Wednesday, July 26, 2006
MDK Moderne In Progress
I absolutely love all the posted dishcloths but I decided to start with the Moderne Log Cabin blanket in colors to match a spare bedroom. I graphed out my own changes to the pattern to accomodate Sugar'n Cream gauge that is different from the suggested Silky Wool but will still finish with a 60" x 50" blanket. On a #7 circular needle, I CO the first square for 55 sts knitting for a 12" square. After this first square I won't have to count rows, just pick up the BO and row edge sts (according to the directions) and garter stitch the pieces as directed to the following measurements: #2-8", #3-10", #4-10", #5-8", #6-8", #7-12", #8-12", #9-18". You can come up with your own measurements, but it sure beats keeping track of row counts and I like the drape of the blanket in this inexpensive cotton yarn. For kicks, I'm keeping track of knitting hours and have logged 17 hours to this point...