Last night I finished knitting my Argosy Blanket or Throw which was inspired by Vyvyan's Argosy Scarf pattern. (Check out Vyvyan's blog for more Argosy patterns. ) Actually I bought the yarn to make myself a sweater, but that didn't work out. Then I realized I had more than enough yarn to make the blanket which goes very nicely in my living room All I need to do now is weave in the ends and finish off the edges so it won't curl.
I was inspired by Mason- Dixon Kay who knitted a wonderful Argosy baby blanket. At the time I started my blanket Kay's pattern wasn't available yet, but I think I like the way mine turned out anyways. This pattern is sort of knit on a diagonal and once you get use to the pattern it is quite enjoyable. The resulting textured knit is a little lace like, but not delicate and has a very nice drape to it. I pretty much used the argosy scarf pattern without any changes to the pattern except I made it longer and wider. I wanted something rather large that I could wrap myself in when it gets cold. Too late to use this year, but it will be ready for next winter.
Next I'll use Kay's Cro-Kay edge to finish the blanket off. Check here to see Kay's baby blanket and her Cro-Kay edge with instructions.
I really fell in love with this pattern, but I did learn a lesson: don't try to knit type of pattern when sleepy or tired. I ended up making a mistake and then tried to fix it without ripping back, which was a big mistake because I ended up in such a mess that I proceeded to "tink" or unknit about twenty rows one stitch at a time. All that work was worth it because the rest went much better. I was very frustrated as there was so much time wasted when I could be knitting for real...oh, well...live and learn, right? Now on to some smaller projects....
happy knitting :)