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« on: October 29, 2008 12:19:13 PM »

I know how popular knot blankets are because they are warm and pretty, make great gifts, and are easy to make.  Some of my hallmates wanted to make some and I joined in, but when I was torn between two amazingly cute prints, I decided to try something new.  So instead of buying 1 or 2 pieces of fleece, I bought 3!  I know, CRAZY.  That makes 6 yards!!! LOL.

Because 2 of them were very busy (one was penguins and the other had elephants and giraffes) I got a piece of plain white that would coordinate with both.  I laid all 3 pieces out with the white one in the middle and began like a normal knot blanket. 



I cut all the strips and when I tied them, I first knotted the penguin strips to the white middle strips, and then the white middle strips to the other animal strips.  I did this all the way around until I got to the top.  On the top I knotted each by itsself so it could be opened into 2 compartments. 



This allows for 2 really neat things:

1.  You can flip the blanket inside out any number of ways to change its look.  It can be really loud and bold with penguins on one side and elephants and giraffes on the other, or it can be more subdued with penguins on on side and the white piece on the other, or the elephants and giraffes and the white piece.

2.  You can actually get inside the blanket like a sleeping bag and be all bundled up in it.  It is quite amazing!

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008 12:32:38 PM »

thats awesome!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008 12:52:24 PM »

Well, that's clever!!  What a good idea :-)
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008 01:14:13 PM »

It took me a while to figure out what a knot blanket is and how it works, but with yout pictures and your description I think I finally got it. And I like it! Esp the pengun fabric and the idea that you can turn the whole thing around to get different designs. Thanks for sharing, great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008 01:42:23 PM »

Wow, what an awesome idea! Nice job pulling it off too! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008 08:32:35 PM »

That is a great idea! 

I planned on making these for my daughters, and nieces. 

I know my 4 year old would love having a "reversible" blanket!
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009 12:18:46 PM »

This is such an awesome idea! I found it on the new Craftster blog and I'm glad I did. A friend of mine has made knotted blankets before and I always wanted to, but I could never figure out quite how to do it a little different. This is so awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009 08:46:43 PM »

I love tie blankets! The pattern w/ the giraffes on it..is SOO CUTE!;0)
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009 09:29:19 PM »

wow! Shocked  that's an amazing idea!  i may have to steal that from you (with permission. . .)

it must be very warm and fuzzy when you need it!

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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009 11:57:59 AM »

Wow!  That looks so warm and comfy--great job!
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