My New Most Favoritest Thing
The Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket is finished, finished, finished. I love it so. It is, by far, my most favorite thing I have ever knit. While I was very ready to be done in the end, I in no way blame the blanket for that. I am the weak one, not the blanket. The blanket is intelligent – its splendid yarn overs prove that. The blanket is kind – its warm woolyness can attest. The blanket is patient – its rows and rows of seed stitch only add to its charm. I love the blanket. I am jealous of a baby not yet born because she is to have the blanket. Behold, the blanket:
Yarn: Cascade 220, The Heathers in Celery – 5 skeins
Start Date: June 2007
End Date: July 2007
Pattern: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket available here for free
The pattern is vintage and uses different abbreviations for yarn over than I have seen before. Rest assured that w.r.n. and w.o.n. are both fancy ways of saying yo. In this pattern you will do yarn overs between 2 purls, yarn overs between knits and purls, and maybe even yarn overs between 2 knits. I had trouble with the yo between 2 purls at first but knittinghelp.com to the rescue!