First, I wanted to find the perfect color. Looking at pictures on the internet showed everything from blaze orange to red. The show stills seem to lean more towards the red end of the orange spectrum, so I decided to go with Knit Picks Palette in the color Salsa Heather(#24003). The description reads, "S
They are 100% cotton and have no holes that could cause a catch hazard." So, back to the drawing board. After more looking, swatching, and thinking, I decided to use the Linen Stitch (a.k.a Fabric Stitch, Double Woven Stitch). This stitch looks woven, lays flat, and does resemble some other shock blankets I came across in my search. While it is not an exact replica of the blanket used in the series, I hope I have caught the spirit of it. So, without further ado, here's my Sherlock bookmark pattern, Look, I've Got a Blanket. Click on the thumbnails to see full sized photos.
- US 3, DPNs and straight needles
- 15 yards of fingering weight yarn
- Yarn needle
- Gauge is not important to this project.
- Blocking the blanket square is recommended.
- Fringe is optional.
- Abbreviations: BO-Bind off, CO-Cast on, DPN-Double pointed needles, sl-Slip, sts-Stitches, WS-Wrong side, wyib-With yarn in back, wyif-With yarn in front.
CO 3 sts on a DPN. Work a 3 stitch icord until cord is 12" long, or desired length, leaving a 6" tail on one end. This will be the fringe end. Weave in the tail on the other end. If you are not going to do the fringe, weave in both ends. Set aside.
Using straight needles, CO 19 sts. Work in Linen Stitch (below) until piece is square, ending with a Row 2.
Row 1(WS): K1, p1, *sl1 wyib, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Row 2: K1, *sl1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to end of row
BO in purl on the WS. Weave in one tail, but leave the other to attach the blanket square to the cord. Block square lightly.
After the square is completely dry, attach it to the end of the cord with the tail from the square. If you are attaching a fringe, cut 5 7" strands of yarn. Using a yarn needle, thread the strands through the bottom of the icord, so that the strands hang equally on both sides. Cut 1 12" strand of yarn, and wrap tightly around the top of the other strands. Make sure to wrap both the base of the icord and the top of the strands. This will secure them, and keep them from pulling out. Secure the end of the 12" strand. Trim fringe. Enjoy!