Knit Wit

I’ve never wanted to learn to knit. Too much counting while needlepoint offers the mindless stitch-by-colors. But this? This cable on steroids? Yes, I’d like to make that.

Image, Living, etc., November 2010.
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26 thoughts on “Knit Wit

  1. I agree! I have always wanting to learn to knit but will keep wishing until I have the time. This blanket looks so cozy! Happy New Year!

  2. Oh, that is so easy, that is just knitted with a chunky yarn on really larg needles. No cable dear, just simple knitted.
    pve

  3. Love the look of that bedspread. But, knitting — my needles and still in the baby sweater I tried to start 8 years ago! Some things I'm just not good at!

  4. It's really great. It's surely very easy to make as one stitch covers half the bed… Good luck with your idea! I might try to do this but finding the very thick yarn and matching needles might be the hardest thing in the whole project…

  5. I would love it if someone made that cable knit as a cozy throw for me with the softest yarn possible. Knitting is on my bucket list, but by the time I get to it I won't be able to see the stitches!
    Best,
    Colleen

  6. Yes – love the chunkiness. I actually went through a knitting stage years ago but definitely don't have the patience (or interest) any more. I saw somewhere in the blogosphere today an adorable knitted lampshade – it was a DIY project so that of course eliminated me immediately!

  7. Hmmmm…I don't see the cable, looks like straight stockinette stitch to me, with superbulky yarn on super big needles. Gorgeous results, but it would be dull, dull knitting. You know the Studio will help if you want to trade your needlepoint needle for some knitting needles.

  8. As others have said, there's no cabling in this afghan, just knit and purl stockinette stitch.
    But it must be knitted on telephone poles with rope-sized yarn to get stitches that big!

    It might be dull to knit, but it would go fast. It IS lovely!
    Cass

  9. This is stunning (actually, anything blue is usually stunning) and your readers' magnificent observation skills have again come though to identify the stitch. I'd love to know what yarn was used. The only issue I see in knitting it by hand is that the large size could become a little unmanagable, espeically if it is a heavier yarn. Hopefully someone has a suggestion for dealing wth that, plus a suggested yarn and needle size.
    Anyone up for a bedspread knit-along?

  10. You know what I love about this picture? The blue walls!! What a gorgeous shade!

    Happy Thursday Dear!

    Oh, and have entered my EmersonMade GIVEAWAY yet?

  11. There is a great new knitting shop that just moved in around the corner from the gallery that might be a great place for some resources. And, it's call whip stitch to boot!! So cute!

  12. OK – do you know what a ding-dong I am? I didn't know there was an actual knitting stitch called "cable." So sorry for the confusion – thank goodness I am not messing around in foreign policy.

  13. I learned how to knit and purl from a dear friend in England many years ago. Unfortunately, I've never gotten past the basics but, my dear Mum loves the very simple scarves I've made for her. Of course, those simple patterns are great because I can watch a movie or a favorite t.v. show without fear of getting lost! 😉 I find it very soothing.

    I'd love to try my hand at that throw. I wonder exactly how big of needles you'd need to use…

  14. in college I knitted my bf a sweater. I used no pattern ( typical – never liked being told what to do ) and used huge thick yarn that I later found out was for weaving, not knitting. The end result was this enoromous 50lb 'avocado costume' as he so kindly put it upon unwrapping it.

    I later found it pinned to the bulletin board in the hallway of his fraternity.

    but this? with super soft yarn, you could whip this out in no time.

  15. As I was ready to pull up the color charts and wanted to know what yarn to look for, I called my local yarn shop and asked the owner to take a peek. Her opinion is that it is bulky (not chunky) wool, not washable, Magnum by Cascade or Burly Spun by Brown Sheep, and knit on size 19 needles. The sheen I think I see on my screen is not there, the piece would probably pill badly, and would it require tons of yarn (that alone would qualify it for future heirloom status). I think Brown Sheep might be moth proof, which would keep it from being devoured. Much more disappointing than not having a faucet with the sink. Still a beautiful find.

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  17. Growing up in Austria we had to learn it all: crochet, knitting, embroidery, hand-sewing, and machine-sewing. I liked the creative part, but had very little patience to finish long projects. My least favorite was knitting gloves with a million needles on all fingers, a total pain.

    But this blanket would be sooooooo easy. Given the size of the yarn it would be a quick and easy project. Nice touch.

    Cheers,

    Claudia

  18. Growing up in Austria we had to learn it all: crochet, knitting, embroidery, hand-sewing, and machine-sewing. I liked the creative part, but had very little patience to finish long projects. My least favorite was knitting gloves with a million needles on all fingers, a total pain.

    But this blanket would be sooooooo easy. Given the size of the yarn it would be a quick and easy project. Nice touch.

    Cheers,

    Claudia

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