Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This pattern was created by Danielle Cote and was hosted, up to May of 2010 on the site knitteddishclothcorner.com. Since then, the site domain seems to have gone unregistered, and I think I may be one of the few people left with a printout of the pattern.
Some people on Ravelry have asked me if I still have the pattern, so I thought I'd post it here. If you are/know Danielle Cote, please leave me a note in the comments.
Pattern PDF Link
Mods: The pattern is a repeat of 10 stitches, with a 4-stitch border on each side. I found that I got a dishcloth the size I wanted if I cast on 38 stitches instead of 48. The knitter can use which one he or she prefers.
Caveats: I created this printout by doing a "translation" that consisted of find-and-replace of the french word for "knit" and "purl." There are some french phrases leftover (ie: "de * a * au total 2 times" means "repeat 2 more times"), but I think it's fairly straightforward to interpret.
Instructions Not in the PDF: After your final Round23, do 3 more rows in Seed Stitch, and cast off.
Monday, July 13, 2009
For the sake of google:
Illusion Knit Chicago Baby Blanket
Published: March 2009
Yarns suggested: Patons Silk Bamboo
Yarn weight: DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch
Needle size: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Yardage: 700 - 800 yards
This pattern is available for free. Please do not sell for profit or licence any item made with this pattern. Contact me if you have any questions.
Pattern created to mark the arrival of a great friend’s baby. The Chicago skyline is quite beautiful, and I always liked the idea of an illusion-knit baby blanket: if I were a baby, I’d find it pretty cool that everyone else thinks I just have a striped blanket, but I would know I’ve got the whole city in my cute chubby baby-hands.
This required 4 skeins (408 yards) of the background color (green in the original blanket) and I just barely broke into the third skein of the forground color (I needed less than 50 stitches of the 3rd white skein…so close!)
If you knit this and find any errors, please leave a comment. Thanks!