4.09.2008

Guess who's Blocking?

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I LOVE how this turned out. Blocking has always made me all giddy inside, but this was particularly fun. I love how lace actually becomes something when it's blocked. The stitch detail on this is great, and the pattern is just beautiful! I can't wait to give it to Tanner and Kyla for their new addition, Caysen.

The pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood
The yarn: 3 skeins Patons Classic Merino in New Denim
The needles: US7/4.5 mm - highest circ used was a 32", but it was tight!
The time: About three weeks of knitting.
The modifications: I did knit this on smaller needles than called for because I knew it was destined for a baby blanket. I quite like the tighter stitch work than the larger needles would've given me. As well, I did a few extra repeats of the feather and fan pattern than called for.

4 comments:

Tonje said...

What a beautiful pattern. Love the colour as well.

hadley said...

So lovely!

Mary said...

Wow! So beautiful!!!! It's just gorgeous! You sure did a wonderful job. I'm in awe. Totally in awe!

How do you do that clacking a couple of sticks together?

I was going to ask you what blocking is, but I see that means pinning it down to the bed. cool. Do you ever block your hubby? heheehehe. ok, that was naughty. sorry. hehehehee

The Anarchist Who Also Happens To Knit said...

oh my goodness, it turned out so pretty!