This is a baby blanket originally destined to be a gift for Pia and Joseph’s first baby. For some reason, I thought/mistook the baby would be a boy, so I picked two blue(ish) colours. I was just informed it will be a baby girl–after I finished it. Fortunately, another friend has just announced she is having a baby due in September, and they’re saying it should be a boy, so I can redirect this blanket to that baby instead. 🙂 As for Pia and Joseph’s baby, well, I have originally planned to knit two blankets in this pattern, the second one in white and red, which I think will suit a baby girl. 🙂
The nitty gritty: I followed the OpArt pattern from Knitty Fall ’08. It was knitted in KnitPicks CotLin DK Yarn (70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen). The lighter shade is Glacier, and the darker shade is Blackberry, which is a dark purple with blue undertone. Although the pattern called for 2 32″ circular needles, I was able to knit it using a single KnitPicks Harmony Wood circular in size 8 with 60″ cable, using magic loop technique for the earlier, inner rounds. The picture was taken before I wove in the ends. It’s currently being blocked.
[Thanks FBB for posing.]