Being the crazy Aunt with too much to do, I tackled a knitting project for my two nieces and sister (and now a nephew) in college. I thought it would be fantastic and really fast to knit them college blankets. Since all three girls were the same year in college, I decided to make Jessica's first. She is after all the furthest north and could really use a blanket. Jessica is a senior now at University of Montana. I shipped her blanket out the fall of 2009 (she was Sophomore). The colors were really pretty: Maroon and Silver.
Dark Country Blue
Light Country Blue
The stitches are knit, purl, yarn over and knit 2 together. It is that simple. The blanket has a "pocket" on the underside (see photo at top) so you can put your feet in it and they stay covered and snug.
I used size 13 (US) knitting needles and 3 skeins (Caron Simply Soft) of each color (holding the colors together and knitting them as if a single yarn).
You can purchase the pattern at Fiber Space. The pattern is P-42 and is called the Icicle Toes LapWrap #1 (I call it the College Blanket).
Currently, I have one more I have to make....during the time it took to make the girls their blankets; my nephew started Central Michigan University this fall. The way I see it, I have 3 and half years to get it done and I know the colors to use!
Now, I have a question for you all. I need to knit a baby blanket. Do you have a pattern you really liked making? Please leave me a comment if you do. I have one to make and just don't know what I want to do.
I am off to mail my sister, Amanda, at UNC her blanket! Thanks and have a great weekend.
I originally posted on Outnumbered 3 to 1.