knitted Christmas blanket project

I have been playing with the thought of a new big project. At first, I thought I would knit a sweater. Better than the one I knitted some time ago…

Then I heard Christmas music on some cartoon. As the “White Christmas” was finishing its last tunes, it was decided right there. My next big project will be a Christmas item.

Oh, I adore Christmas…I just didn’t know what could be a huge project to tackle. Ugly Christmas sweater? (I’ve always wanted one…with the picture where everyone is wearing it…but my family would never agree with this…)

Rain was pouring down and me, shivering in front of the fire and listening to the splashing unstoppable rain, was wishing for a blanket… Dark and gloomy autumn nights making me dream of white Christmas. Imagine white fluffy snow slowly falling down, burning fire toasting your toes (which are hidden in those cabled socks you knitted), hot chocolate with the hint of cinnamon in the air and soft cozy blanket comfortably around your shoulders…

Can you see what I see? Can you see that comforting blanket? Yes, that’s the one I’ll be knitting πŸ™‚

Set up will be easy – it will be formed from 35 squares. One square will be about 25 x 25 cm / 10 x 10 inches. That would mean that my awesome knitted Christmas comforter would be 125 cm x 175 cm / 49 x 69 inches.

Something like this:

Knitted Christmas comforter - plan

And one square would be that:

Knit Christmas blanket  - plan

Now – colors…

For me, Christmas colors would be red, green and white. Trouble is…I don’t know the pattern yet. Quick 2 hour browse on Pinterest and I found my inspiration:

Color combination, color pallets, color palettes, color scheme, color inspiration.:

Let the yarn games begin…

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6 thoughts on “Big Project Monday – Christmas Comforter

  • 30. August 2016 at 00:57
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    Sounds good and I like your colors. Can’t wait to see the pattern. I’m not a big one to decorate for Christmas and would hate the idea of all that work going into something I could only use for such a short period of time each year. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate YOUR work and it won’t bother me that you did that much work to make a beautiful afghan. I’ll love seeing what the finished product looks like.

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    • 30. August 2016 at 13:17
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      I can understand that. Usually, we (as an Estonians) don’t decorate much. We have a Christmas tree and maybe some lights…but nothing too fancy. I personally burn lot of candles… And I’m thinking that I can use it through the fall and winter πŸ˜›

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  • 17. September 2016 at 00:10
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    Being new to this site can I ask is the pattern for the Christmas comforter available or not

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    • 17. September 2016 at 08:20
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      I don’t know yet – it’s not ready πŸ™‚

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  • 17. September 2016 at 03:23
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    I’m hooked, and I live in a place that can be guaranteed to to have no snow for Christmas or any other time. I have been know to turn the AC down so I can enjoy the fireplace. We go out side in the winter and sit buy the fire pit. I am open to a Christmas coverlet for beside the fire pit here in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  • 7. October 2016 at 17:01
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    Going from northern Ohio to Long Island/New York with 60 years of snow — I’m happy to be in southern California where, if I want to be in snow, I can drive to Julian, or fly to see friends in Germany and they can take me to the Black Forest again where snow and sleet welcomed me.

    At my age it is difficult for me to make sweaters/tops — because I’m always hot – until I sit down in my recliner, then I cover up with my b’ankie and flannel pjs. Go figure.

    The afghan I’m in the throes of knitting is from a pattern that is a single color and I am making each section in different colors for the boy who likes blue sky, sandy beaches — and about 5 different colors.

    Took me 8 hours for the 1st row of changing colors! Yea!

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