This pattern uses 1 Epic Rainbow Kit in Resilient Superwash Merino Sock Yarn (3600 total yds/3294 total m). If the kit isn't available, 1 each of 9 skeins in any shades from this category will work. The yarn is held double (two strands together) throughout the project. This produces a yarn thickness similar to Dk or Worsted weight, so feel free to use those held single instead.
You'll need US Size 6 (4.0 mm) needles, straight or circular.
Why You'll Loooovvvee This Blanket:
•The patchwork idea came mostly from a log cabin quilt my mom had when I was a child. Nothing about this pattern is reminiscent of a log cabin quilt per se, but the idea of putting different squares together to create something unique appealed to me, because this pattern can be a recipe for others to create their own patchwork art pieces.
•The pattern name came from both the yarn kit name and a song by Japanese singing group Arashi called "Love Rainbow." It's a love song, of course, but I think this pattern would definitely be a work of love for anyone who chooses to make it. Even if you make it for yourself, that's fine; self love is just as important as loving others. I'd like to think that anyone who was on the receiving end of this pattern would feel the love that went into it, and would be inspired to share a little love of their own.
•This is an intermediate pattern due to the seaming. You will need a basic knowledge of crochet to work the border. The stitches in the squares are all fairly simple.
•A great pattern to use up those sock yarn scraps and clear out your stash!
Designed by Emily Walton.
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Enjoy your knitting!
I love this pattern!!!!!! Why? Because it makes me smile from ear to ear. I live in the wesetern part of New York State, an area that is more or less cloudy (mostly more) from November straight through to the end of March. Love Rainbow is like having brightness no matter the weather. and it's not a difficult pattern! What a great way to chase away the greys!
Haven't made this yet, but I hope to, and when I do I'll use up all my stash of sock yarn. The best part is that it is of cozy garter stitch. I am an experienced knitter but still love garter stich. Thanks
Love love love
Although I have not started this blanket, I love the way the colors are used to catch baby's eye.
i sent a link to your great looking pattern to everyone i adore. i am sure there will be tons of people working on this exact blanket .. thanks! diane :-)
This is a excellently written pattern. Easy to follow with a fantastic ending. Makes me want to look for the pot of gold.
This is a lovely and colorful pattern and I am enjoying it very much.
This looks like a great pattern to use some of my stash. This will be a fun winter project.
This will be my next wedding gift in near future to family!
This is a neat pattern and looks fairly easy. Have several weddings coming up in future and this will be a gift.
This is a lovely blanket and I have started making some squares. Can't wait until I can wrap up in it. Beautiful !
This is definitely going to be my fall and winter go-to project. And I'm making it just for me for a change!!