Monday, September 17, 2007

My Reversible Knitted Blanket

I often look at my finished knitted projects and wish the back looked as nice as the front, but knit stitches look different on the back side. Most of the time the back is not very attractive, which is why we end up with the "right" side and the "wrong" side.

Lily Chin has designed a Nine-Block Baby Blanket or "Lapghan" that is reversible, that is, it looks just as beautiful on the back as the front. She demonstrated how to make this blanket on an episode of "Knitty Gritty". I was very interested in trying her reversible stitch techniques. The blanket is made with Lily Chin yarns that are knitted into three different patterned blocks-the reversibly cabled braid block and bi-colored brioche rib block—with a diamond brocade block.

There are so many lovely Lily Chin yarns in tons of colors to choose from, it was fun picking out the yarns for my blanket. I knew I wanted shades of green and pink, which would go well in either my bedroom or my spare room. I picked my yarn and quickly learned each blocks pattern, which were really easy to memorize. The blocks were knitted and then each block was finished off with a row of crochet and then stitched together. It really enjoyed making the blanket and is really soft and lovely. It ended up at the foot of my bed, ready for me to curl up with any time I need a little nap.

Here is my finished lapghan. It looks great in our bedroom.


N. Maria said...

Is that nice or what!? I love cables and you've done a beautiful job.....and with my colors.

Mandee said...

I am working on this Blanket for my soon to be niece or nephew, you did a beautiful job and I was wondering if you could help me with a question i have. When knitting in the row below, do i pick up both the colors of yarn below or separate them and only go through one color? I have looked on several websites and none of them have been helpful and I thought since you have made it you might be of some help. Thank you. my email is just copy and paste or the o's are zeros. Again thank you so much.

Anonymous said...


A great and beautiful work, love it... but I'm unable to find the pattern for the reversible square

could you help me please ?

I'm on Ravelry, MarieMarie

Thank you