Monday, April 16, 2007

Back with a Blanket

Well, hopefully some of you have missed me while I've been away from the blog!! I never intended to take so much time inbetween posts but my grandfather passed away so I spent quite a bit of time on PEI and then just didn't get back to a normal routine til, well, now. I've been doing a bit of knitting...

This was to be a baby shower gift for a friend but I'm having second thoughts. The pink/purple combined with the feather/fan - is it too much? I'm thinking maybe. Plus it's not quite as soft as I hoped it would be...hmmmm. I'm not sure what to do with it. In a plain color and a softer yarn, there would be no question.

The intended giftee is a knitter so perhaps even if she doesn't like the busy nature of this blankie, she will appreciate the work?? Whatcha think?

Project Specs
Name: Feather & Fan Baby Blanket
Pattern: A simple feather/fan stitch across 154 stitches with 8 rows of garter at start/end and 5 sts of garter at each edge. The feather/fan I used was:
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: (k2tog) 3 times, *(k1, yo) 6 times, (k2tog) 6 times* repeat from * to end of row. The last repeat will end with (k2tog) only 3 times.
Row 4: knit
Yarn/Needles: I used worsted acrylic for this project so it could be tossed into the wash but a more luxurious yarn would have made me happier in the end as it is not as soft as I would like. Needle was a 4.5mm circ.