Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What I'm Knitting: November 2014

 I've been working on the Geek-A-Long blanket, which you can find currently dominating Lattes And Llamas. It's a great knit blog, and they even have a helpful video on how to do the double knitting technique used for all their wonderful nerdy motifs. All their designs are high quality, easy to follow charts. But, I'm just not into DC superheroes, and a few other things they've chosen. But, I needed a few more blocks to make my blanket the size I want. So, I made my own. Welcome to Night Vale is maybe a bit too niche, and Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice And Fire a bit too adult for their blanket, which is being auctioned off for Child's Play charity, but they're just right for my guest room. So, I decided to share my first two charts, which are a variation on WTNV's logo and Arya's Faceless Man coin.

If you're here for the beginner lessons, these may be beyond your comfort zone right now. But, they are small projects, so if you want to give it a try, check out their video. If you can knit and purl, you can double knit. The only thing that's new is keeping track of which color goes forward and which one goes back, and that's mostly just counting. 

Here they are, in Chart Minder png format.  Click 'em to make 'em bigger, and enjoy!
Welcome... to Night Vale
Valar Morghulis.

As a bonus, a very rough pdf for my Supernatural block. L&L has a Supernatural chart, but I really wanted the demon possession warding symbol. It still needs cleaning up, but feel free to download it from Google Drive here. This was made with another handy tool, the Knitting Graph Paper Generator at If you have a design you want to make for the Geek-A-Long, set the width to 45 stitches by 57 rows, and choose an image to upload. It always comes out backward for me, and a bit fuzzy, so I flip it and clean it up in Chart Minder. There are probably easier ways, but this is the habit I'm in for building color charts. Just keep in mind that with double knitting, there's no good way to use more than two colors per row. Which is why the electric pole is missing from my Night Vale logo.

Happy knitting!

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