As we are cruising into 2018, I am bringing you the end of my Christmas presents. I made five afghans/blankets this year and this is the final one. This is the only blanket that was knit! This blanket uses Bernat Blanket Yarn which is a Super Bulky yarn which was also a little out of my wheelhouse. I loved working with this yarn, it is so soft. I also really like how the colors worked up on it.
I used a very basic stitch:
Row One: Purl 3 stitches, Knit to last three and Purl last 3
Row 2: Knit 3 St, Purl to last three stitches and Knit last 3 stitches
Repeat rows one and two until blanket is desired length.
This pattern keeps those edges from curling.
This was perfect for working on when my kiddo was in dance class. I could carry on a conversation and not make a mistake. This is always a plus for me. People really responded to this blanket, tons of adults and kiddos just had to touch it. It is so soft. The yarn can be a little tough to work with as the blanket got heavier but nothing that would keep me from working with it again. In fact, I have been eyeing the yarn sales . . . I say this knowing that I have two afghans ready to work. Perhaps I should complete those first.
Anyway, I loved this blanket and it would be a great beginner project. I did try out something a little more complicated and I felt like the yarn and color sort of ate the pattern. Becuase of the thickness the pattern didn’t really show up and it was hard to see the stitches.
I hope that you all had a wonderful New Year and that you are rocking those projects.