Friday, July 5, 2013

hippos and elephants

I used the rainy day we're having today to finally finish up the squares that are my contribution to a friend's baby blanket! These are both Elaine Fitzpatrick patterns (Ravelry link), which are fantastic if you like animal themed washcloths (or blanket squares!). And 99% of her patterns are free, too. 

Needle: Knit Picks Harmony Interchangeables, size 4
Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie (my first time using this yarn, and I'm a fan! It is soft, and just feels nicer somehow than the Peaches 'n Cream or Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton that I normally use). Both squares used about 1/3 of the skein (190 yards!). So I think I could totally make a third square with what's leftover.
Modifications: These squares needed to be 8" x 8" so I ended up tweaking the overall stitch count of the patterns, dropping down to 35 stitches for each square. I also did six rows of seed stitch at the bottom, but only five rows on the top.

Personally, I like the hippo better ... the pattern is easier to see because it is more simple. But they are both cute!

1 comment:

  1. They are lovely - I think you are probably right about the hippo but the elephant is great too. I'm sure your friend will love them :)