This is a patchwork blanket featuring one of Dutch grafic artist M. C. Eschers famous tessellations.
The fish are knit separately and sewn together later. They are shaped by different stitch patterns (rib pattern, seed stitch, garter stitch) as well as short rows which is all written down in two charts. An illustrated appendix explains all techniques used including sewing together the fish and cutting/steeking. To save ink you might decide to print the pattern directions only, i.e. pages 1-8 (and not the appendix).
The straight edges of the blanket are formed by cutting. There will be no parts of fish wasted, I promise!
Finally a stocking stitch edging makes for the perfect finish.
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 in (10 cm)
in garter stitch
7216 yards of Fingering weight
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right ...
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right from the beginning as I had no patience for following directions. I always need a challenge when I knit. I love to have an idea and to think: Yes, this would be nice but it is impossible to do. Then I find a way to do it. Whenever I see hand-knitted items, I try to figure out in my head how they were knit. Of course, there are many, many knitwear designers that I admire and to relax, I now love to work from their patterns.
I feel that it is very fulfilling to write down my ideas and share them with other knitters. Hooray for the internet which is making this so easy!
I have been knitting for a few years now. I am still in awe by the many possibilities. I definitely do not knit fast enough. ;)