Bento Box Quilt, Part 2, Pattern & Video Tutorial

This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD. Be sure to watch Part 1 of the video tutorial, which includes an explanation of the construction of the blanket. When you click through to download your pattern, you’ll also see the free coloring page available.

Size: 60″ square, (152 cm)
Needles: Size 10.5 US (6.5mm) 24″ circulars and 32″ circulars. (You can knit the whole thing on 32″ circulars, but if you have an interchangeable set, it is nice to work the mitered squares on the shorter cord, then switch to the longer cord for the border.) You will also need a needle one size larger (11 US, 8.0mm) for binding-off.
Yarn: KPC Gossyp Chunky Organic Cotton (see below for yarn amounts in each color)
Additional Materials: One ring stitch marker, tapestry needle for seaming and weaving ends
Gauge: 3 stitches per inch in stockinette

Yarn Amounts:
Main Color (Ivory in my blanket): 13 balls
Color 1 (I used Celery): 9 balls
Color 2 (I used Rosie): 5 balls
Border Color (I used Sunrise): 7 balls

You can see this pattern on Ravelry and add it to your queue here.

Bento Box Quilt, Part 1, Coloring Page

This video is an introduction for my new Bento Box Quilt pattern, everything you need to get started with understanding the construction and workshopping colors. Part 2 is now available, which includes the free pattern and knitting tutorial.

The Bento Box Pattern and Coloring Page are a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD.

The yarn used in this quilt is KPC Gossyp Chunky. There are 40 colors available of this gorgeous yarn!

Yarn Amounts:
Main Color (Ivory in my blanket): 13 balls
Color 1 (I used Celery): 9 balls
Color 2 (I used Rosie): 5 balls
Border Color (I used Sunrise): 7 balls

The finished quilt is 60″ square, (152 cm).

The pattern isn’t available until April 19, but you can still queue it here on Ravelry.

The needles used for this blanket are size 10.5 US (6.5mm) 24″ circulars and 32″ circulars. (You can knit the whole thing on 32″ circulars, but if you have an interchangeable set, it is nice to work the mitered squares on the shorter cord, then switch to the longer cord for the border.) You will also need a needle one size larger (11 US, 8.0mm) for binding-off.

If you’d like some color inspiration, this Google Image Search for “bento box quilt” shows what some very creative people have done with this design in fabric.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Charissa”.

No Knitting Video this Week!

Hello, Knitters! I haven’t missed a weekly knitting video in nearly seven years, but I’m missing this week. This short video explains more. Thanks for watching (and understanding).
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But I didn’t miss a week in the podcast (audio only). You can find the VeryPink Knits podcast in iTunes, in your favorite podcast app, or here on my website.

Podcast Episode 40: The Irish Episode



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To see Casey’s blog post and photos from her trip to Ireland, visit her website. You can also see more photos on Casey’s Instagram.

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Things we talk about in this episode:
The interactive map that Casey made to mark the hometowns of our listeners (well, question-askers).
This is my lap while we recorded:

Good Tension Between Knits and Purls
Hygge Feet Cabled Booties
Ravelry’s Hot Right Now List

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Marblz Interchangeable Needle Set

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Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), April 5, 2017; and the winner will be announced in video on April 6, 2017. The winning YouTube comment will be chosen by random number generator.

You are welcome to comment here, but to enter the contest, please comment on the YouTube watch page.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Evan”.

Podcast Episode 39: Gauge Squatch



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Original art this week by Lucy Makuc Producciones.

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Links to things we talk about in this episode:

What’s Your Knitting Style
Simple Stretchy Bind-Off
Shadow Chevron Stitch
Choosing a Sweater Size

One Row Scarf

The One Row Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a simple scarf that I recommend as an easy pattern that always knits up into a great looking scarf. In this video I walk through the stitches and tips on knitting this scarf.

You can find the free One Row Scarf pattern on the Yarn Harlot’s website.

You can visit the Yarn Harlot’s blog here.

There are over 10,000 pattern pages for this scarf! You can see other knitters’ finished scarves and get ideas for your own by browsing here.

The cast-on for this pattern is “a multiple of 4, plus 2”. If you need help understanding this, this video will help.

Here is my video on adding fringe.

Detailed info on the gray scarf I knit can be found here.

The yarns I used in my examples are both Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal.

You can use any needles for this pattern (straight or circular), I’m using double-pointed needles only because they are short and fit well on camera.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Evan”.