Bee Fairisle Blanket

 

A Fairisle blanket, knitted entirely in the round and then steeked.  The mitred border is also steeked.  I do not include steeking instructions as there are several ways to do this. I use surface crochet.

I rate this as moderately difficult and suitable for an experienced and confident knitter. 

Yarns, Needles etc

Yarns

Rowan Felted Tweed:

Treacle (brown) 8 x 50g balls. This was my main and background colour – A

Ginger (orange) 1 x 50g balls.  This was my accent colour – B

Camel 4 x 50g balls.  This was my main motif shade used for the bees and the cells – C

Needles

1 x 4mm fixed cable circular needle that is 60cm long (measured tip – tip)

1 x 3.75mm fixed cable circular needle that is 150cm long (measured tip – tip); this will also be used for the cast off of the main blanket

Other

1 stitch marker for the main blanket, plus 8 stitch markers for the border

25mm crochet hook for the steeking (or whatever you need for your preferred method to reinforce the Steek Bridge)

Cost:  £8

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