I’ve taken this classic pattern and used more balls of gorgeous yarn to create a Chusi Blanket.
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My blanket took three balls each of three different shades so a total of nine balls. I used Kilcarra Tweed in shades 4847 Gweedore, 4896 Beleek and 2017 Ardara.
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The finished blanket measures approx. 78cm x 82cm.
This made six squares of each solid colour and seven striped squares, which I then sewed together to make into a blanket.These squares are very simple to knit and perfect for knitters who haven’t used more than one shade before.
The pattern uses Aran weight yarn and 5mm needles (or the size required to obtain the correct tension).
It’s great for relaxing mindless knitting that creates a colourful cushion that creates another relaxing environment!
I’m sitting on my Chusi cushion as I write this!!
The original yarn to make this striped cushion is made from Alpaca and Peruvian Highland Wool, so I decided to use a Quechua name for the cushion as Quechua is the native language of rural Peru. I chose Chusi because it means striped woollen blanket.
These squares are very simple to knit and perfect for knitters who haven’t used more than one shade before.
I love creating easy to knit designs. I love combining yarns of beautiful quality with the simplest of stitches to create truly unique items that are a joy to knit.
This straightforward pattern has no complicated abbreviations or tricky techniques.
It is a pattern you can knit with pride and delight!