What is a “virtual knit along”? We’ll all be working on the same project at the same time in the comfort of our own homes. We’ll be sharing our progress here on the blog, on Instagram, on our Facebook page, and on Ravelry.
Local yarn stores might also be holding events related to the knit along!
Karen and I both fell in love (pun intended!) with this pattern as soon as we saw it.
The blanket is knit using three colors of Noro Kureyon yarn. Kureyon is a hearty, worsted weight, 100% Wool yarn that is available in over 30 awesome colorways.
Heart Blanket Pattern Details
Pattern: Heart Blanket (#33) designed by Bonnie Franz from Noro Knitting Magazine issue 5.
Finished measurements: 51″ x 56″
Materials: Noro Kureyon- 7 skeins #102 (A); 6 skeins EACH #344 (B) & #343 (C)
US size 8 needles
Gauge: 15 sts and 22 rows= 4″ over St st
The blanket is shown in the magazine with mostly traditional red and pink hearts from color 102, but there is no reason not to go a little wild!
The green is also a better match for the decor in my living room!
You can find more inspiration in the wonderful colors being used by people at Common Threads (Ravelry link), a yarn shop in California.
As you can probably tell, the blocks are knit using the intarsia method. This will be a great project to practice this technique as there are only a few places where you need to add in a new color.
Karen and I will also be sharing tips during the course of the knit along here on the blog to help you be successful!
You’ll also be able to ask questions in the blog comments if you get stuck.
How can you participate?
Head to your local yarn store for supplies!
We’ve made the single pattern available digitally for the duration of the knit along (until Feb 28, 2015). However, this is another great issue of Noro Knitting Magazine, so you might want to just get the magazine instead.
The staff at your local yarn store can help you select the Kureyon colors that will make your heart sing.
Then be ready to cast on your first block on Wednesday, January 14. We look forward to seeing your pictures!