This has been such an enjoyable knit.
Pattern: Debbie Abrahams Mystery Blanket club 2009.
Started: 1st January 09
Finished: 31st October 09
Yarn: Mainly Rowan Glace
Needles: 3mm needles.
I accidently joined strip two to one and three upside down, so I did the same to strip six to make the blanket fairly symmetrical.
I just love the centre square and think it goes very well with the surrounding ones.
I chose to knit the garter stitch edging (which isn't ruffled, this photo lies! It's just the uneven grass!). We had two choices: tassels or garter stitch. It goes without saying that the tassels looked just fabulous, but I thought I might be forever tightening them up and might not have enough yarn.
Last year I knitted four borders and joined them at the corners. This year I decided to knit the border in one, using long circulars. Unfortunately these are still with Royal Mail, more than 3 weeks later! So I bought yet more last week. Didn't read the instructions of course, and presumed that the border was all garter stitch rows. However it isn't! Rows 5 and 6 are not, and I had to frog over 2250 stitches!
I love this one more than last year's blanket, and it will be taking pride of place on the back of the sofa.