I’ve really been wanting to get back to a couple of simple, stash busting afghans I’ve had on the needles for a really long time. I want them to be done, but I don’t have the patience to stay with them until they are done. And I’m really thinking hard about solving the problem by starting another afghan that would be worked with several strands of yarn held together for more-instant gratification.
The Knit Multi-Colored Blanket from Smiling Colors is a project like that. Worked with two strands of Sheep(ish), which is already kind of heavy for a worsted yarn on its own, this project is mostly Stockinette with some Garter ridges to break it up a bit. And it’s worked in big blocks of color so it adds some cheer to a room without a lot of effort.
As written this is a great throw size (or even a baby blanket), but you could make yours even bigger if you wanted a larger blanket. Either way it’s a great project to remind those of us in the northern part of the world that cooler weather will be here soon.
What are you working on this weekend? I’m actually doing a simple scarf for my daughter, and maybe some knitting for me since it’s my birthday weekend!
[Photo via Smiling Colors.]