I finished this lovely baby blanket over the weekend. I blocked it right away and had to wait until last night to weave in the ends. With the bulky yarn and large needles, it knit up really quickly.
I am completely in love with this yarn, which is 100% wool, amazingly soft after blocking, and machine-washable. I did this blanket in a bare, undyed yarn, and I have some of that yarn left, but KnitPicks also has the same yarn in lots of other colors.
I didn’t do a swatch with the size 13 needles; I just dove in and figured it would work out. Honestly, swatches don’t ever really work for me. My gauge in a smaller swatch is almost never the same as when I work whole rows.
With the blanket growing quickly, I didn’t do as many rows as indicated in the pattern, but even so, I was surprised by how very much it grew when I blocked it. I’ve never made something so lacy with wool before and will know better in the future.
It’s such a sturdy but elegant blanket, I’m sure I’ll make this one again and again. I’m already scheming to make the next one, maybe with size 11 needles.