Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Done and delivered!

I finished and delivered the baby blanket before my friend's due date, so we've avoided the Yarn Harlot's superstition. This was a fun knit, working up steadily despite its size. I was a little worried about the edging's tendency to curl where attached, but it straightened out nicely when blocked.

Pattern: Sofo, a free pattern from Berroco

Yarns:
  • Berroco Vintage DK in light green (2162)
  • Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in green (801)
  • Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in natural (817)
  • Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in ginger (828)
 Needles: size 8




 Mods: I used Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off, and ran the blocking wires through it, which gave the edge a bit of a crocheted/ruffled look which I like - on this.

I love the way the single row of light green completely disappears between the rows of white and green, subsumed into the gingham check by the magic of slipped stitches. I always love watching yarn become fabric, but this particular trick never got old.



All packed up with the sheepy sweater and hat, and delivered. Over to you, my friend - time to deliver!

Updated to add: There may be something to this superstition... Baby has arrived safely.