I finished this about a month ago, but I think it slid directly off my needles onto my lap. My Yggrasil lap blanket is so warm and cozy!
Project: Yggrasil in Blue
Pattern: Yggdrasil Afghan
Designer: Lisa Jacobs
Available: FREE! at Interweave Knits
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed HW in Dungarees
You might remember this blanket from my “Finish it or Frog it!” post back in January. I’d already made some progress then, because it was my “neglected project KAL” target for January. I won’t say it was “easy” to finish, not exactly, but I did eventually get into the rhythm of the border cables. I do not think I will ever do this pattern again, and although I admire the finished full-size Yggdrasil Afghans out there, I have reason to doubt the sanity of those who accomplish such a gargantuan knitting feat.
The pattern itself is well-written and clear. Plenty of good charts. I think this might have been my first knitted-on border, back in the day. I also have a niggling feeling I may have grabbed the wrong size needle when I re-booted this project … the “old” border (right edge, upper right corner) looks a wee bit tighter than the rest. However, this is invisible when I’m using it, so I am doing my best to let the slight difference go. I am definitely not going back and fixing it, ooooh no.
I continue to love, love, love City Tweed. What a wonderful soft yarn with gorgeous colors, and it shows cabling so nicely! And it’s so warm and cozy!