Pattern: Autumn Haze by Brenda York
Yarn: Yarn I brought home from work. It’s a worsted weight cotton/acrylic blend.
Needles: Size 8 and 9
Modifications: Instead of repeating the same three times as the pattern suggests, I rotated the colors on each of the three pattern repeats. So the second time through, I made color A into color B and color B into color C, etc. So that there isn’t a perfect repeat. This mixes the colors in different ways throughout, and especially makes the multi-colored slip stitch section different each time.
I also went up a needle size for the slip-stitch sections because they’re narrower. I wish I had gone up 2 sizes.
Every year my knitting group does a present swap, and each person is assigned someone else to spoil. This year I was extremely happy the the person I was assigned since I like her very much. When we were assigned people, I had recently come home from work with about 20 pounds of yarn, so I saw this as a great opportunity to use some of the yarn to make an awesome gift.
Thankfully, since she’s so awesome, she loved the blanket! Hooray!