Just in time for the Australian winter

Some final pics of the bedspread before it gets packaged up and sent to Queensland. I absolutely love the attached i-cord edging – there’s a very helpful video here that I used.

Attached i-cord

You do need a needle size bigger than the one used to knit the main section (tried it with one the same size and it puckered like mad). It took ages to weave in all the ends – at least four ends per block and then the sewing-together ends – and I hate weaving in ends. But it’s done now!

Crunchy snowspread

Author: Carolyn

I'm a knitter and blogger, a cook and a quilter, a woodworker and writer.

3 thoughts on “Just in time for the Australian winter”

  1. Did you create the pattern yourself? Or did you find it somewhere. I’ve been looking for a blanket pattern and I’m in love with this one.

    1. I’m glad you think it’s nice! I found the pattern for the blocks here on the KnitWiki: http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Leaf_Bedspread. You just pick a yarn and the needle size to go with it (I did it in aran so there were only sixteen blocks, but you could do it in any weight) and then sew the blocks together. It’s a Victorian pattern from “Home Work 1891”, a book of lace patterns published in the 19th century. Good luck!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s