On a roll! Finishing up some ongoing projects feels good, not to mention productive. Focus and productivity have been my friends.....they don't come around too often, so when they visit, I couldn't be more thrilled.
This is my first worsted weight baby blanket, usually I tend to favor DK weight because I think it lends to a light layer of warmth for baby. But I could see myself using a superwash worsted weight again. Three of my favorite yarns for this is Berroco Vintage (which is what was used for this model), Malabrigo Rios and Cascade 220 Superwash. All three are machine washable, much appreciated easy care for new moms.
This pattern is named Shadow Play Reversible Baby Blanket, its a whimsical pattern of twin chevrons in a shadow effect. Using just knit and purl stitches creates the illusion of a shadow. A reversible design framed with a beautiful seed stitch border. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.com.
The blanket takes 740 yards of worsted weight yarn, in the case of the yarns listed above, this would be 4 hanks. The finished size is 32” x 36” blocked, 30” x 32” unblocked using a US# 7 circular needle.
One of the benefits of using a superwash worsted weight wool is that there are less stitches per row and seems to go a little faster. A finished blanket is less time. Those are some great benefits, may have to think twice about that.....
What's on the needles right now? I have two....
1. A lacy scarf/wrap that I'm knitting with angora (oolala so soft).....will share photos and the details soon.
2. A monster designed by Rebecca Danger ......starting a Christmas gift, a little earlier than usual.....more soon.
Until next time.....