I have another finished project to share with you!
My partner Alex asked me to make him a cozy throw blanket for his new office at work. After much research and vacillating over whether to have a cabled blanket or a non cabled blanket we decided on Lucia Ruiz de Aguirre's Nora Baby Blanket pattern.
The pattern features an attached I-cord border and simple yarn over and garter sections to create the blocks of texture. I cast on 135 stitches altogether; adding an extra 20 stitches to the body of the blanket and an extra garter stitch on each side of the blanket to avoid gaps where the stockinette and I-cord met. The pattern is very straightforward and easy to memorize, perfect for tv watching or on the go knitting.
I knitted this project in Black Trillium Fiber Co. Quadra in the colorway Space Odyssey. It's a Super Bulky 90% SW Merino, 10% Cultivated Silk. It knits up springy and soft and has a good amount of weight to it. I was initially worried about color distribution on a large flat panel project with hand dyed yarn but after a bit of creative skein alternating I think I managed to avoid much color pooling.
Alex's blanket ended up using 9 skeins of Quadra yarn and the finished product measures 41"x41."
I'm super happy with how this project turned out. I'm a little sad it's going to be heading off to the office and I won't get to see it again for quite a while! (I'm also a little worried Alex will fall asleep at his desk under his squishy blanket but I guess that's a risk he'll have to take!)
After finishing a bevy of large, time consuming projects I'm ready to take on some smaller knits at least for a little while. Maybe a few more pairs of Apple Cider Mitts for the shop or some quick Christmas gifts. What are your favorite quick knits to help you recover from marathon projects? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!
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