I’ve been wanting to knit a blanket where I start in the middle, and knit ‘round and ‘round until I’m ready to end it. I’m not an advanced knitter, nor do I crochet, and making my own patterns up is hit and miss. I was on Ravelry.com, browsing afghan patterns, and found the Frankie Brown 10 Stitch patterns. They were EXACTLY what I wanted! I chose the rectangle pattern, but there are others: zig zag, twist, triangle, a double 10 stitch, and corner.

She offers the patterns for free, just asking for donations to a children’s liver charity if you enjoy them.

This is a personal project for me that I work on as a pallet cleanser when I’m tired of making craft show inventory.

Here is my progress so far:

1st little bit of yarn:

I was using some old, nasty feeling Peaches and Cream cotton yarn in the color Camel. Admittedly, I messed up the first couple of corners because I didn’t know what I was doing. Hate the feeling of the yarn SOOOOO MUCH I couldn’t bring myself to frog it and redo it.

FB Camo 1

2nd little bit of yarn:

Once I had moved on to standard acrylic, I got better at the mittered corners.

FB Camo 2

3rd bit of yarn:

I didn’t calculate how much yarn I was using at the time. At this point, I took what yarns I was going to use in this blanket and start making smaller balls out of the colors.

FB Camo 3

4th yarn ball:

I then tied all the small balls together in a random order, hoping to make up random stripes for this blanket. So I really have no idea what this thing is going to look like when it’s done.

FB Camo 4

5th yarn ball:

As you can see, sometimes the random yarn balls still ended up giving me camo on camo stripes.

FB Camo 5

6th yarn ball:

This picture was taken after I had finished knitting the 6th random yarn ball. It’s only now I could start to see how it was coming out.

FB Camo 6

7th ball of yarn:

I’m really impressed on how it’s coming out. For a size comparison, that’s a Nokia Lumia cell phone. It’s about 6 inches long.

FB Camo 7

8th ball of yarn:

I haven’t done much with this blanket since this picture was taken. For a size comparison, it’s on a queen size bed in our guest room. (We leave the guest bed unmade, so the sheets don’t get dusty.)

FB Camo 8a

FB Camo 8b

I hope that I can make it big enough to cover a queen size bed, but I may have to settle for something a bit smaller.

© Cori Large 4/8/2016

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33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 09:12:37

    It is turning into most interesting pattern. Frame it and sell it to the Tate Gallery…it will be studied and given interesting interpretations by top artists around the world!!

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  2. Candy
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 09:35:24

    Wish I knew how to knit or crochet. I have tried it turned out to be a mess.

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  3. Jenny
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 10:21:12

    I love how it’s turning out. The random pattern is so fun!

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  4. Susan
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 10:28:50

    Cori,
    I have some yarn that I got in a “gift” box that looks like it might work with your stuff. I’ll bring it to the fiber guild meeting this month and if you aren’t there I’ll leave it with Ann.

    Susan

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  5. Becki Santiago
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 11:20:57

    Wow! This looks awesome. I had no idea even knitting in a circle was a thing. I have made scarves and some pot holders but nothing this advanced. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

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    • caendicott
      Jun 07, 2016 @ 17:20:10

      I had no idea this was possible either until I stumbled across it. I can’t crochet for anything and was trying to learn to crochet so I could do what I wanted. So so happy when I found this pattern! And this is advanced for me! I’m a simple knitter as well!

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  6. Dia All The Things I Do
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 11:54:14

    This looks great. I used to crochet when i was younger. I’d love to get back into it.

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  7. Carol Cassara
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 12:12:33

    What a clever idea for your guest room. It is kind of avant garde, in a way.

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    • caendicott
      Jun 07, 2016 @ 17:21:30

      No going to lie, had to look up avant garde. Now that I know what it actually means, thank you! I appreciate that!

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  8. Paola
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 14:07:45

    wow that will take a lot of work and yarn! good luck!

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    • caendicott
      Jun 07, 2016 @ 17:24:15

      Yes, it is going to take a lot of yarn. I’m on ball #9 and have 3 or 4 more already made up. I don’t know if I’ll end it there or continue on.

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  9. Jessica
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 15:12:49

    This is so adorable! I wish I had the time and skill to do this!

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    • caendicott
      Jun 07, 2016 @ 17:27:33

      Thanks, Jessica! This is an on/off project for me. I honestly haven’t worked on it in a year. I just pick it up when I want to. So who knows how long it’ll take me to finish.

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  10. Klauss
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 18:47:40

    Gradually, step by step, you created something unique, unique in all the world, have put their labor, and it is worthy of the highest praise! Bravo!

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  11. Leslie
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 22:00:26

    I wish I could knit, I can’t even get started. It’s horrible, hah. This looks cool, I bet it’s comfy too!

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  12. ARod
    Jun 07, 2016 @ 08:14:47

    You could always turn it into a pillow. I’m loving the pattern the way it all came together. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at knitting.

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  13. brianna
    Jun 07, 2016 @ 12:05:57

    What an interesting pattern. I would love to see how it all turns out.

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  14. Emily
    Jun 07, 2016 @ 12:07:08

    I used to knit with my babysitter when I was little. Ask me to knit something now and I wouldn’t even know where to start! haha

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    • caendicott
      Jun 07, 2016 @ 17:32:30

      My husband’s grandma taught him how to knit when he was a kid, and he says the same thing now. I’ve threatened to make him relearn. lol

      Reply

  15. Liz Mays
    Jun 07, 2016 @ 19:51:55

    I love that you’re just kinda winging it with how it’s going to be designed. I wish I remembered how to knit!

    Reply

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