This is the Ocean Currents Blanket pattern I was writing about a few weeks ago, but this time without the ocean!
I have recently been knitting a few projects with Cascade "EcoCloud" which is a gorgeously soft merino/alpaca mix with a very interesting chainette structure. The yarn is, in effect, like a slim i‐Cord and really holds the heat well. Between the two ultra‐soft fibres in the blend and the airy‐ness of the structure, it is super cozy in use.
The result is a lovely retro sampler effect which really highlights the different patterns used in the design. The yarn shows the stitches well and I think a blanket or throw worked in this colourway would be perfect to add an extra layer to a chilly bedroom.
The EcoCloud yarn is 150m/164 yds:100gm, so is a little thicker than the one suggested in the pattern.
I worked the sample on one size larger needles to compensate for this and to maintain the open feel of the fabric and it worked out beautifully.
OK, who has some good offers on Cascade yarns right now..? I feel a creamy blanket moment coming on!
I'll be back next time with some more updates about what I am knitting right now and the yarns I have been using. I'm having fun experimenting with new yarns this year!
Until then – Happy Knitting!