I finally got the blanket for Herlo’s son done. What do you think? Click the picture to get a larger image.
It took a little longer than expected to finish because my schedule has been a bit busier than normal lately.
My hope is that I’ll get it in the mail today or tomorrow and by this weekend, there will be a little Fedorian snuggled under it.
The stitch pattern is simply linen stitch except it’s worked with two colors of yarn.
To start the blanket, I cast on 150 stitches with Color A (Chocolate Brown) and switched to Color B (Seafoam) for the first and second row. Then back to the brown for rows 3 and 4.
The knitting in the image above is actually on it’s side. The cast on and cast-off are the long edges, but I don’t suppose it makes much difference what direction you travel while knitting. If you’d like a better idea of what the work looks like as your knitting, the image to the left ought to do it for you.
Personally, I like longer runs because turning the work tends to break me out of the zone. I suppose I’m spoiled by knitting in the round.
I simply knitted until the piece measured a rough square, or about a skein and a half. The knitting then found it’s rectangle shape in the washer. With every other stitch slipped, you shouldn’t get too hung up on what the shape it really is until the yarn finds it’s natural location. You could block it back to a square, but for a baby blanket that’s going to be washed a lot, natural, unblocked is a good way to go.
UPDATE: 4/25/2012 You can sell this blanket as a finished object. See Begone, Personal-Use only patterns for details.