Monday, September 7, 2015

Rams and Yowes - the post with the photos

I'm not sure there is anything much more to be said about my Rams and Yowes blanket, except I finished it, blocked it and I love it.

I love the front,


I love the back,

I love the fact that it is 9 natural sheepy colours and matches my cats.

I love the way it looks hanging over the back of my rocking chair.

I knit the pattern pretty much as written, although I didn't pick up as many stitches for the border - a ratio of one to one, which is what the pattern called for given many people a wavy border, so I followed my feeling and picked up fewer stitches. It came out quite well. The other thing I did was not purling the border. the method i used was not perfect, and if I was to do it again I would certainly try a different method.

This took me a month of continuous, monogamous knitting and I loved every stitch of it. I love Kate Davies' designs, her attention to detail and eye for colour and this blanket has only deepened my love for her and her design aesthetic.




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