Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the green blanket


Wow, what a difference ten minutes in the dryer made to this blanket! The wool tightened right back up. As a result it's back to the original knitted size and it feels thicker and squishier. Much better! And quite a relief, especially as I still have another blanket's worth of the same yarn in red in my yarn cupboard.

The finished blanket is not completely square; instead it falls into a kind of butterfly shape as a result of the chunky cables and ribs. Maybe if I had added several more seed stitch rows to the outside border I could have squared it up better? Add to that, that I'm still disappointed that I couldn't find a way to join the blocks seamlessly. My conclusion? I'm happy with the blanket but I likely won't knit this pattern again. Instead, maybe Umaro or Serenity for my next blanket?

3 comments:

Dee said...

I think it's pretty!

I've never had a knit blanket ever square up exactly. I think over that big an area and the time it takes to knit, it's almost impossible for me to keep my gauge consistent.

Delusional Knitter said...

That is beautiful! I love the color. Very nice stitch pattern too. Glad the washing/drying worked out well.

Caffeine Girl said...

It looks very squishy and cuddly!