Baby blanket and baby hat
Finally, the baby blanket is done! It turned out well, don't you think?
And, because I had a whole skein of Encore left over, I decided to make a coordinating hat.
Baby blanket review:
Yarn - Plymouth Encore, 4 skeins (800 yards), color 793
Pattern - My own
Highlights - My first design
Lowlights - Boy, was this boring! (but, good to work on while listening to study materials on the iPod)
Here's the pattern for anyone who is interested:
Baby's First Blocks Blanket
Cast on 150 stitches using size 9 needles and worsted weight yarn. Gauge is not critical.
Rows 1-10: Knit
Rows 11-24: K5, *K10, P10* Repeat to last five stitches, K5. (14 rows total for pattern 1)
Row 25: K5, *[P1,K1] five times, K10* Repeat to last five stitches, K5
Row 26: K5, *P10, [K1,P1] five times* Repeat to last five stitches, K5
Repeat rows 25 & 26 6 more times (14 rows total for pattern 2).
Repeat pattern 1 and pattern 2 each 6 more times. Blanket will be 14 blocks by 14 blocks.
Knit 10 more rows in garter stitch. Cast off.
**Edited to fix a minor mistake in the pattern**