I’m always on the lookout for good blanket and afghan patterns for my Mom, who is a dedicated blanket and afghan knitter. I’ve long admired the geometric and mathematical patterns from Woolly Thoughts, and when I showed my Mom the Revolution pattern, she loved it. We bought two copies of the pattern and decided to work on it together.
I had the idea in the back of my head that Cascade 220 Superwash would be a good yarn for this pattern. My lys has a great selection of this yarn, and I had one nearly unused ball (long story, and a whole other blog post). During the annual sale at the shop, I bought seven coordinating colors to match the bright purple that I already had.
This blanket is knit in rings, working one little wedge of each color on each ring. In the picture above, I had completed two rings. Boy, that first one was tricky. But once you get the first ring done the rest is very easy and straightforward. It doesn’t require much attention, but it’s not so mindless as to become a bore.
I just finished the fourth ring this morning. I’m at the point, maybe half-way through, where each section takes a little longer and I can’t quite see the light at the end of the tunnel. So I took a break and decided to weave in some of the ends, seen below in the yellow/green/blue area.
Phew! There are a bunch of ends to weave in! But the process of weaving them in helps to close up some of the holes. It is very satisfying to see the blanket really come together.
Beautiful, isn’t it? Such a clever design. When I see my Mom in a few weeks I’m going to help her get that first ring started. I can’t wait to see what yarn she’s gonna choose!
Totally unrelated kid picture, just because I love love love my new 50mm lens sooo much.