Knit a painting and unleash your inner artist
Heritage Blanket uses easy knitting patterns and the wonderful array of yarns available today to take you on a creative knitting adventure.
Everyone has an inner artist and a creative soulThis e-book has been designed as a testimony to the inner artist in us all. And especially for those who pursue knitting as a passion.
You're an artist
Every time you choose yarns, colours and knitting stitches, you're an artist, making choices as a painter must before applying paint to canvas.
Heritage Blanket takes you on a creative journeyAnd inspires you to make a magnificent heritage blanket as an heirloom for your family.
And all for a small donation of $9.95 which will be used to support knit-a-square in its work to provide warmth for the AIDS orphans of southern Africa.
Creative knitting is more than being able to knit
You don't have to be an advanced knitter to work the magic of these knitting stitches from textures, colours and lustrous shades of wool and yarn. Each ball or skein is a work of art in itself.
It's all in the combination of colours and textures
The beauty and the art of this blanket will unfold as you knit each small block. And a knitted canvas of infinite visual and sensual pleasure will be yours to enjoy when they are all stitched together.
Knitting is meditating
The simple knitting instructions and easy knitting patterns will allow you to enjoy the reflective, relaxing art of knitting. Sit back and enjoy the soothing rhythms of your knitting needles while you knit your masterpiece.
Sleep under a moving work of artYou will sleep under a kaleidoscope of colours and textures, influenced by, and constantly changing, as the light moves through its daily cycless.
So many amazing choices
If you are itching to chose your yarn and get knitting, then Heritage Blanket will help guide you through this great creative knitting project, from choosing your colour range, suggested yarn types, and knitting stitches.
And the choices are all yours!
Heritage Blanket provides you with the knitting instructions for all 96 easy knitting patterns. But you can change every one to suit your creativity.
The most exciting part
The most exciting challenge of this creative knitting project is arranging the blocks when they are all done. It's like working with mosaics, each arrangement making a different visual canvas.
The book also outlines the steps for arranging the blocks and joining them.
A living knitting pattern book
You can preserve your heritage blanket by using the book to record your choices of yarns, colours and stitches. There is plenty of room in the pattern blocks to do this and if you need more, just print out extra pages.
What's in the book?
Colours, textures and patterns
Choosing the colours
Working with texture
Yarn weights, gauge and types of yarn
Needle sizes and yarn weight comparison charts
Finishing off blocks
Laying out the blocks
Collecting and joining
Edging the blanket
Techniques for beginners
Easy knitting patterns
There are 96 blocks in the blanket which measures 5' x 6.6' or
(1.5 x 2 m). There are six block patterns per page numbered from 1 - 96 with clear and simple knitting instructions for you to follow. Each block is illustrated so that you can clearly recognise the knitting stitches being used.
You are the artist, so you can change the blocks around, knit different stitches and change the variation of the stripes and choice of colours and textures on every block. The patterns are there to follow if you choose, or to act as an inspiration for your own creative flair.
Heritage Blanket is only $9.95
to pay for your guide to creating a work of art and an heirloom for your family.
Heritage Blanket is 28 pages and 6.7MgB. It will download in less than five minutes if you not on dial up, which will be slower. If you have any issues with your download please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the same time you will be supporting knit-a-square in its work to help keep the AIDS orphans of southern Africa warm.
Using up your scraps
When you have completed your magnificent blanket, please use your left-over scraps to knit and send 8 x 8" squares which will be made into blankets for the abandoned children and AIDS orphans of southern Africa.
You have all the excitement of this creative knitting project in front of you.
Like painting the first stroke on a blank canvas, your first stitch begins your creative journey and the unfolding of your own magnificent Heritage Blanket. Happy knitting.