Pattern: Maja's blanket
Started: August 19th
Finished: October 14th
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
3 balls light yellow, 1.5 or so balls of green, light turquoise, pink, peach, n;ir. .5 ball light orange.
Mods: Changed the method of joining squares. Rather than dc all around each square and then join by a ss I decided to pick up and knit along one side of square 1, then the adjoining side of square 2 all in one go. Knit back, creating a garter ridge, then a three needle cast off.
Tje pattern has you working 20 suqares, and knitting a 4x5 rectangular blanket. But after I had joined three rows of four I thought it was big enough for a cot blanket. Fleetingly, I considered a bigger blanket, bnt it would have meant buying more yarn and it would have taken more time and probalby not have been as useful as a smaller blanket. So here it is.
The border is just garter stitch, though I tried to spread the lemon yarn by knitting pink stripes into each border. Didn't work. I had to buy another ball of lemon for about three rows!
Lovely blanket. Soft,, squishy and easy! If I decided to knit another baby blanket, or indeed a lap blanket, this will be the pattern I'll go for.