ETA: The pattern is now available for free here!
FO: Framed Blanket by Me
My Ravelry Post: here
Yarn: Sirdar Peru Naturals 5x50g balls, Turquoise-Brown (not that you can tell that from most of the photos. I probably should have opened the red curtains before I took the picture. *facepalm*) But basically any chunky single ply would work really well.
Approximate Cost: Just under £20, not including needle.
Finished Size: Approximately 40″x34″
I really love that the blanket is reversable. Especially when it’s blocked, the ‘wrong side’ takes on a very similar look to the right side. And since the edging is knitting on, all the way around, (and garter stitch), there aren’t any raised seam edges or whatever that give away which is specifically the back and which is the front.
Notes: I have sleeping bags for the bump when it arrives but last week it suddenly occured to me that we would probably still find a blanket useful, for travelling, or napping, or when out and about. And I hadn’t actually bought any waffle blankets (which is kind of ridiculous given that I have full sized version for our bed, and single bed versions for around the house! But anyways…)
Plus I was in the mood to crank out a chunky blanket, and I’d spotted, and been really impressed by, Sirdar Peru, which is both wooly, and squishy.
Conclusion: At some point in the future (and I have added it to my ‘To Do’ list and everything!), I’ll try to sort out a PDF and make the pattern a free download, since it’s a quick-to-knit, useful pattern, and I’m pretty proud of it. 🙂