Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Approaching Blankie-ness

Several of you have asked questions about the baby blanket I'm knitting, so I thought I'd answer them all at once.

Here's the blanket as of this afternoon, halfway through the fourth color.

I'm following the basic log cabin "rules" for this blanket, but I'm sort of making it up as I go along. The one rule I'm following is that I keep each of the four stripes of each color consistent in width. For example, on the section I'm working on now, each side has six garter ridges. The width/number of garter ridges isn't determined by any special formula or pattern, I'm just judging how much yarn I have in each color and planning accordingly! So far it's working out, but you can tell that my current color isn't as abundant as others.

It's been fun to use these scraps and remember the socks I knit with each colorway of yarn. First there was my Hederas and my mom's Pomatomus socks; the two most recent colors came from socks I knit for my mother-in-law and my own Pomatomus socks.

I have more of the pink yarn in the middle square that I'm planning on using for the edging, but I'm quickly running out of scraps, assuming I keep the entire blanket in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. I have one more color (purple, left over from these socks) to use after my current color and then it will be a matter of digging through the stash. I do have a lone skein of LLSS that I may sacrifice for this blanket. It would certainly work with the color scheme, don't you think?


  1. I believe that I might have some Lorna's Shepherd Sock that I can donate to the cause if you're interested in the Purple Iris colorway. Just let me know!

  2. Pretty! And what a great idea. Sure seems better than quilting to me!

  3. I have yet to knit anything out of LLSS. I got so frustrated with the one skein that I wound, I'm not sure when I'll ever knit with that ... thread. :) Loving the blanket so far!

  4. That is looking so spectacular! And that lone skein is a perfect match!

  5. It's going to be a beautiful, soft, warm blanket.... but I disagree with Knitty Geek :-)