Friday, March 17, 2006

In the nick of time....

Prairie Blanket:

  • Pattern: Prairie Blanket from Oat Couture
  • Yarn: Cascade Sierra in lavender (#29) - Picture of full blanket is truer to color.
  • Needle: Size 7 Denise
  • Start Date: March 3, 2006
  • End Date: March 15, 2006
  • Comments: Lovely pattern. Center garter section became a little tedious, but it made for great TV watching knitting. Overall I am pleased with the Cascade Sierra. It has a little more give than just plain cotton (it is 80% pima cotton and 20% wool). It is still mostly cotton so my hands would still ache a little after too much knitting. It washed up very nicely. While the label says to hand wash and lay flat to dry, the Cascade website said one could machine wash cold and machine dry low. I did the latter with happy results. I'm giving the blanket to my mom this weekend so that she can take it to the baby shower I have to miss next weekend:( I hope my friends like it!


Kaitie Tee said...

It's beautiful! I think I'm going to have to try this pattern. Size 7 needles though? It must have taken you forever to knit, or rather it would take me forever to knit because I'm not very fast.

Chicago Jen said...

COngrats, Lys, it's beautiful. You did a really nice job. Good luck with the Bridesmaids this weekend!

Kathy said...

It is really lovely. A wonderful color and pattern. It will show the BABY off.

knit_chick said...

It looks beautiful. Just think, it's the makings of an heirloom baby blanket.