The Cro-Kay edge took awhile, but now my Argosy blanket is complete. Here is a closeup of the Cro-kay edge. This edge is a knitted edge similar to a single crochet using knitting needles instead of a crochet hook. Mason-Dixon Kay explains the "how to" here. Before anyone attempts to make this Argosy blanket I wanted to let you know that this blanket if you follow the scarf pattern you will end up with a parallelogram rather than a rectangle with straight sides. My only complaint is that it is difficult to fold. If you want a more traditional blanket I think I would follow Kay's instuctions for the baby blanket or Vyvyan's blanket but make it longer and wider for a larger blanket. Because it is a throw it's fine for my use.
I was asked: What kind of yarn did you use? Well, here's a picture of the yarn:
I used two strands, one being yarn from Pasa Yarn Mill in Uxebridge, MA. I really don't know what the fiber content of the yarn is...I know it is part wool (you can smell the wool if you get my drift). I added in Caron Simply Soft and it does make it so soft. The resulting blanket is so heavy though. I'm glad it's a dark color because I don't know how I would ever wash it.
The twin of the other prayer shawl I knitted is finished.
Not anything really new, sorry. BUT I did complete two more cloths....trying desperately to catch up with the Monthly Dishcloth KAL's. Here's my pathetic attempt to take a photo with crocus flowers. If you want to see flowers and knitting you have to check out Allison's blog. She is an incredible photographer. This cloth is the 2007 March Mid Month KAL Small Basketweave.
This last cloth which I thought I had enough yarn to finish, but I came up short...is a two tone one instead:
This pattern is the 2007 February Mid Month KAL- Lacy Diamond. If you are want to try these patterns I suggest you join the group. By joining you get access to so many wonderful patterns that I'm sure you will not be sorry :)
happy knitting :)