Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sock yarn blanket

My knitting friend Leslie is having her second baby in November and since I had knitted a blankie for her first it was only right I should knit one for #2 or as we call her "Jellybean!"
Pattern:-Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis. This  blanket is knit in one piece. The little miter squares measure about 2 1/4 inches (unblocked) and you pick up 16 stitches, or cast on 16 stitches  along the  edges and just knit. There are 11 miters across the bottom and 15 miters on the side!! 
Needles:- Sz #2  double points for the little squares and Sz #2 40" circulars for the ruffle! (I used 3  because I had a lotta stitches!)
Yarn:- Mini Mochi. It is sock yarn and the colours are lovely! I'm not sure how it will wash and wear. The reviews are not so favorable!!! I used 10 skeins and 3 were for the ruffle!
Oh well.
It was an easy knit and someday I'll use all my sock yarn scraps and knit myself one...maybe!
Happy knitting, everyone!