Friday, May 6, 2011

Blue Diamonds, blanket 8

This is the first time I've knit this pattern.  It is from Our Best Knit Baby Afghans.  It took a few rows of diamonds before I got the swing of it.  It's not a difficult pattern, I just seemed to have a mental block about one particular row.  Once I got past that, it moved along quickly.

Even so, this is not a favorite.  It doesn't lay as nicely as others, wanting to bunch, which keeps the diamonds from looking their best.  I think it would look better knit at a tighter gauge, on smaller needles.  It is worsted knit on tens.  I think eights would have given the fabric a better drape, but of course, it would not have been quite big enough for my purposes then.  Were I making it for a baby, though, I'd use smaller needles.

Light blue Lion Pound of Love this time.  Looking at my stack of completed blankets, half of them are a shade of blue.  Two are the exact same yarn, a denim blue, which I regret.  The next one will be purple.  I already have the yarn in the box beside me.  After that, I think I shall go pink or yellow to balance things out. 


Kristal said...

You knit some wonderful blankets!

Anonymous said...

Lumpy is so lucky to try out all these blankets. They are all pretty, the ones you've posted.