Photo: Caroline Hegwer
How pretty is this light, summer cover-up!? Not only is the pattern a freebie, but you can make it with any DK weight yarn – the very ultra soft, silky, and affordable Cascade Ultra Pima would be perfect! The pattern uses a series of needle sizes to create shape, so you’ll be very pleased if you already own a set of interchangeable needles, and if not it might be a great excuse to indulge!
- Cascade Ultra Pima: 3 to 4 skeins
- 16″ (or 24″ can work) circular needles, sizes 4.5mm/US7 & 5mm/US8
- 24″ circular needles, sizes 5.5mm/US9 & 6mm/US10
- 32″ circular needles, sizes 6.5mm/US10.5 & 8mm/US11
- stitch markers
- tapestry/darning needles
- row counter
- FREE Pattern
Today I’m feeling inspired by Attic24’s Moorland Blanket … pictured above is Cascade Ultra Pima (on SALE until the end of July) in the following colours:
- Upper Row, left to right: 3716, 3809, 3766, 3762, 37613746, 3734, 3774
- Lower Row, left to right: 3733, 3732, 3725, 3726, 3772, 3777, 3708, 3709
I should warn you, the colours aren’t exact pairings with the original pattern, I’m not canonical about these things (and I like the blues more than the greens, they’re better at binding together the palette). That said, you could use this palette to make any of Attic24’s Blanket patterns, they’d all look great, I think the Hydrangea Stripe would look amazing. 16 skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima is enough to make a large throw blanket (I’d normally use about 10 to make a lap blanket).
Knit-O-Matic is now an official drop-off location for Knitted Knockers of Canada!
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These special handmade prostheses are knit with love by wonderful volunteers and are available to women who find traditional breast prosthetics too expensive, heavy, sweaty, and uncomfortable. They are made of Cascade Ultra Pima cotton yarn to be non-irritating. They are mailed to those who need them free of charge.
How Can You Help? Buy a skein of Cascade Ultra Pima, get the pattern from the Knitted Knockers of Canada website, and knit 2 or 3 knockers. Once made, bring them back to us. Or, if you don’t want to knit, buy a skein of yarn and donate that – volunteers will do the knitting for you! Easy Peasy!