Saturday, 25 November 2017

Cosy v-stitch blanket


On this cold and icy morning I thought I would take a moment and share with you my v-stitch blanket which I finally finished this week. Although I say 'finally,' it has probably been the easiest and fastest blanket I have worked so far. I had never tried working the v-stitch before so I am really quite happy with how it turned out.
The yarn I used is a wool/acrylic blend which is a perfect compromise for me as it makes for a very cosy blanket and yet can be thrown in the washing machine with little worry.
Instead of a border I finished it off with some fringing.

The finished blanket measures 100x135cm and I used DK yarn and a 4mm hook.
I made my foundation chain with 184 stitches. 
Work 1treble, 1chain, 1treble into the 4th chain from the hook. Skip two stitches then repeat until the end of the row, finishing with 1treble into the last stitch. Break yarn.
Join the contrasting yarn at the start of the row, chain three then work across the row working 1treble, 1chain, 1treble into the gaps created by the V's in the previous row. I worked 151 rows altogether.

The 'arty' shot........


and the out-take........



I give up!


J. X

50 comments:

  1. It's lovely, you are very talented! Nice to see it has been claimed already :)

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    1. Thank you Eileen. Mog was very comfortable there. X

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  2. Your blanket looks lovely Jules, very elegant with it's 2 tone colours. I love the photo sequence, think that's why I take ages taking photos. 'Don't want this in the photo, or this, lights not good' etc the last one is purr-fect lol. Have a lovely weekend enjoying your blanket. Cathy x

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    1. Thank you Cathy. It's my favourite blanket now. I thought the photograph was funny, I couldn't leave it out. :-) X

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  3. It's fabulous, I love it. I've had a v stitch scarf waiting in my queue of things to make for quite some time now, but it's a stitch that I still haven't got round to having a go at. I think the fringing detail finishes it off perfectly and it doesn't need a border at all. I can see that it's going to be loved by all members of your family, including the furry ones.

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    1. I didn't realise how easy it was Jo and it works up quickly. I'm looking forward to seeing your scarf now. X

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  4. I love the colours. And who can be mad at that kitty? cutie!

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    1. Thanks Sol. I only really get mad at her when she brings gifts home!

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  5. Beautiful work. I love the colour combo-very Scadi/hygge. Catriona

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    1. Thank you Catriona. I suppose it is, I hadn't thought of that. X

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  6. Love the blanket and so does someone else me thinks! Is there a pattern?

    Julie xxxxx

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    1. Thank you Julie. I've added a simple pattern to the post now. X

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  7. Beautiful blanket.

    Even if I wanted to do an arty shot of anything I make it would be impossible as I always attract the attention of one or both of my mini beasts (it's the best part!).

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    1. They do like to be involved don't they? Cute though. X

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  8. Very attractive. Can we know how to do the stitch please?

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    1. Thank you Pat. I've put a simple pattern on the post now, but there are various tutorials online which will probably explain it far better than I can. X

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  9. I love that stitch - how do you do a V stitch, I don't think I have ever heard of it.
    J x

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    1. Thank you Joy. I've written it up now but you might find someone else can explain it far better than I can. X

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  10. Just beautiful - and the cat!
    xx

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    1. Thank you. Mog was very comfortable. X

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  11. Its gorgeous Jules. I love the grey and white combination. Simple but very chic. I've never tried a V stitch so will have to give it a go and how inspirational to do a fringe instead of a border - I will definitely be pinching that superb idea from you. xx

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. Do have a go at the v-stitch. I was expecting it to be complicated and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is. I wasn't sure about the fringing at first - too tempting for small child and cat? Time will tell but so far, so good. X

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  12. It's a beautiful blanket Jules and blankets should definitely have fringing.
    The cat looks so cute snuggled up on it.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thank you Sheila. I really like the look of the fringing and it makes a nice change. X

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  13. It's so beautiful, Jules. You are very talented. A perfect blanket for cold weather.

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    1. Thank you Nil. It's had plenty of use already as it's getting quite cold here now. We've had quite a few frosty mornings. X

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  14. It's gorgeous. And I think it is made all the more beautiful with the addition of a pretty cat! :O) x

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    1. Thank you Sadie. I thought you'd appreciate the cat :-) X

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  15. The blanket is beautiful! I love the colors and the fringe. The sequence of pictures is too funny! Your Mog reminds me a lot of our Dancer - he's always there to make himself comfortable on whatever I'm making/have made. Right now, he's sleeping on top of the sweater I am knitting!

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    1. Thank you Bless. The pictures made me laugh too. Mog is usually busy doing her own thing (catching mice) but just lately she has a habit of hanging around. X

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  16. That is a lovely blanket and a perfect backdrop for the sleeping cat.

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    1. Thank you Arleen. Mog probably thinks I made it just for her. X

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  17. that looks like a lovely blanket :)

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    1. Thank you. It's lovely and warm. X

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  18. Your model seems to approve of the snuggly comfy squishy blanket. What a lovely pattern.

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    1. Thank you Julie. Like most cats, she does like her home comforts. X

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  19. Obviously a very snuggily blanket...the best endorsement you could wish for. x

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    1. I think you're right. The following evening Lily fell asleep under it. I think it's going to be popular. X

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  20. I’ve never done a V stitch, what a pretty effect it has, your blanket is lovely xx

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    1. It makes for a lovely pattern Cheryl. Give it a try. X

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  21. I think the blanket is beautiful. I really like the colour and the fringe is just perfect.
    I had to smile at your cat ...certainly looks comfy! LOL!

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan. Like most cats Mog is very good at making herself comfortable. X

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  22. Ooh that looks nice... I can see why your furry model wanted to get in on the photo shoot. Jx

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    1. Thanks Jan. I was very sorry to read about Thomas. X

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  23. Hi Jules, sorry I have been so AWOL recently, “life” I guess.

    Your blanket is quite beautiful but the feline photobombing is even better!

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    1. The photobombing is priceless isn't it? X

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    2. Next year’s Christmas card, should you do such a thing?

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