I’m not so good at timing these things

of course, as soon as I’m done knitting a wool blanket spring starts to tease us with its seductive charms. if spring wants to come, let it come. for once I can claim I was ready for something ahead of time. though, who knows, with the weather we’ve been having over here winter may try to make a comeback.

hap blanket

pattern: hap blanket
yarn: 2.5 hanks of louet riverstone worsted in charcoal and 1 hank of romney ridge farm yarns in turquoise
needles: 8mm addi turbos
date started: 02.26.09
date finished: 03.07.09

hap blanket

after I finished ishbel, I found myself with empty needles again. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to knit, but I knew it had to use stash yarn. if it could use those leftover yarns I’m never quite sure what to do with, then even better. ysolda’s hap blanket not only fit the bill, but it was also a beautiful and useful finished object

hap blanket

this was a pleasure to knit! it seems that ysolda’s trademark is to write easy to follow patterns that yield impressive results. it’s a simple, and traditional, concept; a garter stitch square with a scalloped edging. the mix of striping and large needles make it modern. (I already told you how I love my color combo, so I won’t go there again.) I didn’t change anything in the pattern and couldn’t be happier. the only thing I couldn’t do was to get a nice scallop shape on the edging, but this was mostly due to the size of my blocking board and laziness on my part. I can see myself knitting a couple more of these as gifts this year since there are a few babies coming our way that will need to be kept warm and snuggly.

hap blanket

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  • Preita March 18, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    It’s so darn pretty. I think maybe this fall I will knit one of these too! 🙂 (though in burgandy and acid green, which are my fav colors)

  • knithoundbrooklyn March 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Very nice! You are right, the perfect gift. And not a huge yarn hog! Impressive.

  • ysolda March 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Great colour combination – I’m glad you’re enjoying my patterns. Binding off really, really loosely helps with the scallops, I re-did mine to make it looser.

  • rachel March 19, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I love the colors you chose (two of my favorites!). This looks so cozy!

  • kris March 19, 2009 at 8:27 am

    love it! pretty colours and pretty pattern – which i have, so now i can make a blanket too and be just like you.

  • Cassy March 19, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I adore your blanket. Seeing this and a finished Ishabel gave me the push I needed to buy those patterns. Your colors are gorgeous!

  • Rocky Moreno March 19, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Very pretty!

  • Brooke March 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    That blanket is beautiful, congratulations! I love Ysolda’s patterns, she’s amazing.

  • Stephanie March 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Awesome blanket and I love that it was a quick knit. I will have to get this pattern for those gifts I need to start thinking about.

  • Seanna Lea March 19, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Gorgeous. I wouldn’t mind knitting baby blankets if I got to use a pattern like this one.

  • lisa March 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Love it–especially the color combo.

  • Veronique March 20, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Damn, that was fast! Gray and acqua is as good a combo as pretty and snuggly 🙂

  • Oiyi March 20, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Gorgeous! I have been wanting to make it in turquoise and brown.

  • tiennie March 22, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    It’s so lovely! With the way the weather is here, we could probably use that blanket year round!

  • Lindseyrose March 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Your blanket is gorgeous. I love the color combination!! You’ve made me tick the hap blanket up in my queue!

  • Kirsten March 24, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Love the colors! Very pretty blanket.
    I really need to add this one to my queue!

  • Stephany March 25, 2009 at 12:51 am

    This is beautiful! The colors are absolutely stunning! I look forward to the day when my attention span has stretched to a length that will allow me to make something like this.

  • Sasha March 26, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful! Love the dark charcoaley chocolate grey with the aqua! yum 🙂

  • Trish March 27, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Hey there! Thanks for the making me feel better about the current state of my sketches. This blanket looks like just the thing for a frosty spring night!

  • Nonnahs March 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    It’s beautiful- and it looks so cozy, too! I wish I had the stamina to knit a blanket!

  • Skogul April 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Oh, man. I love the color combo so much!
    However, if/when I make one of my own, I’ll probably swap out the charcoal color for a deep, chocolatey espresso brown to go with the turquoise. Mmm.
    Excellent work.