Arcanum Undis (The Secret is in the Waves)

This blanket uses a variation of one of my favorite knitted patterns, “Old Shale”. It’s so timeless and elegant. It’s also quite addictive. It seems to add a calming effect to any piece.

The pattern is very versatile as it can be worked in as many rounds as desired, using any yarn, but is especially pretty with long color runs.

I used 3 balls of that awesome Bernat Pop! in Birch, Bark & Blue colorway. The finished size is 35″ X 35″. Perfect lap blanket or stroller/car seat blanket.

Please visit my Ravelry shop for the pattern at TexasPurl Designs.20171004_170240



Harvey’s Ondas

I wasn’t sure about the colors in this cake at first. The more I worked it, the more I liked it. As I finished it last night, I prayed for safety for all in the path of Hurricane Harvey. Ends up it’s a quite fitting name as Harvey started affecting our area as soon as I finished blocking it this morning. #PrayforTexas #HurricaneHarvey #LionBrandMandala

The Mandala yarn is a wonderfully soft acrylic to work with and has very nice stitch definition.

Blankets for Babies

I so enjoy making baby blankets. I can always envision a little angel cuddled up in a handmade blanket. The first baby blanket I made with this pattern was planned for a little girl, turns out my friend had a little boy! Surprise! He’s so adorable! Second time’s a charm for this blanket. Tunisian entrelac works up so nicely with Caron Simply Soft. #Yarnspirations

Tunisian Throw with Company Logo

I finally finished this Tunisian Throw for my boss. This is our company logo. Turned out pretty sweet. I used a program online (Stitch FIddle) to upload a photo of the logo and it charted the pattern for me. What a fabulous program. Started it in December. Slow going, but done! I plan to back it with a royal blue fleece.


Right Angles Throw

I saw this design on a woven blanket and thought it was stunning. Just had to try to knit it. It’s made with 4 garter stitch diagonal pieces sewn together. I’ve written a pattern with charts for this throw. It’s not been tested so if you find errors…well, please be kind. Free for everyone. It can be downloaded on Ravelry or Craftsy.105