Recently I read about how making your bed in the morning and putting on a pretty bedspread can make a real difference for your day: Minutes after getting up you have already done something to turn your home into a more pleasant place. What used to be chaotic is now neat, a true joy to look at and lifts your spirit! That sounded great to me, but I did not have a bedspread that I liked. So – of course! – I knit one. In soft and squishy, beautiful and simple garter stitch. Also modularly, so there is no sewing involved, but totally reversible (even the joining lines look good from both sides) and with a geometrically intriguing design: Each triangle is knit in a different direction, but each one features a right angle (hence the name). With fairly big needles in a luxurious aran-weight yarn mine was done in about three weeks. However, the pattern works with any yarn at any gauge and can be made in any size: You could make a tiny baby blanket or a lap blanket for those cozy winter evenings on the sofa using aran or worsted weight leftovers you have in your stash (please find detailed information on how to adjust the size and yarn amounts included in the pattern). Bonus: There are almost no purl stitches involved in making this. A soothing and easy knit, also suitable for beginners.
You start by knitting the smallest triangle which also determines the finished size of the blanket: The long side of this triangle is half the width of the resulting rectangle. Then you continue knitting the next triangle in a contrasting color, changing the knitting direction and joining both triangles as you go. And so on until you are ready to bind off.
Available here in my Ravelry-Shop for 3.60 Euros.