Friday, April 29, 2011
Using honey coloured waste yarn I provisionally cast on and have worked most of the bottom edging. When you look at the pictures on the pattern itself, and also the pictures within the project pages on Ravelry, you can see that the purl side of the edging winds up as the RS if you knit the pattern as written. I prefer the knit side as shown in my photo as my right side, so I'm adding one more row of garter stitch before starting the main panel of the blanket.
The yarn is Cascade 200 Superwash wool. It feels lighter than a worsted and seems ideal to me as the pattern calls for a sport weight yarn. I don't want a very thin blanket, but it's lacy, so a little lighter than worsted is not a bad thing. Given that it is lace, I figure I'll machine wash, tumble dry until just damp and then block into shape. We'll see how that goes.