Does anyone else have this problem?
Well, I also like to travel. A lot. And so it wasn't long before I came to this conclusion.
Any time I go to a new city or on a trip, I allow myself one hank of yarn.
|Randall and I sitting on the roof of the boat.|
And then, a few months later, I got engaged!
It was perfect! I could start the travel blanket with places that Randall and I went together!
That summer, I accompanied him and his family on a self-toured Erie Canal House Boat Cruise aboard the "Cayuga." It was wonderful! We stopped at all sorts of places along the way and found tons of farmer's markets and cooked peach pie and played cards!
|Working on the color sequence of my project on the boat.|
There, I managed to get my mother-in-law of inHIShandsart hooked on knitting. Now, she carries around a project, too. Fourteen of the hanks I got were for a separate project to work on that week (more on that later), but I did get one hank for the Travel Blanket. It's a beautiful sort of canal color, and soft, a silk and cashmere blend. And now, I have finally finished the square! I based it off of Terry Morris Design's Rippling Water Square Pattern.
Here is the exact pattern I used:
Cast on 62 Stitches with size 7 needles.
- Row 1: Purl
- Row 2: Slip one stitch, (slip 2 to CN, hold in back, k2, k2 from CN, k4) x7, slip 2 to CN, hold in back, k2, k2 from CN, k1
- Row 3: slip 1, purl
- Row 4: slip 1, knit
- Row 5: slip 1, purl
- Row 6: slip 1, k4, (slip 2 to CN, hold in front, k2, k2 from CN, k4) x7, k1
- Row 7: slip 1, purl
- Row 8: slip 1, knit
- Row 9: slip 1, purl
Repeat Rows 2-9 until the square is the desired length.
For me, this made an 8.5 inch square. See how it makes a beautiful rippling effect?
What do you think? Has anyone else made something like this?