Xing means “crossing.” You often see it on road signs in the US. I thought the name was good for this blanket… I designed the pattern with Designaknit.
This blanket was knit with 2 strands 2/24 tension 4.2 (4 and 2 dots) on the Passap E6000. The finished size (after washing) was 64″ wide and 73″ long. Cast on 88-0-88 which is 176 stitches. It was 250 pattern rows/1000 actual lock passes.
I am sharing the files for Designaknit and Wincrea for personal use. If you knit the blanket to sell, please credit Herman Hills Farm for the design. 🙂
The Cactus Wrap was a bit of an experiment of how wide can I get a 2 color “photo knit” without losing too much detail. The finished width I got was 62″. I used tension 4.3 for 2 strands each color 2/24 yarn) which did add some grin through (back fabric showing through). I usually knit my photo knits in 3 or 4 colors with a finer yarn and tighter tension which retains a lot of detail from the photo. A 3 and 4 color technique would not give me the width (of finished item) I wanted thus the reason for this being a bit of an experiment.
The finished width of the Cactus Wrap was 62″ which was perfect. The length was 36″ which is a great length for a wrap. If you want to knit the wrap and have more detail (in the flower), tighten up the tension a click or two (on both beds) if you are using 2/24 yarn. If you want the width, keep it at 4.3. I used 2 strands of each color of 2/24 yarn. Cast on #3 stitches 88-0-88 which is 176 stitches. It was 128 pattern rows and 512 actual lock passes. (On Wincrea enter 176s and 128r). The cast off I used is described in detail on this post. I am sharing the files for Designaknit .stp and Wincrea .bmp. Your are free to use the design for personal use. IF you sell items using the file, please credit Herman Hills Farm for the design.
The Pineapple is a simple, clean design. You could easily add text to the bottom border. I wanted this to be completely reversible so I did not add text. Knit on E6000 technique 186 2 color double bed jacquard. Cast on #3 88-0-88 total of 176 stitches. Both end needles are on the back bed. 248 pattern rows and 992 actual lock passes. This was knit with 2 strands 2/24 of each color tension 4.2 on both locks. Finished size 62″ wide by 74″ long. I used the cast off described in this post. I am sharing the files for Designaknit .stp and .bmp for Wincrea for your personal use. If you knit this to sell, please credit Herman Hills Farm for the design. 🙂