My colourful blanket is finished! It’s exactly as I expected (well, maybe a little bigger, but that’s good!) and I absolutely loved knitting it. An easy, straightforward knit, with regular colour changes and bright, cheerful yarn. Can’t beat that! Plus now I have a new lap blanket for long winter months, when I get chilly sitting in front of my PC for hours.
I chose an easy path and followed the pattern faithfully, including the order of colours. I just liked it the way it is, and so I decided that there’s no need to change anything. Well, almost anything – my only one change was knitting 14 rows of garter stitch in 1 repeat of each colour instead of 18, but that was based on comments of other Ravellers who noticed that when they knitted 18 rounds as in the pattern, their 4th repeat of all colours was shorter as they didn’t have enough yarn. So I made a small adjustment and used up all my yarn without needing to buy more this way.
I used 7 skeins of Drops Fabel yarn plus a small amount of Irish Fairytale Yarns sock yarn for a border. The border is just one round of single crochet all around the blanket, to even it out because sides of garter stitch usually don’t look too well. Again, I did consider more elaborate borders but in the end chose simplicity. And I’m really happy with the way it turned out!
I still want to knit or crochet blankets. I don’t know why do I have this need, but it’s there, so it’s possible that more blanket-related posts are coming 🙂 Unless I find a new, different obsession of course!