The baby is about to see the world and I just started on his blanket. Typically me. I found a wonderful soft yarn … that is hand washable only. A bit annoying for a baby. I understand the label [hand wash or dry clean, do not soak, do not bleach, use mild detergent and cool rinse water. Do not wring, reshape and dry flat away from heat and direct sunlight, do not machine dry] and the wise advice from the shop lady … but with the wool program, gentle soap, cold wash and flat dry, I hope it will hold the route.
I purchased – at my favorite Eat, Sleep, Knit shop – 2 skeins of Targhee-Worsted 100% targhee wool, color: Crabby McHappyPants [hand-dyed fiber] in 563 m | 250 gr [616 yds | 8.8 oz] skein. Cost: $34/skein.
Hook: 6.5 mm.
The chosen pattern comes from Liam’s Blanket by Tia Davis and it’s pretty easy: a mix of single crochet combined with double crochet.
- Chain 120 [for an approx 36″ x 36″ project].
- Row 1: [1 sc, 1 DC] in second chain from hook, *skip next chain, [1 sc, 1 DC] in next chain; repeat from * to end of row, chain 1, turn.
- Row 2: skip first stitch, [1 sc, 1 DC] in next stitch, *skip next chain, [1 sc, 1 DC] in next chain; repeat from * to end of row, chain 1, turn.
- Rows 3 – 120: repeat row 2.
I ended Lukas’ blanket at 112 rows and added an edge. I picked #46 from Edie Eckman’s book ‘around the corner crochet borders’.
Total weight: 718 grams for an end result of 107 x 102 cm.