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
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
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
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)