I wanted to add another clouds texture for the Saunton Sands blanket - often there are clouds looming on the horizon that you hope stay on the horizon!
The looming clouds textured square is based on the stormy clouds, but turned into a full bank of clouds.
I made the patterns in a spreadsheet before knitting up a test swatch. The bottom left photo in the collage above shows the trial patterns I went through before deciding which I liked.
General principles for square patterns:
Repeat pattern horizontally and vertically & simple to knit pattern.
36 stitches x 48 rows for main pattern as these are very divisible numbers.
An 'x' means purl on a knit row, and knit on a purl row to create the texture.
This lower chart is the format I found to be most useful to me:
White = knit row (right side), grey = purl row (wrong side).
An 'x' = purl on a knit row, and knit on a purl row
The numbers are just a handy guide to the number of stitches in each knit or purl block.
See blanket pattern for required needles & yarn.
(k = knit, p=purl)
Cast on 36 stitches
Rows 1-12: st stitch (starting with a purl row)
Row 13: p2, k1, p30, k1, p2
Row 14: p4, k28, p4
Row 15: k5, p5, k2, p12, k2, p5, k5
Row 16: p13, k10, p13
Row 17: k13, p10, k13
Row 18: p15, k6, p15
Row 19-24: st stitch (starting with a knit row)
Row 25-36: st stitch (starting with a purl row)
Row 37: p15, k1, p4, k1, p15
Row 38: k14, p8, k14
Row 39: p6, k2, p5, k10, p5, k2, p6
Row 40: k5, p26, k5
Row 41: p5, k26, p5
Row 42: k3, p30, k3
Row 43-48: st stitch (starting with a knit row)
I have made these patterns available for free but they are ©Blanketscapes, the patterns are not to be copied or resold. I'm happy for you to make and sell finished blankets using these patterns for charitable, non-commercial, purposes only. Please credit @blanketscapes on Instagram or Facebook for your final creations, I'd love to see what you make.