And it feels just like that time now. Our sole azalea is in full bloom, despite Florida being about the southern limit of where it can happily live, and pals in the UK are posting photos of the first snowdrops struggling through the earth. Spring is definitely on its way!
And that certainly still seems good advice for this time of year – to have a cardigan ready when you're going for an afternoon stroll, or a soft blanket to throw over your legs when you are watching TV in the evening.
I originally made this blanket about five years ago but I recently updated the pattern to add an extra middle-size, so the new version now has three different sizes. The small blanket is perfect as a lap-rug for someone in a chair or wheelchair and would also work well to keep you warm on long car journeys.
The two larger sizes provide some extra coverage when you want to relax with your feet up at the end of a day. The medium version is a good size for a TV blanket or afghan while the large size can be used as a cozy guest room throw.
Textural patterns such as this are important at this time of year because they add warmth without weight – exactly what you need when the temperatures are just a touch below the comfort zone.
Please click here to see more details about the Ennismore Lap-Rug pattern, and here to read more about our Reversible Knitting Stitches book. Both the book and the pattern are available for instant download from the website.
Until next time – Happy knitting!
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