After the crazy mayhem of 2019, we are now starting to wind down and look forward to a period of rest and relaxation. All projects that require focus and attention are put aside, but your hands have become accustomed to working on something, that you long for your hook and yarn. Perhaps you are travelling to your holiday destination and just need something to do on the journey…well, this is the project for this time of the year. It uses very easy stitches that require zero concentration. The repeats are fairly simple that you don’t have to sit with the pattern in front of you, and the colour changes are minimal.
So, the name Mattalia comes from Matthew and Atalia, my gorgeous kids who want the same of everything despite the age gap of over 3 years. This is a gender-neutral pattern, so they each can have one in colours of their choice. There are no puff stitches or clusters or anything floral – just plain stitches.
This pattern is for a blanket that measures about 150cm x 150cm, but you can make smaller baby blankets or simply continue with the repeats to make it bigger. It’s a very versatile pattern.