos for swatches row by row
- How to finish your blanket
- 3 needle bind-off
- How to lay out your squares
- Turning I-cord corners
- Working a Central Double Decrease
Carol Feller (StolenStiches.com) is a designer, teacher, and author living in Cork, Ireland. She has published just under 300 patterns and 7 books, including Short Row Knits (Pottercraft) and Contemporary Irish Knits (Wiley), and is a popular instructor on Craftsy.com with almost 400,000 students. She regularly teaches in yarn shops, fibre festivals, knitting retreats and tours, covering a wide variety of basic and advanced skills including chart reading, garment shaping, short rows, cables, and colourwork. Carol first learned to knit in primary school, and there is a strong history of crafting in her family. In university, she trained as a textile artist, and then as a structural engineer and both of these backgrounds influence her work.
StartGarter Square: Cast-On (1:10)
StartGarter Square: WS Row Set-Up (2:24)
StartGarter Square: Working CDD (2:43)
StartGarter Square: Fixing WS Row mistake (2:24)
StartGarter Square: Finishing Last Stitch (1:59)
StartDorcha Swatch: Working Blanket Square (8:26)
StartTaisce Swatch: Row 1 (4:50)
StartTaisce Swatch: Row 2 (3:09)
StartTaisce Swatch: Row 3 (4:48)
StartTaisce Swatch: Row 7 (5:01)
StartHort Swatch: Setting up Cables (6:49)
StartHort Swatch: Working Cables (2:22)
StartFinishing Your Blanket: Overview (1:12)
StartFinishing Your Blanket: Laying Out Squares (3:54)
StartFinishing Your Blanket: Joining Squares (2:51)
StartFinishing Your Blanket: 3 Needle Joining Squares (2:19)
StartFinishing Your Blanket: Joining Strips (3:37)