Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hap Blanket

Finished and ready for a gentle blocking before gifting to Mom. I'm in hopes she will love snuggling up in this throw as much as I loved knitting it. The garter stitch center makes for an ever so cozy squishy blanket while the feather and fan border adds interest and a tad of prissiness. I wanted a larger piece and modified the pattern by casting on 84 stitches and knitting 154 rows of garter stitch for the main center square. In preparation for the feather and fan edging, 85 stitches were picked up on each side. Mom's blankie blocked out to a usable 55'' square.

The Skinny:

Pattern: Hap Blanket

By: Ysolda

Fiber: Cascade Ecological

Amount: 2 skeins Natural

1 skein Brown

Needle: 39" - #11 circulars

Many baby blankets have been knit by this pattern and one could easily see what a seriously quick and fabulous baby blanket this would be. I could see a couple of baby blankies in my future, one in pink/cream/brown and one knit with blue/cream/brown!

1 comment:

Boom said...

Looks very cuddle-some. I can picture curling up with a good book and snuggling in a blanket like this. I like your colors!!!!