Not Your Granny’s Afghan
I’m always reaching for a cozy throw to toss on my lap during a movie or while lounging around with a good book. Of course the softer and plusher the throw the better! I love the throws my Grandmother knit; however, they are all a bit scratchy and itchy. A result, I believe, of the times and a lack of variety of yarns that we now have to choose from. I decided to retire my Oma’s afghan (not to worry it’s just on the end of my guest room bed – not in the trash) and knit up a version of my own using today’s luscious, cloud like yarns.
Here’s a great simple pattern for a beautiful and quick Marled Blanket that knits up in an evening and feels like heaven! I did one for Josh for Christmas and another for my sister in law who just became a mother. I was making so many gifts for the new baby that I decided the new mom should get something special too!
I love neutrals and think this off white and drift wood color throw will be a beautiful addition to any room. I used Gentle Giant in winter bark and Super Soft Merino in heirloom white. Both purchased from Purl Soho.
I have not yet mastered the attached I-Cord, so I took the blanket to a lovely lady at my local yarn store in Utah, Wasatch and Wool, and she did it for me. She promised that when I finish my next blanket she’ll teach me how to do it myself.
All wrapped up and ready to gift! This blanket will be perfect for hours spent relaxing on the sofa with a new baby sleeping in your arms. Now I just need to make myself one!