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  • copious baby blankies in myriad patterns…’bout time for a challenge.

  • aieeeeeeeeee! i’ve made lily chin’s reversible cabled sampler blanket, and one of my own design, but nothing on this scale of awesomeness!

  • Don’t enter me, because you know I worship exclusively at the altar of Bone Simple Blankets–but I just want to give a little shriek of admiration, anyway. How did I not know about these? LOVE them.

  • Holy Cow! What a wonderful prize! I’ve only knit one blanket – twice. Debbie Bliss’ Heart & Star Baby Wrap for my twin niece & nephew.

  • Eeeee! I’ve never knit a blanket but I think the time has come–these are gorgeous!

  • I knit a lovely Mason-Dixon garter stitch blanket for my daughter when she was 13. It was turquoise, lime green, and white. Please pick me!

  • eeeeeee! And ayiyiyiyi! and ooooeeeeeee! I’ve done a Lizard Ridge and a Girasole… I would love to add one of these patchwork beauties to my couch. Thanks!

  • YES!!!!!!! I would LOVE to win this!! Her designs are fabulous. This has been the year of the blanket for me – 8 for babies, 1 for grown ups. I am currently working on another Immie blanket. This is exciting!

  • eeeeeee! And ayiyiyiyi! and ooooeeeeeee! I’ve done a Lizard Ridge and a Girasole… I would love to add one of these patchwork beauties to my couch. Thanks!

  • Ive always been too afraid… But maybe this is my year?

  • Ive always been too afraid… But maybe this is my year?

  • Wheeee! Kay and Ann have turned me into a blanket knittin’ fool!!!

  • Wheeee! Kay and Ann have turned me into a blanket knittin’ fool!!!

  • Wheeee! Kay and Ann have turned me into a blanket knittin’ fool!!!

  • tiny shriek. I’ve knit a few baby blankets, mostly of my own design, generally very simple (eyelet center block with a border of some kind or other). I love knitting blankets and these look like such challenges and such fun!

  • I have knitted blankets! I am on my second Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket, and I knitted a queen sized blanket based on the Easy Scallop Throw by Colinette Unique Colours. I am also just starting a Log Cabin Moderne. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Shriek!
    Between the ages of 7-14, I crocheted a zigzag blanket (yes, it took me 7 years). I have made many baby blankets, and I’m currently 7 squares into the lovely Mitered Cross blanket, from this very blog.

  • I have knit Rambling Rows twice. The first time I stopped about 1/3rd of the way through (when it becomes a rectangle) due to poor yarn choices. I just finished my second, this time in a machine-washable yarn.
    I like the pattern a lot, it’s great semi-mindless knitting.

  • I’ve only done 1 afghan and about 4 baby blankets – it’s time to do another blanket to honor the lovely new house we’re in – filled with light and gorgeous colors. I’d be honored to win.

  • EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I love blankets. I mainly knit baby ones and on my needles right now is the Leaf Blanket by Susan B. Anderson

  • *Shriek* (As little and genteel as possible.) These are just adorable.

  • shriiiieeeeek! Holy cats, those are too beautiful. I’ve knitted a fish afghan and a partly woven, partly crocheted afghan, and I’m currently coming to the final blocks of a Mitered Cross Blanket designed by, hmm let me see, oh yes, Kay Gardiner. I’m on a yarn diet but I figure winning a kit wouldn’t be cheating.

  • Baby blankets from simple to fancy, and a snugly seed stitch afghan for my mom last Xmas.
    But nothing as beautiful as these …

  • Squeak!
    Many baby blankets have been knit by me because I like ’em. Also, I love my mitered crosses blanket, it’s twin sized and can be found on my ravelry page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chelseyscloset/mitered-crosses-blanket–for-japan
    I loved it so much I’m working on a make it up as you go pattern in red white and blue right now.

  • Kay, this is not a tiny shriek but a very loud one. And–wait for it!–there’s the echo. Pick me, oh random number generator. I have knit Kaffe Fassett’s Madras Throw (immortalized here on MDK) and riff on your Taro blanket, not to mention sundry baby blankets.

  • *giant shriek* (nothing about me is tiny, let alone my shrieks)
    I’ve done a couple of baby blankets (last one I did was a modified Moderne) and I just finished a throw for a friend (Cos Cob)

  • Woooo Hooo! This is ammmmaaaazing! Have knitted countless blankets for my only child, my favorite still is the Heirloom Knit Baby Blanket from the Craft Yarn Council. If I don’t win, I’ll knit this pattern again, now with decent yarn.

  • Woooo Hooo! This is ammmmaaaazing! Have knitted countless blankets for my only child, my favorite still is the Heirloom Knit Baby Blanket from the Craft Yarn Council. If I don’t win, I’ll knit this pattern again, now with decent yarn.

  • Wow. OPArt baby blanket – cheated and only knit. Working on a log cabin blanket for my grandson. Also have a number of mitered Squares in a box – do they count??

  • I have made 2 afghans for grown-ups, both from an older Leisure Arts booklet, and some baby blankets, most recently a Moderne Baby Log Cabin (from a certain Mason Dixon Book…), and 2 from a Jared Flood pattern, and a more generic log cabin.
    But not a square by square afghan…

  • Be still my heart! Ready to kneel before the altar of the almighty blanket knitting goddess (as a novice).

  • eeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!
    That’s my little shriek. At least it was lower case! Blankets have been knit (and crocheted) but not even close to the lovely ones by Debbie. I’m in for the random generator – please!

  • Squee! I have knit two feather-and-fan mitered blankets, a Knitty Wild-Stripes blanket and several warshcloth-patterns-turned blankets.

  • Squee! I have knit two feather-and-fan mitered blankets, a Knitty Wild-Stripes blanket and several warshcloth-patterns-turned blankets.

  • eeee!
    I just bought the yarn for my first ever baby blanket, as it happens. Planning to use the Yarn Harlot’s pattern Sam’s Blanket.

  • I’ve never knit a blanket, but would LOVE to knit one like those! One of my most treasured things is a blanket knitted by my Mom, who tried unsuccessfully to teach stubborn little me to knit. Almost no one is allowed to use this blankie. Only special people. Once in a while.
    I know how much a knitted blanket can be loved.

  • I have designed several blankets (one was published by Herrschners lo these many years ago), and most recently knit the Sleepy Monkey Blanket by Mary Ann Stephens. SHRIEK1

  • I love blankets, and made some really loudly stellar acrylic crocheted versions for various siblings when I was in high school (mine were the popular gifts on christmas mornign, lemmetellya). As an adult with imoproved taste, my favorite blankets have been a noro lizard ridge for my college roommate’s wedding and a giant, squishy EZ garter pattern for another college buddy’s wedding. As I have no more college friends with impending matrimony, I’m gonna keep the next blanket for myself!

  • I love blankets, and made some really loudly stellar acrylic crocheted versions for various siblings when I was in high school (mine were the popular gifts on christmas mornign, lemmetellya). As an adult with imoproved taste, my favorite blankets have been a noro lizard ridge for my college roommate’s wedding and a giant, squishy EZ garter pattern for another college buddy’s wedding. As I have no more college friends with impending matrimony, I’m gonna keep the next blanket for myself!

  • Yip, yip, yip! I have never, but would love the chance to give it a go!

  • Shriek! Count me in on the Mystery Blanket Club contest. I have knitted several blankets, one from your own website (that I think was a precursor to Fussy Cuts), a Barbara G. Walker esoteric symbols blanket, and I’m making a Noro log cabin blanket right now….

  • eeeepp! that blanket with the farm theme is fabulous! I attempted to knit a blanket for my oldest son, but quickly became discouraged because my only instruction was from a book (before YouTube & Ravelry) so I crocheted him the blanket from the yarn label. Now that I’m a proficient knitter I would love to make a proper blanket for each of my little ones, and what am epic start this would be.

  • Shriek– I have never knitted a blanket. I have crocheted a few but that was 40 years ago (gulp), so I have no idea what the pattern was.

  • Shriek! No, I’m a blanket newbie. I can’t think of a better way to start.

  • Yay! I love to knit blankets! I’ve mostly knit baby blankets. I’ve done a few log cabin ones, a few mitered square ones, and The Big Bad Baby Blanket from SnB.

  • I knit the Moderne Log Cabin blanket, then knit a Bauhaus Mondrian blanket of my own design, which was heavily influenced by the MLC blanket.. Those are the only two blankets I have ever knit, although I would love something as adventurous and colorful as this!

  • Woooooooow! I rocheted a blank tyears ago for a friend’s wedding present, but I have never knitted one. I would love to, though!

  • Woooooooow! I c rocheted a blank tyears ago for a friend’s wedding present, but I have never knitted one. I would love to, though!

  • Oooolah! I’ve just started my first knit blanket but I love crocheted king bed sized bedspreads. Would love ro give a blanket like this a whirl for the same challenge!

  • I’d love to be entered! Thank you! And I’ve never knit a blanket, but I have crocheted several simple zig-zag patterned ones. And we’re hoping for grandchildren in the next few years, so I’ll definitely be knitting blankets then!

  • I made “The Great American Aran Afghan” as a baby blanket. It might have been the best piece of knitting I’ve ever finished.

  • These are WONDERFUL!
    i’ve knitted squares for two community-project blankets and have put them together, plus did the i-cord around them. but a whole blanket knitted by me would be a new adventure!

  • I knit a Mitered Crosses Blanket, of course: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lookeehere/mitered-crosses-blanket–for-japan

  • eeeeeek!! I haven’t finished a whole blanket yet but I gazed longingly at your pattern for the mitered square blanket for a long time until I was sucked into a sale of Tahki Stacy Charles Zara… whoops! okay looking at my ravelry page that was over two years ago (I think I have 4 or 6 squares done and I love them — it’s just that it’s my backup project for when I need sometime smaller or simpler or with yarn already in hand than what I’m knitting on at the moment) — I loooove those blankets and I looooove the idea of a kit / knit-a-long / secret pattern!

  • I’ve made just a ton of log cabin blankets, I’ve been working on a mitered square sock yarn blanket, but I actually love love love the barnyard blankie. I’d love to make a mystery blanket.

  • eeeeeek!! I haven’t finished a whole blanket yet but I gazed longingly at your pattern for the mitered square blanket for a long time until I was sucked into a sale of Tahki Stacy Charles Zara… whoops! okay looking at my ravelry page that was over two years ago (I think I have 4 or 6 squares done and I love them — it’s just that it’s my backup project for when I need sometime smaller or simpler or with yarn already in hand than what I’m knitting on at the moment) — I loooove those blankets and I looooove the idea of a kit / knit-a-long / secret pattern!

  • eeeeeek!! I haven’t finished a whole blanket yet but I gazed longingly at your pattern for the mitered square blanket for a long time until I was sucked into a sale of Tahki Stacy Charles Zara… whoops! okay looking at my ravelry page that was over two years ago (I think I have 4 or 6 squares done and I love them — it’s just that it’s my backup project for when I need sometime smaller or simpler or with yarn already in hand than what I’m knitting on at the moment) — I loooove those blankets and I looooove the idea of a kit / knit-a-long / secret pattern!

  • Shriek!!! I am knitting a blanket right now–log cabiney, garter stitch–straight out of MDK (thank you!). A few years ago I knit a baby blanket from a Debbie Bliss pattern–it was lovely. And many, many years ago I knit an afghan, if that counts.

  • Yes….I have knit numerous baby blankets. The first was a log cabin based on your pattern. I have never seen the blankets of the designer you featured. Her work is lovely. I would love to win.

  • yeeeeehaaaa! i would love to knit one of these beauties! i have knit many, many baby blankets, including several mason dixon-style log cabin and mitered square baby blankets, which have eventually earned coveted woobie status with their recipients. and, of course, i did a mitered cross full size blanket in noro silk garden and my juniper moon farm share (cormo/angora blend) that is my pride and joy. i’d love to tackle something like debbie’s mystery blanket. thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  • Wowiee! I have knit many a blanket, probably my most favorite is the Four Seasons Throw (summer) out of Manos del Uruguay. Would love to win this prize!

  • Yes I have knitted two blankets and am knitting my third right now. I did the great american aran afghan and the log cabin blanket from your book. I have crocheted about twenty baby blankets and about 10 regular sized blankets. I would love to win, those blankets are beautiful.

  • Eek! These are beautiful. My past blankets are a much-loved Moderne baby blanket and the very Hemlock Ring that is keeping me warm right now. It would be great fun to give one of these a try!

  • oops. I didn’t think my comment was posting so I apparently hit post multiple times… sorry! I swear I wasn’t trying to enter more than once!

  • I love knitting blankets. The first thing I ever knit was a blanket–and decades later I still sleep with it every night! In the interim, I’ve made big blankets, small blankets, cabled blankets, reversible blankets, reversible cabled blankets, acrylic blankets, washable woolen blankets, and one hand washable blanket (that was a mistake)! I’ve kept a few, gifted many, and donated some. And I’m always looking forward to the next blanket!

  • SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for running this contest. I have knit five blankets: one Umaro, and four of my own design, two lace and two cabled. My children and nieces all needed really big “blankies” to take to college, and I’m happy to report they all use them.

  • I knit a “Totally Autumn” from knitty for my cousin when he got married. Apparently, when they became un-married, she kept that blanket and he was pretty unhappy about that.

  • Eeeeeppp! That is soo cool! I have knit a blanket – I used the Girasole pattern DK weight yarn.

  • Shriiiiieeeeek! All I’ve knit are baby blankets … mostly the square dishcloth pattern kind with a braided edge. I’d really like to try something like those pictured. They are drop dead gorgeous!

  • Shriiiiieeeeek! All I’ve knit are baby blankets … mostly the square dishcloth pattern kind with a braided edge. I’d really like to try something like those pictured. They are drop dead gorgeous!

  • I’ve knit a few baby blankets, including a Baby Moderne that I did a bit “wrong” so that it was large enough for a twin size bed. (The recipient won’t out grow that gift any time soon!) I’ve never done anything that looks so adventurous as those blankets. Holy cow! (Literally in one sense.) Although once I finish this knitted blanket for my son I will be branching into a crocheted piece for my future daughter. That will be my first large crocheted piece that wasn’t just a pile of granny squares.

  • Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please, oh, please, oh, please!

  • What a fabulous prize. Woo-hee! It’s funny — I collect knitted blanket patterns but haven’t yet finished a blanket. My son’s baby blanket is still not finished. He’s almost 11!

  • First major project…lap blankets for hubby and both kids…many baby blankets (thank you for freeing my inner log cabin builder!)
    Have yet to start my Mitered Crosses…still planning.

  • EEEEKKKKKK a blanket club! Yes Yes yes!
    Janet

  • tiny shriek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The closest I’ve come to knitting a blanket is crocheting an afghan. A knitted blanket would be so much nicer.

  • I’ve been knitting your mitered block blanket for nearly a year and a half now. Since I’m annoyed with sweater knitting it might be that I actually finish this thing. Wish me luck!

  • I’ve knit two Baby Moderne’s, two of Sally Melville’s “Blended Baby Blankets” and a Waterfall Afghan. In my queue for the winter is Cascade Eco + Quilt and Cable Blanket, which will be my largest project yet.

  • Hear me shriek! Gorgeous. I’ve knitted many blankets of my own design but not compared to these. And October 3 is my birthday!

  • yay! I’ve knit many blankets, well at least more than three. Patterns I’ve done are Rambling Rows, Mitered Squares, Log Cabin, and various hybrid versions of those patterns. Once I started crocheting a square and kept going until it was six feet square – it covers up various pet and wine stains on the sofa, 20 years after my first and last attempt at crochet.

  • Eeee eeee

  • Eeee eeee

  • eee! I have knit, though rarely finished, plenty of blankets. Categorized as afghans on my Ravelry page:
    variation of Joseph blankie of many colors
    Hap blanket (finished because it went to a new mom, a knitter)
    Liberty afghan
    Mitered crosses blanket for Japan – I have 7 squares done
    EZ’s mystery blanket – need to finish 1 square but DD#3 “broke up” with her BFF
    Tree of Life – finished for a high school graduate
    Also not doing very well at all on the GAAA – of 19 squares assigned to my KAL, I have finished 6.
    I’m not worthy of the Debbie Abrahams’ blanket but I drool over all of them.

  • Eek! If I win, I promise to love, honor, finish, and email a picture of the finished blanket!

  • I’ve knit a blanket, using your Joseph’s Blankie (log cabin) pattern from your first book. It was supposed to be a scrap blanket, but then I had to order more yarn! It’s well loved here.
    I’ve also coordinated group project baby blankets, but I’ve only knit parts of those, and done the sewing up.
    The mystery looks like a great challenge! eeeeeeeee!

  • squee!! I think my first knitting project was a blanket, in about 1985… something from a women’s magazine that probably would be lovely if I had used the same color throughout and let the various stitches shine. It’s still in the house somewhere, in all its teal/gold/rust glory. Also have a sock yarn “blankie” on needles, patiently waiting for me to get back to it… LOVE these blankets!

  • Squee! How nice of the blanket club!
    I’ve knit plenty of afghans, but I can only recall one blanket. It was a baby blanket, I think by Debbie Bliss. Garter stitch edges, stockinette body, with a reverse stockinette initial in the center.

  • Eeee! – that’s my tiny shriek.
    And yes, I have knitted blankets. I think my one of favourites would be one of Annie Cole’s coverlets – these were knitted in fine white cotton, worked in squares and seamed. I’ve still got the pattern somewhere…

  • I’ve cobbled together two blankets, not following patterns. And I’m currently working on Umaro by Jared Flood. It’s bliss.

  • I’ve knit several blankets, generally of my own design, but sadly never one for myself. Perhaps I’m destined to win this mystery blanket club and change that.

  • SQUEEE! Those are some awesome blankets!
    I have crocheted lots and lots of blankets over the years, but not knit one — at least not finished one.
    I have two on the needles right now. One is Melissa Leapman’s Aran-Style Afghan from Cables Untangled. The other is a baby blanket of my own design (a simple pattern stitch from a Barbara Walker treasury with a seed stitch border).
    They’re both going to be awesome, but they sure take a while to get finished! 🙂

  • Aaaaaccccccckkkkk! I didn’t think I’d made any other blankets than my SC, DC, TC baby blanket pattern but… I’ve made a number of zig zag blankets too. Also my brain remembers making a heirloom lace blanket too. Wow, I really want to make this new blanket though!

  • Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay~!
    I don’t have a pattern for any of them, but I knit a lot of blankets in college! I finished an ABC baby blanket for a friend when she couldn’t get it done in time for baby; and I did all the piecing and teaching for our charity blanket drives after Hurricane Katrina. We shipped about 15 blankets down in care packages with food and clothes. I would love love love to try a mystery blanket – I haven’t knit a blanket this complicated…ever.

  • Shrieking for joy here! I would love love love to win the mystery blanket from Debbie! And yes, I have knitted multiple blankets over the years, some from patterns, most from my imagination. Often simple, they bring comfort and warmth. The people who receive them love them, too, but I think I get even more joy in their creation!

  • EEEEeeeeeeeeeek!

  • I have knit a few blankets. One baby moderne and a Pine Forest off the top of my head. Always for babies!

  • I’m in the process of knitting a Mason Dixon mitred square blanket…crossed with a crazy quilt (the squares are all just one color, but a myriad assortment of colors).

  • Over the years I have knit a lot of blankets. On my bed now since the weather has gotten cooler are a Fussy Cuts blanket and 2 Mitered Square blankets. Nice and cozy.

  • Over the years I have knit a lot of blankets. On my bed now since the weather has gotten cooler are a Fussy Cuts blanket and 2 Mitered Square blankets. Nice and cozy.

  • I’m currently knitting a patchwork stash buster blanket. It’s a much simpler knitting project than Debbie’s lovely treasures.

  • Yeehaa!!!! I have never knit a full size blanket. But we have safely kept and used a wonderful lace afghan made by dear hubby’s wonderful grandmother for our wedding.
    I’ve only started knitting almost 2 years ago. Have figured out since, that it’s a hairpin lace.
    I would love to do the same for newlywed son.

  • I’ve knit many blankets including the amazing Mitered Crosses.

  • Squeeeeal! I would love to knit a blanket like that. I wouldn’t care how long it takes. It would be fun and cozy warm for the winter months.

  • Mitered Crosses of course!! Only the most addictive blanket pattern ever!!
    But I can always make room for one of Debbie’s!

  • I’ve made many blankets over the years of many different sizes. My favorite was for my oldest grandson. When he was six, he asked for a new blanket. He envisioned a penguin in a Batman suit (ironic, no?) on an iceberg with a city skyline in the background. I thought about this for a couple of days and then told him I could make it but it would take a really long time and when I finished I wouldn’t let him use it because of the work and time I would have put into it. We modified his vision and I made a blanket with a penguin wearing yellow glasses dancing on a ice floe. I added a red scarf in seed stitch just for fun. The eye is duplicate stitch and the glasses were made with a simple crochet chain embroidery. You can see a picture here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LoonyNuna/dancing-penguin-blanket. 😉

  • Hello Kay,
    My shriek is that of a Jack White groupie. Well, maybe it is a ‘little loud’ and not so much of a tiny shriek, but there you have it. It is what it is.
    I have knit a few blankies in my day. The first one was off the cuff so to speak. I just started to knit and knit until I had a blanket. I did enjoy my knitting when I cast on for Jarod Flood’s Tweed Baby Blanket. I knit it up in the palest of green unspun Icelandic wool. So lovely and light weight.
    Debbie Abrahams projects looks like fun. I’d love to win one of her mystery blanket kits!
    Blessings along the path of string.
    Naomi

  • OH MY GOODNESS! So beautiful The Debbie Bliss Baby Alphabet blanket was my piece de resistance.

  • OH MY GOODNESS! So beautiful The Debbie Bliss Baby Alphabet blanket was my piece de resistance.

  • OH MY GOODNESS! So beautiful The Debbie Bliss Baby Alphabet blanket was my piece de resistance.

  • I do love a pinwheel blanket — easy, soothing, satisfying. I’m doing one now in a slipstitch rib; trying to decide if ill use garter or stockinette and icord for the border. I’ve also done a ten stitch twist that nearly killed me with millions of little rows with no more than 10 stitches. So I picked up stitches and pinwheeled it out to finish :-).

  • I enjoy knitting blankets made in strips and squares…so good for travel projects. My favorite to date is Blythe, using at least 10 different colors of Noro Kureyon. Every square was an unknown adventure in color.
    I love the idea of a mystery blanket.

  • Shriek! I tried to look at that last week but the web site was down. I’ve made Lily Chin’s reversible cables and a Tunisian crochet stash buster on a size S hook.

  • Shriek! Mitered cross. It is lovely!

  • What fun!
    I have knit baby blankets, most recently a Pinwheel for my most recent grandchild. Please don’t hold this against me but I have started (and I mean to finish, I really do mean to finish) a Log Cabin.
    I love those blankets and would enjoy the challenge!

  • Ah Kay, yesterday I just (finally) finished the multi-colored log cabin out of Peaches and Creme based on Yolanda’s design that you had posted about awhile back: http://lizthomasphotography.com/threeboysandathousandhills/index.php/2012/02/29/three-cozy-log-cabins-on-a-hill/ I’m in love with the log cabin look! Thanks for the offer to shriek.

  • Oh.My.Gosh! What an AMAZING giveaway! I was just reading about the Mystery Blanket Club for the first time a couple days ago and here it is again. It’s kismet.
    I’ve knit one blanket – actually it’s a w.i.p. – and it’s one of yours, the Courthouse Steps.
    Thank you for the excellent giveaway!

  • I’ve knit a few blankets, mainly baby sized, but some larger:
    madalyn rae baby afghan; plain garter square;
    patchwork garter baby throw (altered to be mitered – I loath sewing up); and of course, my favorite (really! – there’s no sewing up!) log cabin (yes, a shameless attempt at flattery).
    These blankets look great! And a mystery knit-a-long – how fun!
    Just the thing for one the three, yes, three pregnant couples in my office…

  • I’ve knit a few blankets, mainly baby sized, but some larger:
    madalyn rae baby afghan; plain garter square;
    patchwork garter baby throw (altered to be mitered – I loath sewing up); and of course, my favorite (really! – there’s no sewing up!) log cabin (yes, a shameless attempt at flattery).
    These blankets look great! And a mystery knit-a-long – how fun!
    Just the thing for one the three, yes, three pregnant couples in my office…

  • Technically I’m still working on my first blanket. It’s like fourth in my line of UFOs, at least.

  • *iek*
    I’ve crocheted any number of afghans, knit several baby blankets, but never knit a large blanket, though I’ve got the yarn for an aran squares sampler-type blanket. These are sompin’ else! Love them!

  • Shreeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk!OMG these are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! My blanket-knitting heart fairly sings with the rhythm, color, juxtapositions, harking back to my grandmother’s quilts (would they were ever so clever or colorful). Yes, yes, I knit blankets. It’s embarrassing how many times, and in how many colors I have knit Little Lambs from the Vogue Knitting Baby Blanket book. From the same book I did the Diamond Throw and it was heavenly, plus the Baby Giraffe Blanket. HAUL ME OUT OF MT RUT, PLEASE. And hi Kay! Still singing? We have the darling Jane Rushton in common!

  • Shreeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk!OMG these are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! My blanket-knitting heart fairly sings with the rhythm, color, juxtapositions, harking back to my grandmother’s quilts (would they were ever so clever or colorful). Yes, yes, I knit blankets. It’s embarrassing how many times, and in how many colors I have knit Little Lambs from the Vogue Knitting Baby Blanket book. From the same book I did the Diamond Throw and it was heavenly, plus the Baby Giraffe Blanket. HAUL ME OUT OF MT RUT, PLEASE. And hi Kay! Still singing? We have the darling Jane Rushton in common!

  • Shreeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk!OMG these are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! My blanket-knitting heart fairly sings with the rhythm, color, juxtapositions, harking back to my grandmother’s quilts (would they were ever so clever or colorful). Yes, yes, I knit blankets. It’s embarrassing how many times, and in how many colors I have knit Little Lambs from the Vogue Knitting Baby Blanket book. From the same book I did the Diamond Throw and it was heavenly, plus the Baby Giraffe Blanket. HAUL ME OUT OF MT RUT, PLEASE. And hi Kay! Still singing? We have the darling Jane Rushton in common!

  • Shreeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk!OMG these are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! My blanket-knitting heart fairly sings with the rhythm, color, juxtapositions, harking back to my grandmother’s quilts (would they were ever so clever or colorful). Yes, yes, I knit blankets. It’s embarrassing how many times, and in how many colors I have knit Little Lambs from the Vogue Knitting Baby Blanket book. From the same book I did the Diamond Throw and it was heavenly, plus the Baby Giraffe Blanket. HAUL ME OUT OF MT RUT, PLEASE. And hi Kay! Still singing? We have the darling Jane Rushton in common!

  • Shreeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk!OMG these are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! My blanket-knitting heart fairly sings with the rhythm, color, juxtapositions, harking back to my grandmother’s quilts (would they were ever so clever or colorful). Yes, yes, I knit blankets. It’s embarrassing how many times, and in how many colors I have knit Little Lambs from the Vogue Knitting Baby Blanket book. From the same book I did the Diamond Throw and it was heavenly, plus the Baby Giraffe Blanket. HAUL ME OUT OF MT RUT, PLEASE. And hi Kay! Still singing? We have the darling Jane Rushton in common!

  • Shreeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk!OMG these are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! My blanket-knitting heart fairly sings with the rhythm, color, juxtapositions, harking back to my grandmother’s quilts (would they were ever so clever or colorful). Yes, yes, I knit blankets. It’s embarrassing how many times, and in how many colors I have knit Little Lambs from the Vogue Knitting Baby Blanket book. From the same book I did the Diamond Throw and it was heavenly, plus the Baby Giraffe Blanket. HAUL ME OUT OF MT RUT, PLEASE. And hi Kay! Still singing? We have the darling Jane Rushton in common!

  • Shreeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk!OMG these are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! My blanket-knitting heart fairly sings with the rhythm, color, juxtapositions, harking back to my grandmother’s quilts (would they were ever so clever or colorful). Yes, yes, I knit blankets. It’s embarrassing how many times, and in how many colors I have knit Little Lambs from the Vogue Knitting Baby Blanket book. From the same book I did the Diamond Throw and it was heavenly, plus the Baby Giraffe Blanket. HAUL ME OUT OF MT RUT, PLEASE. And hi Kay! Still singing? We have the darling Jane Rushton in common!

  • Shreeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk!OMG these are the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! My blanket-knitting heart fairly sings with the rhythm, color, juxtapositions, harking back to my grandmother’s quilts (would they were ever so clever or colorful). Yes, yes, I knit blankets. It’s embarrassing how many times, and in how many colors I have knit Little Lambs from the Vogue Knitting Baby Blanket book. From the same book I did the Diamond Throw and it was heavenly, plus the Baby Giraffe Blanket. HAUL ME OUT OF MT RUT, PLEASE. And hi Kay! Still singing? We have the darling Jane Rushton in common!

  • Oooohhh!
    My 3rd baby is due in January. If I win this contest, my wee babe might just get a blanket that will make his siblings jealous ; )

  • Holy guacamole. I was just drooling over this in my Rowan newsletter.

  • Holy mackeral! What a great opportunity to be part of such a great project! My blanket knitting has been limited to baby blankets, but I have delusions of granduer!

  • Eeeeeeek! Beautiful blankets.
    I started my knitting career making blankets…..I was 5 and they were blankets for my dolls and bears. Yes, they were TOO blankets…..I don’t care if other people call them guage swatches.
    Ready to made a real blanket now.

  • Shriek!
    I recently finished a mitered crosses blanket variation knitted with Noro and Nashua.

  • Wow to these!!!! I was totally inspired by your first Mason Dixon Mitered square blanket – made two of them for my two kids off at college (rather large ones). Also knit two log cabin blankets for a wedding present (two because the first one was in Cascade superwash – black, gray, white, and burgundy – and the total beauty of that blanket turned so sad when I washed it the day before the wedding and it became black, gray, burgundy, and pink! Tried the burgundy again – again it bled (this time in a swatch) – and ended up with black, gray, olive, and white which was also a great combo. You guys are totally inspirational!

  • Shriek!
    I recently finished a mitered crosses blanket variation knitted with Noro and Nashua.

  • Oh I love the farm blanket! What an awesome prize!
    I’ve made sampler square blankets, feather and fan blankets, and your log cabin blankets for my kiddos.

  • Squeee! I have crocheted about a dozen afghans, and I am in the midst of knitting a queen size blanket of my own admittedly dead simple design. I have been feeling a lack of inspiration for knitting lately, this would be just the thing to get me back into the knitting groove!

  • Only baby blankets, it would be so much fun to try one of these!

  • Only baby blankets, it would be so much fun to try one of these!

  • Does an afghan count as a blanket? Whether it does or not, I made one years ago from (I think) acrylic yarn, in brown, with alternating seed stitch and herringbone-type panels. How do I know this? It’s on the back of my couch-I just looked at it and it really still looks quite nice, except for a small hole.

  • Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!
    I have knit the blankets. I recently completed the Moderne Log Cabin (by completed I decided to just start using it even though there is no edging and I’ve yet weave in the ends).

  • Whoa!!! I too love to knit blankets (sewing them up, not so much!). I made a mitered squares + a couple other squares (I named it Chance Dance Afghan) blanket in variegated blue. Also knit “About Turn” by Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer in 3 colors. Lots of garter stitching! Both were graduation gifts.

  • This is karma, because I have never knit a blanket but have been thinking (i.e. obsessing) about doing so lately… I need to win this!!! Please, random generator, pick me 🙂

  • I knit a feather and fan blanket years ago, holding a strand of mohair and worsted merino together so I could use gigantoid needles. When your first book came out, I msde a giant blanket out of 18″ log-cabin squares.
    P.S. “shriek!”

  • Oh, I am not sure I can keep this shriek small. . . I have knit bunches of blankets. One was 4 24-inch mitered squares, with stripes along the outside edges. Another, 30 8-inch mitered squares, all in shades of Bartlett Maine wool from my stash. Another, Peace Fleece (also from stash) in 4 24-inch squares, each illustrating a different pair of factors for 24. . .and a couple from a CYCA pattern that holds worsted double. I LOVE the blanket knitting!

  • I knit a feather and fan blanket years ago, holding a strand of mohair and worsted merino together so I could use gigantoid needles. When your first book came out, I msde a giant blanket out of 18″ log-cabin squares.
    P.S. “shriek!”

  • Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee! That House of Aphrodite is my favorite as well. I have knit copious blankets, most of them Mason-Dixon designs! I have a three year old giant mitered square still in the works, a log cabin that was my first project still in the works, and right now an amazing madtosh striped number that’s almost finished! Hell yes to the blankets!

  • I have only ever knit one blanket, using the Plymouth 8-hour Baby blanket pattern. But I LOVE these blankets-I’ve been experimenting with making different blocks to try and create blankets similar to this (although I could never come close).

  • 1. Log Cabin from first Mason-Dixon book. (baby size)
    2. Manos Four Seasons throw
    3. Two Basket Weave baby blankets (Free LYS Pattern)
    4. Wool in the Woods Americana Throw (in progress)
    All were gifts for nieces/nephews. My great aunt
    knit afghans for her grandchildren as they got married.
    The Manos & Wool in the Woods are wedding presents.
    Jane from Boston

  • Rambling Rows!! Would love to make one of Debbie’s Mystery Blankets.

  • EEEEEK! Pick me, pick me! I have knit at least 15 log cabin blankets, mostly from scrap yarn. You can imagine the stash of yarn I have.

  • Yikes! Do doll blankets count? Or teaching someone how to do mitre knitting so she can make a mitred blanket for her first grandchild? I have none, although I’ve asked for at least one.

  • Ahhhhhhhh! How cool is that!
    I’ve knit a number of baby blankets. Mostly stuff like mitered squares and garter stitch. I think there was one with eyelets… Can’t recall precisely.
    You folks should see the baby blanket my husband’s grandmother knit for our oldest child! I mean, WOW! Fingering weight yarn, cables, textures, you name it! She made up the pattern herself and it was GORGEOUS!

  • Eeep!!!

  • EEEEEEEEEEk!
    My very first yarncraft project was a crocheted afghan in brown and off-white Red Heart acrylic! (aarrgh!). It was the 70’s, I was 11 years old, I knew not what kind of blasphemy I was involved with. My love affair with natural fibers came much, much later. I’ve made numerous knit and crocheted afghans since then, most of which are long gone. But that damn brown and off-white afghan is STILL around. In, fact it’s laying on the foot of my bed right now…..40 years later!

  • Not sure if I even qualify, because I live in New Zealand – but eeeeeek! What gorgeous blankets!
    I’m currently about half way through Horst Schulz’s ‘An African Adventure’, and loving it. I’m also planning a patchwork afghan – inspired by one my partner’s mother knitted for him 40 years ago. I can only aspire to make something as wonderful as she did (he thinks she spun the yarn too!), but can only try….

  • Oh my god, please yes! I have sock yarn blankets on the needles (not at home. I should have brought those with me), and have loved the process. Her blankets are gorgeous and I love how they fill a range of styles and age groups (though the top one would be great for both my mom and a baby). Please count me in!

  • Eeeeeeeeeeee! How great to learn about this designer! I’ve knit afghans – are those the same as blankets? They were big, with lots of pieces, and they took forever, like years. I like to think of the homes they live in now, with my thoughts and prayers still entwined in the stitches.

  • Eeeeeeeeeeee! How great to learn about this designer! I’ve knit afghans – are those the same as blankets? They were big, with lots of pieces, and they took forever, like years. I like to think of the homes they live in now, with my thoughts and prayers still entwined in the stitches.

  • Yes! Please!!
    The second thing I ever knitted was a blanket. I’ve made a dozen feather and fan ones over the last forty years, your log cabin one, two knitted ripples, several plain knitted ones, the diagonal dishcloth (probably another dozen), several patchwork ones in several sizes. I am at present knitting a Pythagoras Tree from Woolly Thoughts as a blanket. I would love to knit one of hers!

  • WOOHOO!! That is how we shriek at my work place. In email. Or in the halls, when the occasion arises – I love my job!!!
    These blankets look to me like assisted living knitting (as in, by the time I finish this thing, I will be in assisted living) – BUT – then I got to thinking about the technique learning, and the one square at a time thing, and it didn’t seem so daunting.
    I have knit a blanket of my own design (it came out bigger than I planned, but I count that as a virtue since it will last the baby longer) – bright pink and bright purple. I have a corner to corner in organic cotton, natural hues, on my needles now.
    AND – my office neighbor just announced that she’s expecting SO – I’ve been thinking Blankie of Many Colors and debating casting on soon without regard to gender, or waiting to cast on until after the ultrasound.
    Unless of course you Pick Me!! in which case – I’ll be knitting the Mystery Blanket!!!!! WOO HOOO!!!

  • Yippy! I’ve knit mitered square and log cabin blankets.

  • Shriek! I’ve started several blankets and never made it to the finish line. Maybe a mystery blanket is just the motivation I need. If I don’t know what it looks like until I knit it, I’ll have to keep knitting!

  • Holy smokes, those are some amazing blankets!

  • Shreik!!!! I haven’t knit a blanket yet, the amount of time it takes has scared me off. But doing it bit by bit would be a lot easier. I would love to win.

  • I would love to win this, not for me, but my mom. My mom knits in an epic style: no less than 13 shawls in a year, a blanket for each for her 7 grandchildren in one year, socks for every child and spouse (and a few grandchildren) for one Christmas, and she does other stuff on top of all this. Maybe if I don’t win, I’ll find a way to get her a spot in the Mystery Blanket Club one day.

  • Yikes! What a generous offer. I’ve knitted some of her cushions and bags and they are still looking great after lots of use. Closest to knitting one of her blankets though is to owning her first blanket book and regularly perusing the pages and thinking one day…….
    I have knitted one very large, basic stripy blanket back in the early 90’s. It turned out so large that I chopped off half a meter from one side to use as a doggy blanket. (Come to think of it that was my one and only steeking effort!).
    The blanket gets used for that extra bit of warmth for those colder winter nights that the winter doona struggles with, so it’s been in use the last couple of months and a friend saw it for the first time and mentioned that it wasn’t in my Rav projects, so this is another prod to get the camera out!

  • I knit squares for a blanket all the way through high school, and slept under it for the next four years. It’s still around here somewhere. The squares were knit point to point; one half (a single color) made a flower, the other half (3 different colors) made squares around a smaller flower. This was in the Dark Ages of knitting, when all the yarn was acrylic, and the patterns didn’t seem to have names or designers. But I loved that blanket.

  • OMG, shreik! I have knit several blankets, but I don’t recall using a pattern for any of them. I have sewn together bazillions of squares, and sometimes strips. Many of these blankets now reside elsewhere… Afghanistan, my daughter’s principal’s house (that was mainly a sew-up job, with 8-year-olds doing the knitting) etc. Of course, I would love to attempt to knit a blanket to a pattern, especially a mystery pattern!
    In other words, pick me! pick me!

  • Cooool! I’ve done a few baby blankets, but the best blanket I ever did was for my grandmmother. She taught her daughters to knit and all her granddaughters and several grandsons knit. For her 90th birthday we all knit squares and put them together to make a blanket for her. She had it until she died at 99. Now my mother has it.

  • Oh those blankets! My proudest blanket is the one I made for my cousin and his wife when they got married. I don’t remember the pattern but picture a queen-sized creation of cables in snuggly grey bulky. I loved making it and they loved receiving it. And that’s the best part!

  • First thing I ever tried to knit: a blanket in brown acrylic yarn! I’d love to do a [much] prettier one.

  • Squeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! (that’s my squeal!)
    I have done a blanket. It was the Mystery Blanket frmo Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitter’s Almanac in a creamy off white yarn for a newborn. It was a very rough time in my life, and it helped to have a project like this to work on. I also made a Pi shawl the size of a blanket! My dd claimed it and loves it. I have to make another for her sis.

  • I knit squares for a blanket all the way through high school, and slept under it for the next four years. It’s still around here somewhere. The squares were knit from point to point, half (one color) made a big flower, the other half (3 colors) made bands around a smaller color. This was in the Dark Ages of knitting, when all the yarn was acrylic and patterns never seemed to have names or designers. But I loved that blanket.

  • First thing I ever tried to knit: a blanket in brown acrylic yarn! I’d love to do a [much] prettier one.

  • Whooo Hoooo! I love to make blankets, granny sqares, log cabin, ripple, baby, throws, full size ones. A couple of years ago I made everyone in my family (6 people) an afghan for Christmas! I am currently working on 2 granny square ones, a knitted square one I am assembling for my friend and a log cabin! This would be a great thing to win!

  • WHOOP!
    I have knit two curlique blankets (the last one finishing the project for a member’s daughter from my knitting circle after her mom died), a Jared Flood Hemlock, and then finished another beautiful aran afghan for the same dead lady.

  • WHOOP!
    I have knit two curlique blankets (the last one finishing the project for a member’s daughter from my knitting circle after her mom died), a Jared Flood Hemlock, and then finished another beautiful aran afghan for the same dead lady.
    Oh! And a Mason-Dixon logcabin one, of course!

  • Me, me, me!! I will truly love and honor it!

  • I would love to win this FANTASTIC giveaway! The last time I knit an entire blanket (solo) was when I was about 19…a loooong time ago. But some of my bloggy/rav friends have done these mystery blankets, and the results have been stunning. What a great winter project!

  • Eeeeeeeeeeee! I’ve knit two blankets so far – a Courthouse Steps for my son and an OpArt for my daughter. I have started a Curve of Pursuit for my younger son and plan to have it done around the time he leaves for college (just over one year . . . hey, I’m a busy teacher, plus I’m in South Florida and it’s made of wool).

  • I have knitted or crocheted several blankets. The most special was for my father when he entered skilled care. It was based on Janet Szabo’s Aran sampler afghan.

  • I’ve knit a few baby and cat blankets. Patterns? Hmmm. .. something with cables and one with squares and another with some stripes. And a couple that I didn’t use a pattern for. But, EEEEEK, I’d love to participate in a mystery blanket knit.

  • Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    I have only knit 4 baby blankets (one Heart Blanket by Bev Galeskas, one log cabin-ish, 2(!) Estonian Lullaby Baby Blankets by Evelyn Clark) and Jared Flood’s Girasole, which turned out to be lap blanket in size, not the huge bed covering I wanted.
    I swore I was done with garter stitch blankets, but just started my 5th log cabin-ish baby blanket.

  • shriek!! What fabulous designs. My brain can’t think up stuff like this, but I sure can follow a pattern that some creative person has designed. Would LOVE to win this prize!
    My last 3 baby blankets have been y’all’s “Moderne Baby Blanket” for nieces and nephews. They are universally loved. And parents have hinted that they would like an adult size blanket. Hmm. Not just saying that so I’ll win – truly love your pattern!

  • iiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyeeeeehaaawwwww!!!
    Yes I have, it was your log cabin baby blanket pattern.
    I’m currently doing a large afghan in the Curve of Pursuit pattern (the last round and the border are taking forever!)

  • I knit half a Hemlock ring and many baby blankets whose patterns I do not recall. I would make this blanket though!

  • SWEEEEEET!!! I’ve never seen anything like it. As for the blankets I have knit, I did a small Moderne and I’m in the edging of a lacy one right now but the name of the pattern is gone from my memory and the bag with the pattern is not here right now(one of those projects I can only work on in the morning in good light while well caffienated).

  • Oooh! These look like lovely blankets! I would love to make one! I have made baby blankets and throws and am planning to start on the adventure of Barbara Walkers’s Learn-to- knit afgan

  • Oooh! These look like lovely blankets! I would love to make one! I have made baby blankets and throws and am planning to start on the adventure of Barbara Walkers’s Learn-to- knit afgan

  • Oooh! These look like lovely blankets! I would love to make one! I have made baby blankets and throws and am planning to start on the adventure of Barbara Walkers’s Learn-to- knit afgan

  • Eeee! I’ve made several baby blankets of my own design, and a full-size blanket from a kit. Oh, and I’ve woven a blanket.

  • Oooh! These look like lovely blankets! I would love to make one! I have made baby blankets and throws and am planning to start on the adventure of Barbara Walkers’s Learn-to- knit afgan

  • skwee!
    I knit the Great American Aran Afghan and love the idea of knitted squares. I’m also working on a beekeeper’s quilt.

  • I have knit blankets before. I have made one of your mitered crosses blankets and I have made an illusion cube blanket from Webs. Oh yea, and I tried to make one of Debbie’s, but I ran out of steam on that one. I do love her work though. Thanks for the chance to win the mystery blanket. That will be fun!

  • I just finished a blanket for my cousin’s baby. I modified Amy Bahrt’s “Ducks in a Row” to have whales across the top instead of ducks. And I have at least 4 other blankets in progress.

  • I have knit a ton of boring baby blankets. This looks like such fun! I’m new to your blog and so far love it!

  • Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    I have only knit 4 baby blankets (one Heart Blanket by Bev Galeskas, one log cabin-ish, 2(!) Estonian Lullaby Baby Blankets by Evelyn Clark) and Jared Flood’s Girasole, which turned out to be lap blanket in size, not the huge bed covering I wanted.
    I swore I was done with garter stitch blankets, but just started my 5th log cabin-ish baby blanket.

  • I have knit one baby blanket –
    The Sheep Motif Blanket by Jean Guirguis. It was many firsts…my first blanket, first intarsia and first attempt to sew cotton fabric to a knitted item. The last one will never be attempted again.
    These blankets are beautiful!

  • Baby blankets like crazy, but my favorite finish was a fisherman knit blanket done in strips and given to my in-laws. Perfect for afternoon siestas and an extra layer of warmth when the air is cold. Wish I had it now!

  • Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    I have only knit 4 baby blankets (one Heart Blanket by Bev Galeskas, one log cabin-ish, 2(!) Estonian Lullaby Baby Blankets by Evelyn Clark) and Jared Flood’s Girasole, which turned out to be lap blanket in size, not the huge bed covering I wanted.
    I swore I was done with garter stitch blankets, but just started my 5th log cabin-ish baby blanket.

  • Baby blankets like crazy, but my favorite finish was a fisherman knit blanket done in strips and given to my in-laws. Perfect for afternoon siestas and an extra layer of warmth when the air is cold. Wish I had it now!

  • Do only tiny shrieks qualify?? I don’t think that’s possible & would like to give a big giant Shriek! I have knit some baby blankets and a beautiful mitered crosses blanket (for me, me, me). I have loved watching the progression of Debbie’s blankets over the interwebs & would love to give it a whirl.

  • ((Tiny squee!))

  • Oh my!
    I’ve knitted a handful of blankets – many of the beloved log cabin pattern and a bland but well worn “weave” pattern. Would love to branch out!

  • Ohh. Shrieking. Need to get the fishy one for the B&B (it IS called “the beach house” after all. I’ve knit all manner of baby blankets, a few inspired by you, am still in the midst of a Moderne, but must admit to being most proud of my Barbara Walker learn to knit afghan for my niece. Was the biggest challenge, but I got through it (and most importantly, she lives it). Hoping the rng finally picks me for something!!!!!!0

  • Those are so pretty!! I’ve never done a full-size blanket, but I have done a few baby blankets. Recently, op art and baby shane (that’s still getting finished, I was trying to get away without blocking before sewing it up but it doesn’t look like that’s happening!)

  • I’ve knit and crocheted blankets – baby size only! My favorite was a – ulp, can I admit this? – crocheted version of a Log Cabin Moderne.

  • giant. shriek. BLANKETS. Thanks for introducing me to Debbie’s work!

  • Yikes! What amazing blankets! I’m working (currently stalled) on a mitered crosses blanket in sock yarn leftovers. Would love to try one of those!

  • Eeeeeeeeeeek! I’ve knit quite a few blankets, actually. Most of them have been baby blanket sized (working on the second one of the season right now), but I’m also designing a queen-sized bed cover blanket, knitting another throw, and have ideas for quite a few others. For my own babe (born in April), I knit a Hemlock Ring, a Mitred Crosses, a crocheted one that I don’t know the name of (hey, I started it decades ago, give me a break, please!), and I’m in the process of tying his Beekeeper’s Quilt (which is knitted).

  • SUPERSHRIEK!!! OK – working on a WHALE of a blanket right now: Kristin Nicholas’ navajo-inspired afghan. Also of note: friendship blanket by Deborah Newton, Debbie Bliss princess blanket, Kristin Nicholas’ many hearts blanket — do I LOVE blankets or WHAT? I’m Schultheiss on Ravelry, so check it out…I MUST HAVE THE MYSTERY BLANKET….PLEASE…

  • WOW!! Those are beautiful. I’ve never knit a blanket unless you count afghans. I want to know more.

  • WOW!! Those are beautiful. I’ve never knit a blanket unless you count afghans. I want to know more.

  • hooray! a chance of winning blanket fixin’s and a mystery too! it sure would be fun since I’ve only knit one blanket… but a very special one, with a lace border… for my last grandchild’s christening!

  • tiny shriek! a log-cabin-ish lap sized blanket for my daughter.

  • Wow! I’ve only knit alphabet baby blankets, but these are amazing and inspirational!

  • I’ve never knit a blanket but I’ve quilted many. I would love to win the mystery blanket kit, what fun! I love your blog.
    Beth

  • i am working on my first baby blankie, but would love to try one of these heirlooms

  • shreik!
    I have knit a number of baby blankets using a number of patterns including Olive’s Afghan, Moderne Log Cabin, and a pinwheel pattern I enlarged from a dishcloth pattern.
    My favorite blanket that I’ve knit however was the Mitered Cross Blanket I made as a housewarming gift for my Mom’s new home using a subtle rainbow pattern on the diagonal.
    Thank you for some of my favorite blanket patterns!

  • YEEEEESSS!!!!!!!!! Was that tiny enough to win? Let’s hope so.

  • I knitted a Moderne Baby Blanket for one of my teenaged sons from handspun yarn. He loves it. 🙂

  • Hi ladies,
    coo’ee! (that’s an aussie shriek)
    I love blankets and even have some of Deb’s books.
    I have not previously knitted a mystery blanket, but I like the look of some of the previous.
    (I have started, but not yet completed two mitred cross blankets – ah the joy of chasing 269 from Noro. I have also crocheted and knitted too many blankets to count for my children, neices and nephews, and random folks at my Mum’s retirement village. Someone is always cold and needing some blanket love.)
    cheers,
    gemma

  • I’ve knit many blankets and all of them your patterns, mitered cross and log cabin (including moderne baby blanket.) I love them all.

  • I’ve knit many blankets and all of them your patterns, mitered cross and log cabin (including moderne baby blanket.) I love them all.

  • SQUEEEEE
    I would love to win this! I’ve knit several of the Purl Soho Easy Baby Blankets, your mitered square blanket that took me 6 years and a few crochet ones too.

  • SQUEEEEE
    I would love to win this! I’ve knit several of the Purl Soho Easy Baby Blankets, your mitered square blanket that took me 6 years and a few crochet ones too.

  • SHRIEK!!!! I have knit at least two memorable blankets, one a very large coverlet knit from a possum/merino blend in a modular pattern from printed leaflet from a farm ladies’ guild in Kansas and the other a baby sized blanket knit from left-overs of the many pairs of socks I have knit, in tiny modular squares each knit to the next as my fancy took me.

  • Squee!!! I’ve knit only one blanket, over 20 years ago. I was a lifty at a ski resort, and that’s what I did while sitting at the top of the chair lift. I even taught one of the ski patrollers a few stitches so he could contribute to the blanket. And then a few years later, my dog chewed a big hole in it. I still have it, still has the hole. Some day, my soul will feel very positive, and I’ll fix it.
    Michelle

  • I would love to try this. I’m a little nervous about colorwork but this seems like it would be possible to learn!

  • I would love to try this. I’m a little nervous about colorwork but this seems like it would be possible to learn!

  • I would love to try this. I’m a little nervous about colorwork but this seems like it would be possible to learn!

  • Those are amazingly, achingly beautiful blankets (whimsical, too.) That would surely challenge my blanket skills (in a good way ….) What fun!

  • Whoopie for blankets & this joyous giveaway! Have knitted a few baby blankets of the “8 hour” variety & have done a few others stitching squares together. Hope the random number generator gods smile on me (like the parking gods tend to).

  • Wow! I’ve never tackled a blanket, although I thought the Albers shawl would make a lovely throw/wrap. Maybe this is the time!

  • EEEEE! and WOOHOO! Have done a number of blankets – That great beach blanket in Indigo Knits, most recently PurlBee’s chevron baby blanket (big soft hit, that one!), of course Moderne Log Cabin. Please enter me in the contest!

  • Oooooooooeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Beautiful! And yes I have knit many baby blankets but my favorites to knit were for HS graduation for my 3 children, to be hugs for them as they went away to college. My daughter’s was my own design, a reversible cable blanket.

  • Oooooooooeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Beautiful! And yes I have knit many baby blankets but my favorites to knit were for HS graduation for my 3 children, to be hugs for them as they went away to college. My daughter’s was my own design, a reversible cable blanket.

  • Oooooooooeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Beautiful! And yes I have knit many baby blankets but my favorites to knit were for HS graduation for my 3 children, to be hugs for them as they went away to college. My daughter’s was my own design, a reversible cable blanket.

  • Oooooooooeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Beautiful! And yes I have knit many baby blankets but my favorites to knit were for HS graduation for my 3 children, to be hugs for them as they went away to college. My daughter’s was my own design, a reversible cable blanket.

  • What an amazing club idea, and just stunning blankets. I have crocheted blankets in the past, and knitted boring ones out of scraps of sock yarn, but never anything so intentional or well-designed as Deborah’s blankets

  • shriek!
    I have never knit a full blanket myself, but I have contributed squares to communal blankets (wedding gifts, charity blankets, that sort of thing). Does that count?

  • I am entering this for friend. Mrs. Phelps, a recently retired school librarian in Michigan, is a fabulous knitter who specializes in blankets. She has made them in many colors and patterns. People love getting a blanket from her as a present–it is always colorful and interesting and just right. Mrs. Phelps’s mother was also a knitter of blankets.
    Mrs. Phelps would love knitting a mystery blanket. If she won I’m sure her squeals of joy would be heard from Michigan to NYC! And what a great project in this her first year of retirement.

  • Big squeeel! Haven’t knit a blanket, but have knit squares that were intending to be in a blanket. They just never figured out how to assemble themselves!! 🙂

  • I love me some blanket knitting! I made a Tree of Life afghan for my parents, some baby blankets and am 2/3 of the way done knitting blankets for my 3 beloved siblings. I’m also working on finishing a sampler afghan begun by my boyfriend’s late mother around the year 1970. I found the blocks in one box and the pattern in another. Destiny!

  • Not to sound like a suck-up or anything, but my mitered crosses afghan is one of those things I’d grab first if ever there was a fire. A Mystery Blanket sounds terrific!

  • I’ve knit/crocheted afghans that turned into blankets because I used larger than specified yarn. Of course now that I know about gauge, it’s a deliberate thing these days.

  • I knit Jared Flood’s Hemlock Ring for my cousin as a wedding gift. I love knitted blankets! I was gifted a beautiful one from my knitting group for my sweet baby boy and it is a treasured possession.

  • I’ve completed four blankets so far: one was a log cabin blanket (based on the instructions in Mason-Dixon knitting), one was a cable-and-lace pattern bordered in seed stitch of my own design, one was a plethora of granny squares, and the most recent was also granny squares but with round flowery motifs in the middle.

  • Yagh! How thrilling! Please enter me!

  • Squeeee!!! I adore blankets! I like ’em knit or crocheted – and in a couple of wild instances, both! I have crocheted many zig zag blankets, have knit log cabin blankets, cabled baby blankets, mitered square blankets (current in-progress blanket is one of the insane sock yarn mitered square numbers.)

  • (tiny shriek) Several blankets and blankies (for babies). Lots of patterns – cabled, basket weave, log cabin (thankee, ladies!).

  • I knit blankets for my cousins when they get married. I am just about done with Brooklyn Tweed’s Umaro for the wedding later this month. I would LOVE to knit a colorwork blanket for me! *tiny shriek*

  • A tiny Shriek!!! I would love to knit the Mystery Blanket! I have knitted the “Whale of a Tale” blanket from Family Circle’s collection of knitting patterns–the title escapes me–with a smiling whale, waves, sky, and fish with felt fins and curly little yarn tails. Looked easy but there sure was a lot of intarsia. I ended up having to line it with polar fleece.

  • OMG!!! That prize is to die for!
    I’ve made the Lizard Ridge Afghan (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lgs/lizard-ridge), and would love to make another blanket. I’m off to go track down info on the Debbie Abrahams one in the 2nd photo….

  • Big squee! I’ve knit several blankets, my current favorite being Munchkin by Amy Swenson. And here are several M-D log cabin blankets draped over furniture in my house. I’ve wanted to join this club in the past but never quite got around to joining. Good luck to me! Ninaclock145

  • Big squee! I’ve knit several blankets, my current favorite being Munchkin by Amy Swenson. And here are several M-D log cabin blankets draped over furniture in my house. I’ve wanted to join this club in the past but never quite got around to joining. Good luck to me! Ninaclock145

  • Yaaaaay! I love knitting blankets! I love mysteries! My first blanket was the princes pram cover, then someone inspired me to do mitered squares, then I tried a log cabin but got confused … so from then on I stuck to blankets knit in one piece which featured lots and lots of ripples. I Yaaaaay! I love knitting blankets! I love mysteries! My first blanket was the princes pram cover, then someone inspired me to do mitered squares, then I tried a log cabin but got confused … so from then on I stuck to blankets knit in one piece which featured lots and lots of ripples. I <3 ripples. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Wow! Amazing…
    I have knit a couple blankets using my talented daughter’s pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/block-of-the-month-afghan-2008.

  • Wow! Amazing…
    I have knit a couple blankets using my talented daughter’s pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/block-of-the-month-afghan-2008.

  • Wow! Amazing…
    I have knit a couple blankets using my talented daughter’s pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/block-of-the-month-afghan-2008.

  • Wow! Amazing…
    I have knit a couple blankets using my talented daughter’s pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/block-of-the-month-afghan-2008.

  • Yaaaaay! I love knitting blankets! I love mysteries! My first blanket was the princes pram cover, then someone inspired me to do mitered squares, then I tried a log cabin but got confused … so from then on I stuck to blankets knit in one piece which featured lots and lots of ripples. I Yaaaaay! I love knitting blankets! I love mysteries! My first blanket was the princes pram cover, then someone inspired me to do mitered squares, then I tried a log cabin but got confused … so from then on I stuck to blankets knit in one piece which featured lots and lots of ripples. I <3 ripples. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Eek! So cute! I particularly like the first one. My largest blanket project was a queen-sized Psychedelic Squares afghan, but I’ve made about a dozen smaller ones through the years. I’m currently working on a worsted-weight Stor Rund Dug for a friend.

  • I have been working myself up to knitting a real blanket for a while now. I have done up several baby blankets but want to do a big gone.
    Your blog is very inspiring.
    I’d love to do one for my friend who is just beginning to do home dialysis, thought it would be a comfort.
    donna
    were we supposed to actually “shriek” SHRIEK!

  • Schrei! Peep peep quietsch!
    Have I ever knit a blanket?
    Yes. Log Cabins a-la Gardiner (and whomever it was who did that gorgeous rainbow one that was in the first book that got me so inspired).
    2 in joint venture with Gardiner for Afghans for Afghans.
    A epic longer than my children’s lives combined with a crazy purchase and an even crazier plan at at Smiley’s sale in midtown.
    A possibly-so-wild-it’s-not-even-a-good-idea-anymore log cabin, about… 5/8 complete.
    A few on the knitting machines at FIT.
    And I’m about to embark on my first crocheted afghan, though it will be a dolly blankie for Miss almost 3 who is going through a phase of OBSESSION with babydoll.
    I want to turn every pattern, every stitch, every interesting technique into a blanket.

  • Squee!
    I’ve knit lizard ridge, ten stitch twist, and a baby blanket for my first born.

  • I knit a colorful baby blanket for a friend who was adopting a child from Russia after 10 years of infertility, miscarriages, and stillborn twins. It was (and still is) the largest knitting project I have started and actually finished. It was worth the tears in her eyes when we threw her a surprise shower.
    I’d love to work on something magical like these.

  • Super Squeeeee! I knit an intarsia blanket for my son out of his favorite alpaca’s fleece–medium silver ‘paca named Colt (plus a stuffed animal alpaca to match).

  • SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I hope you heard that, all the way from Bangkok! I started out knitting nothing BUT blankets (afghans by another name, right?), whose patterns have long sunk into the oblivion of “vintage”. Three from the same cables and popcorn pattern. Recent blankets include log cabins (3 of them?) some other lacy blanket tests (baby blankets, do those count?) Granny square (crocheted) …
    (I never win anything, but had to put my name in the hat!! And if it helps, I DO have a US address!)

  • yikes! My biggest effort was a Barbara Walker ‘sampler’ afghan which I knit all summer long (making constant trips to my LYS for more yarn) to be able to send it with my son to his first year of college. He’s not much for decorating, so I thought this would not only keep him warm, but serve as a conversation piece in his sparse room. It was too big for the dorm bed, so I don’t imagine it was displayed to any advantage, and he came home at the end of the year and announced that he would rather be a rock musician. But he still has the blanket.

  • * tiny shriek of joy *
    Clearly, I picked the right time to get caught up on my blog reading.
    I have knit a few blankets, but *nothing* as elaborate as these! I’ve used the basket-weave stitch; the Pine Forest Baby Blanket; the Sleepy owl Blanket; the Cradle Me blanket; several 8-hour baby blanket patters; a wonky blanket of garter-stitch stripes, sewn together; and maybe a couple others.
    The blankets in Debbie’s gallery are delightful! (I particularly like that sheep…)
    Hopefully the random number generator will look my way….!

  • Wowza! Those look fabulous. I have to admit that I have never knit a blanket. Don’t know if that disqualifies me or makes me the perfect choice because if I were going to start knitting blankets this would certainly be the vehicle to do so!

  • Log cabin, always!

  • Log cabin, always!

  • PS – For the record I have quilted several baby blankets and have also done a cross-stitch baby blanket. Does that raise my street cred, I hope?

  • eeeeeeeeee! That is a tiny shriek. Those are gorgeous blankets. I have made two baby blankets. They were both the same pattern – it was from the Vogue knitted blanket book. There are sheep with ears made from blackberry stitch, etc. They are very cute and my niece is now 5 and still carries it around. My brother hates the blanket because it is so vital to her happiness.

  • Oh wow, it would be a complete DREAM to win a club membership! What an artist she is! I love the idea of knitting a blanket but have been held back by the cost of good yarn in such great quantities. I taught myself to knit via DVDs and the Internet and turned the ball-band dishcloth from your first book into a fab table runner. I have been doing some intarsia, beads and lace, love cables, and fair isle is next on my list of techniques, so this project would be a pure joy to knit!

  • Shaaarrreikkkk! Those are mind boggling beautiful blankets. I have knit The japanese mitred crosses blanket, 2 lizard ridges, Great North American Aran afghan, Cat afghan by Gita Scraade (?), two modular afghans from Noro knits, a Girasole, a circular mystery KAL from Wendy Knits-blanket sized, 3 of my own design and part way through one of your log cabin ones -using silk garden.Oh and some baby blankets too by Anne Hanson and Jared Flood. I agree you can never have too many blankies!!

  • oh myyyyy! Words in your blanket. I’m finishing the edges on a variation of your logcabin blanket.
    And I thinking about starting a blanket on the bias. Starting in the middle and knitting both sides at once. Use up a bunch of leftovers from friends.
    Blankets are my friends.

  • oh myyyyy! Words in your blanket. I’m finishing the edges on a variation of your logcabin blanket.
    And I thinking about starting a blanket on the bias. Starting in the middle and knitting both sides at once. Use up a bunch of leftovers from friends.
    Blankets are my friends.

  • Shriek! I’ve knitted 1 full size (Curve of Pursuit by Woolly Thoughts), and 3 baby blankets (Vintage Sampler by Sublime Yarns, Honeycomb stroller blanket, and one loosely based on Baby Blanket Latvian Garden). Ideas are running around in my head for more baby blankets using leftover sock yarns, maybe Kaffe Fassett pattern squares. Colors, squares, I’m all over it.

  • :O
    I knit a snowflake blanket for my sister’s wedding (she was married in June, but in my defence, I was knitting in the winter). It was many years ago now but it is still in use, which amazes me since I did not love sewing it up.

  • WaHOO! I just saw something about these blankets (which I’d never seen before) on the Rowan web site. I have knit two memorable blankets, both for my children’s graduation gifts – the Counting Pane Afghan by Woolie Thoughts, and Spud & Chloe’s Flower Power throw — two blankets that couldn’t be much more different (much like the recipients) – but both wonderful.
    I still aspire to knit one of your pure & simple beauties – that’s what I’d really like in my own home. Maybe out of gorgeous natural shades of Eco-Cloud, my new crush.

  • squeeeeee! these are amazing. my fave is the second! right now I’m working on an entrelac blanket, and I made a strip blanket of purest garter stitch last year. a few years before that, it was a log cabin where I used the ever-popular random number generator as the pattern to tell me how many ridges of garter stitch to knit before turning the corner and changing colors. i’ve even made a Moderne log cabin from the M-D book. a full-size blanket has been on my bed for the past 12 years (but I used a knitting loom for that) and then there’s the “moose” lace stole that turned out big enough to be a coverlet for a twin bed. I likes me blankies!

  • I’ve knit many blankets, and tend to use simple, repetitive patterns that can be accomplished while watching one of the 8 sports my children choose to play. (That’s a lot of knitting, ya’ll)

  • Squee! Whoop! I’ve knit several baby blankets but these are so mahvelous! Too wonderful for words.

  • Squee! Whoop! I’ve knit several baby blankets but these are so mahvelous! Too wonderful for words.

  • eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve knit several blankets of no particular design (strips, miters or squares sewn or knitted together) and 2 of Larissa Brown’s Barn Raising blankets- one a knit-group project in sock weight (I was the “lucky” coordinator/finisher) that was donated to the raffle for the 1st Sock Summit, and the second in alternating squares of Kureyon and coordinating colors of Lamb’s Pride worsted for my daughter to take to college. Oh- and the A4A blankets from the first sew-up bee!

  • Squee! Oh you really need to pick me, I haven’t had much luck lately and could use a break.

  • Squee! Oh you really need to pick me, I haven’t had much luck lately and could use a break.

  • Squeeeee!!!! I’ve knitted several blankets for my, now deceased, husband’s use in his wheelchair, my own design, in squares I crocheted together. One winter one in reds and blacks and other deep colors, one summer one in paler shades, and there were others, too! this one would be for The Great Me. If the random number generator, hereinafter known as the HGM (Honorary GrandMother) settles on me….

  • eek! I love the idea of a modular blanket. Back in the day, I crocheted some afghans, and those little squares went fast. More recently, I’ve knit baby blankets (Buzzy Bee and Wool Leaves), and I got sort of tired of the same-old, same-old.

  • WOW! These are AMAZING! I’d love to knit one…please!

  • A primie baby blanket for my friend’s first grand baby–no wait–that was crocheted.
    SANTA MARIA!
    LoveDiane

  • A primie baby blanket for my friend’s first grand baby–no wait–that was crocheted.
    SANTA MARIA!
    LoveDiane

  • Most recently, the hemlock ring throw.

  • Whoa! What a great prize!! I have knitted several blankets,but none as beautiful as Debbie Abraham’s.

  • Shriek! Those blankets are completely inspirational. I am in love. I’ve only ever knit small baby blankets, using the diagonal dishcloth pattern or simple basket weave. A mystery project like this seems an ideal way to trick myself into doing a bigger project, a little piece at a time.

  • EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
    If I recall correctly, I’ve only knit 3 blankets, and the Moderne baby blanket was one of them. The other 2 were the Big Bad baby blanket and a center out square blanket.

  • *squeak* Oh gosh those are beautiful. I would love that.
    I’ve only knit one blanket to date, but I had so much fun that my rav queue is really filling up. My blanket wasn’t from a blanket pattern – I adapted the Adamas Shawl by Miriam Felton to be knit in a square, and knit it up in a nice red DK. It was really very satisfying seeing it grow and then wrapping up in it!

  • I promise, I am not trying to suck up with this answer, because it’s true: I knitted a log cabin blanket. Using y’all’s pattern. Took me two years, on and off, because it takes me forever to finish things. 😀

  • Wowzers! (does that count as a shriek?)
    I’ve knit many baby blankets. My favorite is the Whimsy pattern by Mags Kandis,made with the dearly departed Mission Falls cotton. Every recipient loved it.
    Thanks so much for giving us the chance to win this amazing prize!

  • Wowzers! (does that count as a shriek?)
    I’ve knit many baby blankets. My favorite is the Whimsy pattern by Mags Kandis,made with the dearly departed Mission Falls cotton. Every recipient loved it.
    Thanks so much for giving us the chance to win this amazing prize!

  • Tiny shriek … these blankets are drop-dead gorgeous! The only blankets I’ve made are baby blankets … most the square dishcloth pattern with a braided edge. It would be such fun to to a mystery blanket too!

  • Tiny shriek … these blankets are drop-dead gorgeous! The only blankets I’ve made are baby blankets … most the square dishcloth pattern with a braided edge. It would be such fun to to a mystery blanket too!

  • oh my word YES!! I have many a baby blanket and two full-size ones completed. But never a full-size Debbie Bliss one. Go team!!

  • Can’t say that I’ve knit any adverant blankets (as opposed to the inadverant kind), but what fun it would be to try one of these.

  • OK, I have a blanket in process. it’s an EZ Pie Shawl gone nuts. I’m about 1/2 finished. Does that count? Also in the desire for full and open disclosure, I must admit, I won a copy of “Bowling Avenue” so if that disqualifies me I understand (But it was worth it! such a great book!)
    However in the unlikely chance that I still have a shot? I loved the little cow patches on the first blanket! SQueeE!

  • I LOVE knitting blankets. I’ve knitted piles of them. I have only used my own designs, patterns I make up and run with. It would be a fun challenge to follow some rules for a change.

  • Many blankets… Cabled wedding gift, lots of Debbie bliss baby blankies, an Aran baby blanket from Vogue Knitting for a baby who just left for college, at least two log cabin moderne, two String NYC samplers, I’m sure I’m forgetting some.

  • Eeeeek! I’ve never knitted a blanket but with my first baby due soon it’s on my list to try.

  • Eeeeek! I’ve never knitted a blanket but with my first baby due soon it’s on my list to try.

  • I love the color! These bold designs make me want to begin knitting blankets!!! I need to produce at least one baby blanket for a little one scheduled to arrive in November. I’d love to try more!

  • I love the color and bold designs! I’d love to give this designer a try. I do need to produce one baby blanket for a little one due in November. I’d love my second blanket to be one of these!

  • Squee! Log cabin blankets. Love to make them. Would love to make a mystery blanket!!!

  • Blankets you say. Boy have I knit blankets. Sock yarn blankets in Old Shale, Mitered Square blankets, and oh yes, the beautiful Mitered crosses blanket in grey and rose Brown Sheep Lambs Pride. It sits beautiful and proud in my living room waiting for a cold day when the snow is falling outside the picture window and I am sipping a coffee brought to me by my adoring husband and the children are playing nicely on the floor. . . Oh wait reality check. It is a beautiful blanket but my spouse wouldn’t know how to make a cup of coffee and my sweet girl is all grown up.

  • Wee Shriek! I have made at least six baby blankets, and as many afghans, from various patterns over my 60+ years. I just finished two doll blankets for my granddaughter’s birthday! I’ve made scads of those over the years as well.
    My favorite afghan (blanket) was the Lizard Ridge by Laura Aylor from the Fall 2006 Knitty. I used Noro in many colors and it is a gorgeous, striking thing. I love it.
    Thanks for the chance to win a mystery blanket kit. I have a good friend who has done several of her kits and loves them. Two of them are like ones shown in your photos and she just finished the latest one, I believe ( Olympic theme?)!

  • I am a blanket and shawl knitter. I love making them both. Tomorrow is my birthday and this would be a fabulous gift! I give most of my knitting away to people in crisis. Since I enjoy the process so much I think it gives them good karma and a feeling that someone cares.

  • I knit the Mitered Cross Blanket. 3 reasons:
    1. I was a long-time Red Cross nurse
    2. loved the design
    3. appalled by the devastation in Japan and grateful for the donation of the design profits.

  • Shriek! I knit one baby blanket about 1973, no idea of the pattern, and two blankets using a pattern called Navaho, in the ’80s. About time to make another one.

  • Wow!!!!! Would love to win this – my blanket experience is limited to baby blankets – my favourite is a beautiful simple cotton stripy garter stitch pattern from Mission Falls knit – but I would love to try something more grown up, especially by Debbie. Thank you!

  • Wow, what a great giveaway! My sister and I combined our efforts to knit a Lizard Ridge blanket for our grandparents. I’m now knitting a second one on my own. The only other blanket I’ve done is still a WIP after *years* of work. I’m using the Cubism pattern, but modified it. This beast is going to be 9’x12′. And it’s All. Garter. Stitch. Hence why it’s taking me years. I graduated from college and started and finished a Masters in the time it has taken me to knit half of this thing!

  • tiny shriek! This is so amazing! Yes, I have knit blankets. My favorite was for a baby, and it was based on the Kerry Blue Shawl from Martha Waterman’s Traditional Lace Shawls. I have knit some rather unfortunate baby blankets because I have difficulty saying no, especially to an older lady who receives Mary Maxim catalogs. Then I have an unfinished Shetland Tea (AGOL) Throw that I need more yarn if I am ever to complete it.

  • The very first afghan I ever made was for the former step-monster. I crocheted TONS of granny squares – and no two were alike. The sewing together was almost the death of me!

  • I forgot to mention.
    1. Moderne Log Cabin – hint, hint.
    2. Debbit Abrahams – full size cream Aran afghan
    3. Baby moderne log cabin
    4. 3 assorted made up baby blankets.
    I’m a card-carrying, blanket-knitting baby!

  • (Insert rebel yell.) Those are gorgeous! My favorite blankets are log cabin blankets. But I would adore making something like this.

  • little tiny shriek! oh, my, those are lovely. i’m knitting a blanket right now – a log cabin. it’s getting pretty big in my lap right now. i’d love to win!

  • jings! crivens and help ma bob!
    my name is Ella. I have knitted a number of different baby blankets and crocheted a queensized granny square blanket (never again!)
    I am a logcabin baby blanket-a-holic. I must have knitted at least 7 and there is a Moderne one just started. I blame the the people who introduced me to the pattern – oh wait! that’s the people who are hosting this blanket pattern drawing!

  • Squeek! I knit EZ’s Mystery Blanket for my grandson. In COTTON! with a million ends to weave in – and loved every minute of it. He sleeps with it every night.

  • Squeek! I knit EZ’s Mystery Blanket for my grandson. In COTTON! with a million ends to weave in – and loved every minute of it. He sleeps with it every night.

  • Squeek! I knit EZ’s Mystery Blanket for my grandson. In COTTON! with a million ends to weave in – and loved every minute of it. He sleeps with it every night.

  • YEAH!! Would love it! thank you!!

  • Three times a charm?

  • I have never knit a thing called a “blanket”. All mine have been called “afghans”, where “afghan”” = “a small blanket”.
    I made the first to use at our new-to-us cabin, whose decor was a time capsule of mid-1970s America… in 1991. I searched high and low for orange and brown and harvest gold and avocado yarns. I finally settled for brown and light and medium tan and blue-gray and a variegated yarn of those colors plus a peachy orange, all in worsted weight acrylic. It was warm and serviceable and, most importantly in a house with 2 boys, a dog, and 2 cats, plus assorted other critters that came and went, it was machine washable. The afghan itself went about 10 years later when one of my boys used it to cover the new hamster cage on the raised hearth. He thought the dog was waaayyyy too interested in the little rodent. Said rodent did what rodents do; he chewed the afghan. Large holes ensued. End of afghan.
    Oh, yes, the pattern. It was all single crochet worked in single rows lengthwise. Yarn ends at the beginning and end of each row made the fringe. It was edged on the long sides with the dark brow, and had wide stripes of light and medium tan, plus stripes of the variegated yarn. To this day I don’t know how it happened, but those variegated stripes came out looking vaguely Navaho-rug-ish exactly like in the pattern photo. If I had started any of the variegated rows at a different spot in the skein it wouldn’t have worked at all. Guess my karma was especially good those weeks.
    The second afghan still sits in unsewn-together strips. It used 2 colors of yarn; I chose cream and cocoa acrylic (but at least it was FUZZY acrylic). The year was about 1993, and it was tough to get good yarn. So tough that I’m not sure I knew therw WAS good yarn.
    But I digress.
    The pattern had the knitter (yes, this one was knitted) make a 10″ square using 2 strands of the lighter colored yarn, then drop one strand and pick up a strand of the darker yarn and continue to knit another 10″ square using those two strands. After 10″ more you dropped the darker yarn and picked up the lighter one again. The entire thing was done in seed stitch so it was reversible. At the end of the strip you had a series of alternating squares of cream and cream-and-cocoa squares. The next strip started with a cream-and-cocoa square, then alternated with that color combination and solid cocoa squares. When the whole thing was sewn together it would give the appearance of a plaid bla- er, afghan.
    But when I started sewing it together after much, much, much procrastination, I found that my gauge had tightened after the first strip , and that the finished afghan was gonna look… weird. So I stuck the strips back into the bag and the bag into the back of the closet, where it lives to this day.
    The third afghan is a happy story (whew, enough with the tragedy already). I was traveling around England and Scotland in 1995 with my then-12-yo son on a sightseeing trip when I came upon the most gorgeous object d’knit I had ever seen. It was a women’s tunic made of 4″ muttered squares. I gasped, I drooled, I had to make it. Turned out that it was kit made by Colinette and the kit also included an alternative pattern for an afghan. 70£ later I was the proud and happy owner of the kit, which barely fit into my suitcase.
    It took me a year or two to make the afghan due to life and a new job cutting into my knitting time, but I loved LOVED making it. The yarns were all various combinations of natural fibers — wool and cotton and mohair and silk, the whole thing was knit on US#10 needles so each square went quickly, and best of all, there would be no sewing up at the end; the first row of each new square were picked up along the edge(s) of the previous square(s).
    No one else is allowed to use that afghan, only me 🙂

  • Shrrrreeeiiiikkkk! I have made so many Southern Crosses that I miter in my sleep some nights – only for your charity pattern would I work so much dratted garter stitch

  • Wow, beautiful! I need to make one of those. I have made baby blankets and a Lizard Ridge (which, after several years, still needs to be sewn together).

  • Wow, beautiful! I need to make one of those. I have made baby blankets and a Lizard Ridge (which, after several years, still needs to be sewn together).

  • Wow, beautiful! I need to make one of those. I have made baby blankets and a Lizard Ridge (which, after several years, still needs to be sewn together).

  • Hi I would so love that! How beautiful! I have done several large blankets all my own designs tho. One handspun samyod dog hair blended with wool, one modular and several 6+ foot sq shetland lace.
    Heres hoping
    Thanks! 🙂

  • Does crochet count? I did crochet two blankets, each of my own design, for my sons when they were born – 16 and 18 years ago – and am knitting an Anne Hanson design for my older son’s dorm room now, but these? These are BLANKETS, and what fun would it be to work on something like this?!

  • Does crochet count? I did crochet two blankets, each of my own design, for my sons when they were born – 16 and 18 years ago – and am knitting an Anne Hanson design in manly colours for my older son’s dorm room now, but these? These are BLANKETS, and what fun would it be to work on something like this?!

  • Big Shriek from me. I coordinated the knitting of a blanket (knitting more of the squares than I care to remember) – It raised A$430 for the local domestic violence centre. Do this count?
    Joy

  • Wow! What a generous give-away. Since today’s my birthday, I must tell you that “All I want is to win the 2013 Mystery Blanket Club”. : ) Thanks for sharing the news about this great club.

  • Wow! What a generous give-away. Since today’s my birthday, I must tell you that “All I want is to win the 2013 Mystery Blanket Club”. : ) Thanks for sharing the news about this great club.

  • Love to knit blankets, mostly my own designs. Love these blankets! Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

  • (Ladylike shriek!) I’ve knit a very few blankets, baby-size: 2 Log Cabin Moderne and one Lizard Ridge. This could be just the thing to get me out of my sock rut. By which I mean only knitting socks lately.

  • I don’t recall knitting a whole blanket. I have made squares for collaborative blankets but I am not the owner of the finished blankets. Crocheted blankets, yes indeed, the granny square stalks forth, using up any scrap of yarn available. I am still collecting sock yarn scraps for a garter st log cabin blanket.

  • I am a devout student of the Kay Gardiner School of Knit Blanketry, including but not limited to: A one-year adventure as a new knitter with MDK’s mitered square blanket; I expanded the Nina Shawl to afghan proportions; I have about half the squares I need to finish the Mitered Cross blanket in denim yarn and I’m currently enjoying the Moderne Log Cabin to get me through the hell that is commuting in Miami traffic. It may get unwieldy towards the end. And a little toasty.The mystery blanket club sounds fun!

  • GAH!! Beautiful!
    I recently knitted my sister a huppah that was designed to function as a nice couch throw after the wedding (the kind you snuggle under while watching a movie). I made up my own pattern, and semi-accidentally made it as hard on myself as I possibly could: I wanted it to be asymmetrical but stay coherent, and I wanted it to include personal things from their lives, and I wanted to use a lot of different types of yarn but all in shades of white/cream, with some gold accents. I was traveling through Europe at the time and tried to buy a new type of yarn from each country I visited. When I look at the squares I see long train rides and conversations with new friends all over the world. It kept me thinking of my sister and brother-in-law throughout my trip, and about the family they’ll build one day. Everyone who asked me what I was making got excited and happy when I told them. It took me nine months and nearly drove me mad, but it was an intensely personal experience and the end result was utterly worth it. When I finally unfurled it for my sister, her eyes immediately filled with tears. That’s one of my favorite memories from her wedding day.

  • OMG! how right you are about not wanting to buy all those yarns. I love making blankets and especially those that resemble patchwork. My first item that I knit was the Sampler Afghan. This was a great way to learn stitches and cables. I finished and won a blue medal from my guild for the Bunches of Squares blanket. My current love is the Sennen Cove Blanket. I love the unusualness about it. I really want the 2013 Mystery Blanket…..

  • Binkie shriek! Aren’t they beautiful? Even if I don’t win, what an inspiration for stash-busting.
    Please count me in.
    Jennifer K

  • These blankets are beautiful! I’ve made several baby and adult afghans, but nothing as complicated as these.

  • Love , love the blankets and would love, love to spend a year knitting a surprise!

  • YOOHOO! I’ve knit a few baby blankets and love working on the AbFab blankets from Colinette. I would LOVE to win this..I love mysteries and blankets. You can never have to many of either.

  • I’ve knit a few blankets, but my first and favourite was the moderne log cabin. Thanks for the introduction to the world of blankets. Thanks for the introduction to Debbie Abrahams and squee at the possibility of winning.

  • I knit baby blankets for my Mother’s Church. They go to shelters and clinics. Also, I am half-way through my second Mitered-cross blanket (I love that pattern).
    The mystery blankets are beautiful.

  • WOW!!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

  • WOW!!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

  • Many blankies, or my children, a grand baby on the way. Just finished my first logcabin and I knitted on the I cord! Squee !

  • Many blankies, or my children, a grand baby on the way. Just finished my first logcabin and I knitted on the I cord! Squee !

  • The first thing I ever knit was a blanket. I didn’t follow any pattern, I just had my little size 5 pink needles and some yarn I bought at a garage sale and knit rectangles in various shapes and sizes then sewed them all together! That was almost 15 years ago now and I’ve only crochet blankets since then but I’d love the opportunity to knit another one!

  • Eeeeeeeeeek!!!
    My only non-baby blanket is a bigger than king sized blanket adapted from a wavy blanket pattern, in wool. Very, very warm as it for bigger!

  • eep! wow! a whole blanket! her stuff is gorgeous. what blankets have i knit, you ask? well, i’ve only finished one – a seaside throw, by debbie bliss – and i’m working on a beekeper’s quilt, by tiny owl knits/stephanie dosen. that one’s a long-term project.

  • Wow! What a fantastic prize. I’ve been coveting one of these blankets for ages. My favourite of the ones I’ve made is the Ab Fab throw from Colinette, in colours I chose myself. It lives on my sofa and is very cosy 🙂

  • I crocheted the 63 Heirloom Squares blanket designed by Darla Sims as gift for my mother. I gave it to my mother at Thanksgiving, but we walked it over to my invalid grandmother’s house to show her. When she saw it, she exclaimed, “Oh, look what you made for me! I love it!” Of course, my mom and I went along with it, but I can tell you I cried buckets when we got back to my mom’s house. I loved my Granny dearly, but every stitch had been made for my momma, and she was so gracious about letting Granny have the blanket. Granny used it every winter for several years. She died last December, and I have the blanket now (Momma couldn’t handle the memories). I’m so glad Granny was kept warm by a blanket that was crocheted with love in every stitch.

  • Wow. Those blankets are purely breathtaking.
    I have knit baby blankets of various types, and a lap afghan of my own design, and one from some pamphlet lost in the mists of time. And a somewhat bigger blanket this year is in progress, 3/4 done, but put aside currently for holiday knitting: Fibo-Optic, by Woolly Thoughts. Thanks to Debbie and to you for hosting the contest!

  • I have knitted a blanket using all leftover worsted weight wool (stripes!). I am currently making the Map of the World afghan for my son. I would love to be entered for this mystery blanket KAL. Thank you!

  • I recently knitted the Hudsons Bay Inspired Crib Blanket and use it as a throw. Would love to win the subscription to Debbie’s mystery blanket!

  • I recently knitted the Hudsons Bay Inspired Crib Blanket and use it as a throw. Would love to win the subscription to Debbie’s mystery blanket!

  • a tiny shriek…..I have knit numerous blamkets, some fairly boring (giant granny’s favorite), others with patterns & cables (one had a flower basket), but NOTHING so intricate as these fabulous designs. Quite humbling, to say the least.
    Jane

  • among blankets I have knit are the Bear Claw Blanket (staved off quilting fever in me for an extra 2 years, though i have recently succumbed), part of a Latvian Garden, and a magnum-opus-esque blanket of my own design which will soon be finished after more than 2 years. Clearly I will need something to fill that void…

  • SQEEEE! I’ve never knit a blanket for myself but have been a part of many for gifts and charities. Would LOVE to do one of these!!!

  • I’m in the middle of the Great Aran Afghan at the moment. And also, 64 Crayons by Amy Swenson. I may have a blanket problem, but don’t tell anyone.

  • OMG! Amazing! I’ve crotched a number of blankets, but I’m currently working on my first knitted blanket: The Great American Aran Afghan, otherwise known as GAAAAAAA.

  • eeeek! Many baby blankets, usually squares with different stitches/cables for each square.

  • I’ll see your tiny shriek of joy, and raise you a squee. I’ve never knitted a blanket before, but I’m always up for a challenge, especially with new techniques.

  • I’ll see your tiny shriek of joy, and raise you a squee. I’ve never knitted a blanket before, but I’m always up for a challenge, especially with new techniques.

  • Squeeeeee! I’ve knit several blankets, but I’m most in love with how my Babette turned out.

  • Eep! EEP! I am in a swoon over that farm-themed blanket. I’ve knit a Colorful Waves throw (pattern and kit from Knit Picks, unfortunately no longer available), a log cabin courtesy of your lovely selves, and of course a spiral baby blanket, because who hasn’t?

  • Shriek! I have knit baby blankets of many patterns, and am now slowly working on a sock yarn blanket. Knitting up scraps of sock yarn into 4 inch squares and someday when I think I have enough I’ll sew them all up into a blanket.

  • Ohhhhhh Shriek, Shriek, Shriek. Pick Me, Pick Me. I would love to make a blanket like this. I have knit 2 baby blankets, a basket weave and a hearts and stars. I have also crocheted several afghans, but I’m a knit girl now.

  • I have not yet knit a blanket but I have crocheted many. I have also bought the yarn to make the Modern Log Cabin blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting. Should start it soon.

  • I’ve knit several but my current favorite is the spiderman blanket from Ravelry. It’s a center out seven sided blanket. I knit it in Dishcloth cotton using an ombré with a coordinating color in thin stripes. The roundness keeps the. Patton from stretching too much in anyone direction..

  • I’ve only knit baby-size blankets in the past but have been coveting a grown-up-size knitted one. So here’s my excited SHRIEK! Debbie’s work is awesome.

  • I’ll see your tiny shriek of joy, and raise you a squee. I’ve never knitted a blanket before, but I’m always up for a challenge, especially with new techniques.

  • Lots of blankets….I’m a spinner and it’s the only way I can use up my dye samples on the Cormo I spin..lots of color..lots of crazy…lots of softness

  • OhmygodyesyesYES! I have knit one blanket – a knitted homage to the orangezigzagcrochetedthing my great-grandmother made. I just found a good chevron stitch pattern and knitted, and knitted, and knitted , and knitted on and on and on to my heart’s content! I am also working on a much longer term blanket out of little squares made from leftover stash yarn as I finish other projects.

  • yee ha, et tios! what a great opportunity! I’ve been working on EZ’s garter stitch blanket, the one with the interlocking pieces and i-cord edge. Using a combination of Lopi Lite and handspun. The handspun was made by Tillie M. when she was 101 yrs old. What an amazing blanket to create!
    Debbie’s designs are beautiful. Thanks for offering this contest.

  • I’m entering the fray, but it looks like the competition is pretty fierce already!

  • Wow, unbelievably generous. I’ve knit several small baby blankets and two large blankets–one an old Leisure Arts aran-patterned afghan and the second a self-designed very large patchwork bedspread using all reversible stitches–some cable, some not–for my son to take to college.

  • Why, a Log Cabin made of sock yarn leftovers for my parents anniversary, of course. Among MANY others.

  • Woo & Hoo! I have knit countless blankets -up to crib or lap size- mitered, log cabin, assorted stitches, pieced and from the center out. This would be fun, fun fun!!

  • YOWZERS!! Of course I’ve made a log cabin blanket! How could I not?

  • Well, I’ve knit three blankets – three log cabins. And I have no less than three more blankets on the needles now, all MDK blankets, I might add – Mitered Crosses, Mitered Squares, and Liberty. So, what’s one more blanket, especially when it comes with free yarn! Shriek!

  • YOWZERS!! Of course I’ve made a log cabin blanket! How could I not?

  • A baby blanket or three. My mother in law knits some amazing blankets with perfect cables.

  • Yes, I have knit a blanket for my new granddaughter. I made Old Shale in a finer gague with Blue Sky Alpaca/silk. It was pink, soft and girlie.

  • Yes, I have knit a blanket for my new granddaughter. I made Old Shale in a finer gague with Blue Sky Alpaca/silk. It was pink, soft and girlie.

  • Yes, I have knitted a blanket. I can’t remember how many, or all the patterns, but I can tell you the one I am most proud of is the one I see used every day by my youngest child. Her Beeshee, an enormous Pinwheel with a mile of ruffled edge that she tells even strangers her Mommy made while she was in my belly. It may be the only object I’ve ever made to be assigned a gender (she) and it is blanket magic.

  • This is soo exciting! I love to knit blankets! I knit blankets for each of my 5 kids when they went away to college, and a number for gifts, but I haven’t knit one for me in years (since I was in college-so I won’t say how many years) This would be for me!! The last blanket I knit was mitered cross blanket for the Japanese earthquake relief. It was beautiful and I gave it as a gift.

  • This is soo exciting! I love to knit blankets! I knit blankets for each of my 5 kids when they went away to college, and a number for gifts, but I haven’t knit one for me in years (since I was in college-so I won’t say how many years) This would be for me!! The last blanket I knit was mitered cross blanket for the Japanese earthquake relief. It was beautiful and I gave it as a gift.

  • This is soo exciting! I love to knit blankets! I knit blankets for each of my 5 kids when they went away to college, and a number for gifts, but I haven’t knit one for me in years (since I was in college-so I won’t say how many years) This would be for me!! The last blanket I knit was mitered cross blanket for the Japanese earthquake relief. It was beautiful and I gave it as a gift.

  • Eeeeeeee! I’ve knit MANY blankets. Baby blankets are my favorite. I’m currently knitted a tree of life baby blanket for an expectant friend.

  • I knit my grandmother a blanket for her to take a nap under every day. I used a basic basketweave pattern and added a lace3 knit border. I’m super excited about your give-away! I just read about these blankets in the Rowan newsletter.

  • EEEEEEK! Okay, that was a medium shriek instead of a tiny one. But WOWZA.
    I love knitted blankets. One of my favourites was one I knit up as I unknit one of the first sweaters I ever made my husband (back before we were married). Never even rewound into balls – just knit it right off the pieces after unseaming. It WAS a medium gray zippered cardigan with a too-short body and too-long sleeves in a seedstitch/ribbing combo that only got worn in the first year of ownership. It now IS a medium gray lap blanket in random garter stitch rectangles (with some added happy scrappy rectangles in whatever colour was lying around) and is used all winter.

  • squee!
    Those are exquisite! I have never seen anything like them!
    I have knitted some blankie squares…. does that count? Your Log Cabin pattern, natch.

  • I love that second blanket! I usually make sampler blankets so that I can try lots of different stitches. One of Debbie Abrams kits would be way too much fun.

  • I’ve done tons of knitting but I can’t recall knitting a blanket. I have helped in making cooperative blankets and I know I bought the yarn for for a baby blanket and your moderne blanket so the urge is there. But this giveaway is mind blowing beautiful and a work of art.
    What a thrill it would be to knit this mystery blanket.

  • *SHRIEK*
    Yes! I knit Janine Bajus’ PARCHEESI. And I am still feeling the deep love for it!

  • I’ve done tons of knitting but I can’t recall knitting a blanket. I have helped in making cooperative blankets and I know I bought the yarn for for a baby blanket and your moderne blanket so the urge is there. But this giveaway is mind blowing beautiful and a work of art.
    What a thrill it would be to knit this mystery blanket.

  • Wow – beyootiful! Last winter I knit the Amazing afghan from Woolly Thoughts and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. I would love to work on one of these blankets.

  • Wow! Can you hear my shriek of joy and excitement all the way from Eagle Rock!?! Please enter me!!

  • Wow! Can you hear my shriek of joy and excitement all the way from Eagle Rock!?! Please enter me!!

  • It’s way too early in the morning to squee…how about a bleary toast with my coffee cup…? Anyhoo: I’ve made loads of blankets, mostly baby ones but some larger ones as well. LOVE making blankets!

  • a fake blanket. Don’t ask, it is a long story.
    throw my name into the pot.
    shrreeek

  • Eek! LOVE knitting blankets! I’ve knit your log cabin, a paintbox log cabin (twice), a lion brand blanket (my first), a big bad baby blanket. I’ve even crocheted a Babette!

  • Oh wow. I have fantasies about joining her blanket club. What an awesome, generous gift!

  • I have knitted many, many things that tread the line between blanket and shawl, along with one actual blanket (sampler afghan that took 20 years made from acrylic in cream). Debbie’s blankets have blown my tiny mind. Thanks.

  • What an awesome giveaway!
    I have only knit baby blankets, 2 different ones, Cable and Lace Baby Blanket by Stephanie Ament, and Sweet Bon Bon Baby Blanket by Suzanne Middlebrooks.

  • I have only knit 2 baby blankets so far. I have wanted to knit a full size spectacular blanket but shopping for just the right yarn and pattern was putting me off.

  • iiiiiiii! that would be wonderful – did one once, but then it is reeeaaaally out of my budget to subscribe for another one. It was such a nice experience, would love to be able to make another one…

  • WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
    I’ve knit lots of blankets from other’s patterns as well as my own. Most recently a king sized Aran and a king sized bone simple stripe. 🙂
    If I win, I promise Ann and Kay can visit this blanket when finished or in progress at the other end of West End!

  • I just today started seaming up a mitered square blanket big enough for a single bed. I think it’s going to look fabulous when it’s finished!

  • I just today started seaming up a mitered square blanket big enough for a single bed. I think it’s going to look fabulous when it’s finished!

  • Eeeeeekkkkkk yesi want to knit another blanket from Debbie!!
    Love her mysteries.

  • yesi want to knit another blanket from Debbie!!
    Love her mysteries.

  • I knitted a linen stitch blanket with stripes of many different colours. Stash buster! I planned on leaving the ends as fringe, but it looked terrible because of the many different types of yarn, so I wove them all in and used fraycheck to tone down the ends of the ends. It ended up pretty nice! I think the recipient (my cousin’s bride) liked it.
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knittingwithwords/scrappy-lengthwise-scarf-2

  • I knitted a linen stitch blanket with stripes of many different colours. Stash buster! I planned on leaving the ends as fringe, but it looked terrible because of the many different types of yarn, so I wove them all in and used fraycheck to tone down the ends of the ends. It ended up pretty nice! I think the recipient (my cousin’s bride) liked it.
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knittingwithwords/scrappy-lengthwise-scarf-2

  • Many baby blankets have been knit for the wee ones using various patterns. The Entrelac baby blanket I knit for my granddaughter was one of my favorites. Would love a chance to knit one of Debbie’s beautiful creations.

  • Yes i want to knit another blanket from Debbie!!
    Love her mysteries.

  • (insert tiny shriek here) YES! I’d love to win a subscription to make this blanket…I love the examples, but the price is a bit out of my budget! I have knit baby blankets, using Circles and Strips, Happy Baby and Sky Ladder patterns; and I have recently volunteered to seam up a Mystery Blanket Stitch Along blanket, so I’m waiting for the squares to be sent to me!

  • Squeee!
    I have knitted and crocheted many blankets, mostly for babies. My favorite is a garter-stitch lapblanket knit with Malabbrigo (mmmm, Malabrigo). I made up the pattern, basing it on Sean Scully’s striped paintings. It took me 3 months and I worked on it as I marathoned the Firefly DVD. Twice. I had to watch the commentary too, you know?
    Current project is a stockingnette wool blanket for my husband based on the City Lights quilt pattern by Cherri House. It will eventually cover our queen size bed. That WIP just passed the 2 year mark, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • I have knit many blankets – wedding afghans, babies, just because. When my grandmother passed away, I took on knitting the blankets in our large family.

  • Squeeeeeeeel!
    I’ve only made one blanket, and that was a Debbie Bliss Hearts and Stars for my niece, Tillie. She arrived three weeks early, and I ended up doing the final finishing off in the car on the way to the hospital to see her and her proud parents!

  • I have never knit a blanket. I am scared of them, they are big and repetitive and …repetitive. But this blanket, I could do! I am destined to do this mystery blanket!

  • Squeeeeeeeel!
    I’ve only made one blanket, and that was a Debbie Bliss Hearts and Stars for my niece, Tillie. She arrived three weeks early, and I ended up doing the final finishing off in the car on the way to the hospital to see her and her proud parents!

  • eeeeek! I’m not saying this just to butter up the RNG, but the only blankets I have knit are both MDK! A mitered crosses and a log cabin. What a great prize!

  • Yippee! No blankets yet but would love the mystery blanket to be my first!!!!!

  • Yeeeeeehhhhaaaawwwww! Wow – what a great giveaway! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity! I have never knit a blanket before… I’m fairly new to knitting and have made lots of hats and scarves… but these are gorgeous!

  • Yeeeeeehhhhaaaawwwww! Wow – what a great giveaway! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity! I have never knit a blanket before… I’m fairly new to knitting and have made lots of hats and scarves… but these are gorgeous!

  • I’ve crocheted several blankets, one for each of my college roommates. The only blanket I’ve knitted was a basketweave baby blanket, but this contest is pretty darn exciting. 🙂

  • I’ve only done baby blankets (moderne, ahem) but maybe it’s time to embark on a full size person blanket. January is a great time to start!

  • i have knit blankets for all my nieces, for my sons, for my cousins, for a wedding gift,typically designed by me and my LYS. i love blankets. It is a forgiving medium in terms of size (for me anyway). I love blankets!!!! yes i would love to win (shrieking in a very polite manner…..). thank you for the opportunity.

  • I’ve never knit a blanket–and I’d like to try.
    p.s. Bowling Avenue is on hold for me at my public library. How cool is it that the book is in LIBRARIES!

  • eeeeeiiiiiiiooooo!!
    I would love to be a part of the blanket club. I’ve crocheted baby blankets, but never knitted one.
    Thanks,
    Edie

  • well, mitred crosses, of course. pinwheel. op art. all fun; don’t know why i don’t do it more often!

  • Yes, I have knit many blankets. Most of the recent ones were take-offs on the Moderne Log, headed for A4A.
    Debbie’s work is something grand! Was totally unaware-thanks.
    Gerri

  • I’ve been a knitter forever, but … I’ve never knit a blanket. I think the blanket club would be a fabulous way to begin.

  • The Burridge Lake Aran afghan is probably my favorite blanket that I’ve knit. I’m also quite fond of my Hemlock Ring but the challenge of the large Aran afghan lead to greater satisfaction with the final product.

  • The Burridge Lake Aran afghan is probably my favorite blanket that I’ve knit. I’m also quite fond of my Hemlock Ring but the challenge of the large Aran afghan lead to greater satisfaction with the final product.

  • The Burridge Lake Aran afghan is probably my favorite blanket that I’ve knit. I’m also quite fond of my Hemlock Ring but the challenge of the large Aran afghan lead to greater satisfaction with the final product.

  • *shrieeeek!*
    I have never knit a blanket, but I’ve crocheted several. I’d love to try knitting one! Especially one as gorgeous as Debbie’s always are!

  • I am working on a mitered square blanket out of Koigu. Hopefully it will be done in the next decade….

  • I am working on a mitered square blanket out of Koigu. Hopefully it will be done in the next decade….

  • EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I would love to win this.
    I have knitted a blanket for my son. It is my own design – a center panel 2 X 3 ft with an intarsia wolf silhouette in black on a light grey with bands of garter stitch alternating shades of grey and black forming a large border. I think it is roughly 6 X 7 ft.

  • Yowza! I’ve been knitting more blankets in the past few years, particularly those that are knit in squares and woven together later — love the portatibility! My go-to patterns have been the great American afghan, log cabins, a mitered cross, with an Entrelace baby blanket thrown in for good measure. Since they’ve all been for gifts or charity, I’d love to make one of Debbie’s as a treat for myself.

  • EEEEKKKKK. I have knit a couple of blankets but have many in my favorites on ravelry. I’ve knit a cable strip afghan which I LOVE and I am in the continuing process of knitting blocks for the Learn to Knit afghan. One day it will be put together!

  • WOW – can you here my shrieking??? I knit and crochet a lot of blankets, but have never done one this gorgeous. What a treat!

  • My shriek is a: ‘peep’ !
    I knit a blanket once for my daughter when she was much smaller – I knit it out of some awful acrylic I bought at Zellers (Walmart type store) and I think it was a Patons booklet but I’m not sure – it was knit in four strips with blocks and stripes and then knit together with a border. Terrible yarn, inexperienced knitter but that darn thing is still hanging around being used to make forts or put stuffed animals to bed…

  • My shriek is a: ‘peep’ !
    I knit a blanket once for my daughter when she was much smaller – I knit it out of some awful acrylic I bought at Zellers (Walmart type store) and I think it was a Patons booklet but I’m not sure – it was knit in four strips with blocks and stripes and then knit together with a border. Terrible yarn, inexperienced knitter but that darn thing is still hanging around being used to make forts or put stuffed animals to bed…

  • WOW! I have knit many blankets, mostly for babies. I’ve made the OpArt, a Pine Forest Blanket or two, too many Moderne Log Cabin and Rambling Rows blankets to count, a Joseph’s Blankie of Many Colors for my daughter’s dorm room, and — my favorite — a log cabin blanket out of all of my left over sock yarn and the many colors of Baby Ull from the Joseph’s. But I’ve never made a blanket as beautiful and elaborate as these!

  • Squeeeeeeeeeee!!!
    Did you hear that all the way up in the Big Apple?
    What beautiful work this lady does! They are works of art. I’d love to win one of these.

  • Squeal!
    I knit a blanket with owl cables for my soon to arrive nephew. Since then my daughter has been requesting a blanket of her own…

  • … shrieeeeeekekekekekkekekekekekekekeke … eeek … whoooieee … that is too damn nice of ya’ll … i could so definitely wrap my head around a yearlong odyssey like that … hi paw … cheers … your’s truly in knitting! i+p!

  • squeeeee! I love blankets! Favorite thing to knit (or crochet), besides socks! My last two were a mitered square blanket for my sister in law with foresty colors and a pattern from Nora Gaughan’s comfort afghans, retro, in celery green.

  • Those are beautiful!
    I just finished using up my leftover sock yarn for the Barn-Raising blanket and am ready for the next one.

  • Wow, shrieking silently at work! I am finishing my Mitered Crosses for Japan in Kureyon (still need to join the squares together) and I am now hooked on knitted blankets. No matter the outcome of this contest I will be doing more of Kay’s bone-simple designs in years to come. Thanks!

  • Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    To answer your question, I have knit two blankets. One Moderne Baby Blanket, and one of my own devising (also for a baby), both of which I gave away. I’ve been itching to knit one for myself, but nothing in my imagination came anywhere close to those incredible images up there. Holy cow! (Pun…intended.)

  • Oh…I’ve definitely knit a few baby blankets for family and friends, one I made up myself out of soft soft yarn and a baby Tumbling Rose (is that the name? you know, the one with mitered squares, and i used bright bold colors). Oh and there was the log cabin style out of youre’all books. I’ve been slowly working on a Lizard Ridge Afghan and its a WIP. We’ll leave it at that. I loves knitted blankets and haven’t finished one for myself.

  • Oh man, how cool are those. I love knitted blankets, my favorite to date was when I made a Girasole blanket for my nephews wedding. Three years later, they are pregnant, I spun superwash wool to a finer weight and knit up Girasole again, only this time it is a baby blanket. Maybe a start of a new family tradition. Count me in please!

  • Oh man, how cool are those. I love knitted blankets, my favorite to date was when I made a Girasole blanket for my nephews wedding. Three years later, they are pregnant, I spun superwash wool to a finer weight and knit up Girasole again, only this time it is a baby blanket. Maybe a start of a new family tradition. Count me in please!

  • my only knit blanket was not so large but it was mitered and I love it and would LOVE to win this one.
    WOOOOO HOOO. That’s a shriek of joy in Nashville.

  • Blankets, oh yes! Baby blankets, regular blankets, bedspread sized blankets, F&F, chevron, Mitered squares (for donation to the homeless shelter).

  • Blankets, oh yes! Baby blankets, regular blankets, bedspread sized blankets, F&F, chevron, Mitered squares (for donation to the homeless shelter).

  • This is amazing! I’ve done several crochet blankets, mostly in a ripple pattern or in variations of granny squares. There are also a couple of heavy ones floating around my house done in an improvised pattern with 2 strands of worsted at the same time. I think the only knitted blanket I’ve done was a circular blanket (knit from the middle out) for a friend’s son when we was born. It was cool that it was not your typical square/rectangle blanket but was still useful. I would love to get into the mystery blanket club!

  • I make blankets for every special event! I make a pattern that my grandma used. It makes waves. It was a magic blanket for a baby I gave one to. Fell asleep every time he laid on it. So now I call it the magic blanket pattern.

  • I love knitting blankets!!! I’m making Petite Purls striped baby blanket right now, the baby is due at Christmas, so that would be perfect timing for a new project!!

  • Okay, that sounds like fun for a fair isle obsessive like me.

  • One of the first FO’s I ever produced was a crocheted blanket for my grandmother. She had cancer, and it seemed right to make something to send to her. It was bright white and pink acrylic from Woolworth’s. I’m certain she thought it was awful, but I never heard so.
    I also made a sweater for my other grandmother with a collar so tight that it could probably not get over an eggplant let alone a head. She graciously found someone to insert a zipper so she could wear it at least once.

  • Wow! Those are fabulous. I’d love to knit one.

  • The blankets are absolutely gorgeous. What an ingenious way to combine my two favorite crafts — knitting and quilting.

  • [tiny shriek]
    I have a blanket in progress, using various square patterns from a mystery KAL in 2011. I’d like to knit more blankets, since my kids should really have one each.

  • @;o Well, I’ve got a partially finished crocheted afghan sitting in my attic. Started it possibly 25 years ago after my Nana taught me how to crochet. Otherwise, I’ve been obsessively knitting for last 5 years non-stop. Everything, except, blankets.

  • WOO HOO!!!! I was just looking longingly at some of her designs recently. Oh, what a wonderful prize!

  • Yes, of course I’ve knit blankets. Your own (M&D) log cabin several times, and one that I made up as I went along.
    Love you ladies –
    Maryanne in SC

  • Yes, knit blankets all the time and use many different patterns or combination of patterns. My go to blanket pattern is a log cabin.

  • OMG wow! I mostly knit baby blankets from old stash but these are gosh darn gorgeous!

  • Always knitting blankets and my go to pattern is the log cabin.

  • Wowser!! Many blankets, many times. Log cabin, chevron, yarn overs, etc. My favorite is a Barbara Walker thermal stitch with odds and ends that cover my king sized bed!

  • Eeeeee! (that’s my shriek)
    I’m knitting a blanket at the moment, pattern from my favourite source (my head). It’s a pile o’squares at the moment, but I have a cunning plan…

  • Here’s my tiny shriek! Most of my past blanketing activities have involved crocheting (gasp!), but that was before I could knit fast enough to finish a blanket.
    And by the way, Mitered Crosses is pure and beautiful (now I just need the time to assemble it!).

  • Here’s my tiny shriek! Most of my past blanketing activities have involved crocheting (gasp!), but that was before I could knit fast enough to finish a blanket.
    And by the way, Mitered Crosses is pure and beautiful (now I just need the time to assemble it!).

  • I neeeeeed this prize. I looooove blankies and afghans. I make at least one every year and try to win a ribbon at the State Fair. This year – 2nd place!!!! This is huge! I made your mitered blankie for my daughter’s wedding present. I made the buncha squares for a baby gift. The list goes on. Honestly, your patterns are some of the best. I need a new pattern for my twin niece and nephew who are due in March, too. I am so worthy. Thanks, Ann

  • I’ve never knit a blanket (yet), but I have the yarn ready for a blanket of awesome rainbow goodness.

  • WOOOOHOOO!!!! that’s how we do it in Texas! I have only knit baby blankets – never gotten up the nerve to knit an adult-sized one. How cool are these!!!

  • I love Debbie Abrahams. Years ago I so admired a small purse of hers that I ordered it. When I got it, there was a little note from her Mom! Debbie’s Mom had knit it. It is a treasured possession. I have knit many blankets, a favorite is a simple eyelet ruffled edge blanket. The great American Celtic, the manors sampler…..on and on. Thanks for the contest.

  • I would love this fantastic opportunity!

  • Pick me…long winters here in Canada, we need blankets. I’m 2/3 through a most beautiful Mason Dixon modern log cabin blanket in natural shades of amazing mulespan yarn spun on antique-Edward-Scissor-Hands equipment at the Custom Woolen Mill near Carstairs, Alberta (they also produce Beaverslide yarn and wool house insulation!) It’s rustic and modern, and pure and simple…i will finish it this winter.
    Cheers,
    Jake.
    P.S. Kay, i’m going to be in NYC next weeking (Oct 11-15)!!! Tips from a local? Yarn? Jazz? Cocktails? Eats? Shows? Fleamarkets? Etc? Staying in Chelsea (Hotel Americano). This trip MOMA, Highline Park, Brooklyn Flea Market so far. Cheers somemore.

  • Pick me…long winters here in Canada, we need blankets. I’m 2/3 through a most beautiful Mason Dixon modern log cabin blanket in natural shades of amazing mulespan yarn spun on antique-Edward-Scissor-Hands equipment at the Custom Woolen Mill near Carstairs, Alberta (they also produce Beaverslide yarn and wool house insulation!) It’s rustic and modern, and pure and simple…i will finish it this winter.
    Cheers,
    Jake.
    P.S. Kay, i’m going to be in NYC next weekend(Oct 11-15)!!! Tips from a local? Yarn? Jazz? Cocktails? Eats? Shows? Fleamarkets? Etc? Staying in Chelsea (Hotel Americano). This trip MOMA, Highline Park, Brooklyn Flea Market so far. Cheers somemore.

  • Ooo, ooo, me too!! I love to knit blankets. I’ve knit several mitred squares blankets, and my favourite Buncha Squares Blanket inspired by your very own website! There have been numerous baby blankets for friends and for the Warm Hands Network. I enjoy making small squares into big blankets – the knitting stays small, and I don’t mind the sewing together – it’s fun to see all those squares form into something wonderful.

  • What lovely blankets! Consider this my shriek of joy.

  • I have been knitting blankets (and quilting them as well)for over 40 years and still try to always have one on the needles even though my path has led me to Florida, I just switch to lighter weight yarn and more cotton content! I just read the article in Rowan about this Mystery Blanket Club and would have loved to join but…. just moved, don’t have a new job yet, etc., etc. I have made cabled afghans (I would say those have been the most stitch type used,) slip stitch, garter stitch, striped, you name it, I’ve tried it. Have never tried an intarsia though so this would be a first. Yay, this would be so much fun!

  • Squee! What a fantastic prize. I have one of her books, and love it to death. A mystery blanket – what could be better!

  • oooooh! I love Debbie’s blankets! I have indeed made a blanket, though only a baby one. I also have a half-finished grown up blanket which is a giant granny square. The baby blanket pattern came from ‘Booties, Blankets and Bears’ by Debbie Bliss and had a lovely lace edge.

  • oooooh! I love Debbie’s blankets! I have indeed made a blanket, though only a baby one. I also have a half-finished grown up blanket which is a giant granny square. The baby blanket pattern came from ‘Booties, Blankets and Bears’ by Debbie Bliss and had a lovely lace edge.

  • Whoops I did not mean to enter twice – sorry!

  • I am havin’ trubble. I posted twice and I don’t know how. Now it won’t let me post my apology. Tryin’ agin.

  • Started knitting and crocheting blankets when I was in high school – now approaching Medicare time! My “job” now is knitting baby blankets for my grandchildren, grandchildren of friends and my daughter’s ever fertile friends!!! My current favorite right now is a baby sized version of Jared Flood’s Umaro.

  • the last blanket i knit was for my doll. i was 7. this seems like the best of reasons to start on a grown-up-sized one.

  • Would LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! to knit one of these wonders!!!

  • I have knit only baby blankets, but lots of different patterns: the knitted starghan and munchkin and the current honeycomb stroller blanket among my favorites. Would love to try something like this with the thrill of mystery behind it. LOVED that barnyard one. Soooo cute.

  • I have crocheted enough blankets to warm a maternity ward in a mid-size city for about 6 months, and am plugging away at a log cabin (my first knit blanket, and now at the point where the rows are LONGGGGGGGGGGG, perfect NFL knitting!). I am SWOONING at the photos of these blankets. Oooer, me, maybe?

  • Woo hooo!! I knit a round blanket self-patterned blanket, gobbling up stash in it’s wake.

  • I’ve knit many baby blankets, but my crowning jewels are the Mitered Crosses and Fussy Cuts, patterns by you know who.

  • shriek!!!!! I’d love to get a pattern!

  • I’ve done 5 pieced blankets for my nephews & nieces for their high school graduations. But never one for me. Each was from a Sampler Afghan (Leisure Arts) booklet. It has 60 patterns and I let them pick the 24 they wanted (each about a foot square, 4 wide by 6 high) and the color. The first three were done in about 3 years. I love this style of blanket because until the assembly, it’s very portable.

  • Yeeee Haaaaa! I’d love to be entered to win the mystery blanket club drawing. And I’ve knit the mitered cross blanket, of course! 🙂

  • Oooooh! I love Debbie’s blankets, have her books and have never knitted one of hers – I have no idea why! Have knitted several baby blankets – entrelac included – and am currently (in between other projects) crocheting a double bedspread in wave pattern and knitting eldest son’s blanket for Uni whilst he’s on his gap year. If I don’t win I might have to join Debbie’s club anyway!!

  • PICK ME! PICK ME!
    I have knitted and sewn many blankets…most recently a M/D log cabin one for my grandson…it is on his little toddler bed in my house.
    I LOVE THESE! NEVER have seen such color/designs!
    PS. I tell everyone I know who can read to read BOwling Avenue, does that help?

  • yikes!
    I once knitted a blanket for my college age daughter using every color of furry eyelash (held with a worsted) I could find–four strips, each with several different color blocks. She immediately took a nap under it.

  • Eeeeek! (Tiny shriek!) Those blankets look fabulous. 🙂
    I’m not quite sure what constitutes “blanket” over afghan, but I’ve made several – recently, in fact! I made a mosaic knit afghan using stash acrylic and using a pattern from Iron Horse that was originally part of a club using yarn from their critters. I made a baby blanket, Enchanted Castle or something like that, designed by Sally Rainey (twice), and actually crocheted a “zoo” afghan (pattern from Leisure Arts). All are posted on Ravelry (knittinginpublic). I also have plans to knit the variety of squares through the Yahoo Holiday Mystery Knits group to make a blanket/afghan (I like my afghans larger than the traditional lap-type size – I want to cover feet and up to neck all at once!)

  • Yee Haw!! And no, no blankets. Yet.

  • Would love a mystery blanket! I’ve knitted several baby blankets and part of a mitered square blanket, now that fall is here it’s time to get back to it. Also crocheted a ripple and granny square afgan back in the day. Not familiar with Debbie’s designs, loved looking at them.

  • I love knitting blankets (they always fit). Some of my recent favorite knits are the Lizard Ridge by Laura Aylor, Umaro by Jared Flood and Building Blocks by Debbie Abrahams. I have all the yarn to start Debbie’s Picnic blanket. Need to get working on it.

  • Squeee! I have completed two blankets – your Mitered Crosses Blanket – as wedding gifts. I have also had requests for a third!

  • Yes,yes,yes! I’ve done your log cabin in fact. Also lots of afghans that should count toward blankie status.
    Would love to try these patterns.

  • Yes, I knit a baby blanket from Debbie Abrahams’ 50 knitted squares book. It was a beautiful blanket and I’d love to knit another of her blankets. Thanks!

  • Nipperkin and only baby blankets! Egad those are awesome!

  • Huzzah! These are beautiful. The only blanket I have made was crochet, but I have been waiting for a chance to make a new one. My husband complains that it has “too many holes” in it. Yes dear, it’s called crochet . . .

  • 2blankets. For my kids one miter square and one radiating star 3 week late

  • yyyyyyyyes! I have knit dozens of blankets including the log cabin, modern log cabin, and Liberty (twice!) from the Mason-Dixon books. I do love Debbie Abrahams blankets which I discovered at the library and promptly purchased but have never knit. Thanks for letting us know about the mystery blanket club, too.

  • So amazing! I have knit several blankets, the latest of which was an adaptation of the adorable Buzzy Bee Baby Blanket by Natalia Blank. It’s supposed to be a quick knit in worsted weight, but I decided to use the lovely fingering weight Baby Ull. My calculations were slightly askew as instead of a receiving blanket, it turned out more appropriately sized for a crib. Or maybe a twin sized bed.

  • Oooooooh, me me, pick me. I’ve done a version of an Elizabeth Zimmerman blanket (super simple) and a block of the month afghan (simple to knit, not so simple to assemble).

  • SHRIEK. GASP. SO LOVELY! I’ve knit blankets for babies. I like to make them generously sized, 4 feet by 4 feet. I have made several pinwheel blankets and one diagonally knit square with a lattice border. To my eternal shame, I did outsource one blanket to my mom when my friends were apparently extra frisky, she crocheted it and then gave it to me to weave in all the ends of the zig-zag stripes, so I guess I did some penance.

  • E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E! That is a scream, not just a shriek, out of the Filipino komiks of my childhood 🙂 The blankets are beautiful!
    I have made the Log Cabin Baby Blanket designed by Michelle Fiander. I have the yarn for the Moderne Baby Blanket from your book but have yet to find time to start it.

  • I’ve only just recently finished my Log Cabin and am currently working on the Barn Raising, which my dad admired. It is the only knitting my dad has ever said he’d like to have, so I must start another one. Poor me. Let me win. Please.

  • Thirty years ago I knit a blanket for my father. The pattern was from some women’s magazine, the yarn was multicolored acrylic, and I was too young to know (or care)about guage. Man, that blanket was big. My skills have improved, and I’d love to give a blanket another go.

  • A variation on the Island Embrace Blanket using Noro and Manos. A variation on the Blessingway Blanket from Larissa Brown’s Knitalong (do baby blankets count?). Embellished Squares from Spud Says Hi. Pretty in Pinks (except I made it green) from Little Box of Knitted Throws. Lorna Miser’s Center-out Afghan from The Knitter’s Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn. The Fluffy Afghan from Weekend Knitting (there’s another one on the needles now, as is Knitty’s Totally Autumn by Anne Hanson and the Barn Raising Quilt (also from Knitalong)). I probably don’t want to mention the Weird Partial-Garter Mitered-Square blanket from Clip ‘n Save for Miterheads that has been awaiting a decision on assembly for – a really long time. I mean, a really, really long time.

  • I knit Elizabeth Zimmerman’s jigsaw garter stitch blanket for several babies and for my mother — I love the pattern, and figured out how to do it without a lot of cast off/pick up or any sewing. I have in mind to make a blanket that I originally heard about as a quilt: make tubes the length and width of your bed, stuff them, weave them together and sew them at the crossings, put on some kind of binding around the edge, and be sure to leave some crossing unstitched at the top so you can pull the blanket up to your chin, put your fingers through the holes to hold your book, and read in bed. Heaven!