My Cornerstone Blanket is complete!
I finished knitting the “body” of it late Sunday night and did few inches of i-cord. I used the same size needle on the i-cord edging as I did for the body of the blanket, but I thought the edging looked just a little too tight.
Happily, Monday was a federal holiday, so no work for me. I picked up the blanket to review the i-cord edging . I decided to rip out what I had done and go up a needle size: to a U.S. size 7.
I’m glad I did — the i-cord knit with the size 7 needle seems perfect.
Several hours and several DVR-ed tv shows later, I had this:
That’s the blanket unblocked. Here is is being blocked:
I did not bother to pin it out, just carefully straightened the edges and left it to dry.
I’m very pleased with my completed blanket. After blocking (during which I did not stretch it at all) the completed blanket is 46″ by 69″ — a nice size to use as a throw.
I was also very happy knitting this blanket. It was an entertaining project from start to finish. I usually get a bit bored with a project towards the end of the knitting, but this kept me happy and engaged all the way through. I think that’s because I kept alternating techniques between mitered squares and a garter stitch border in the round. And as soon as I had enough squares completed, I joined them together. Then at the end? Applied i-cord! There’s a lot of variety in this project.
Now I’m thinking about knitting a wee blanket using the same techniques for Lucy.