This was knit for my newest niece, who lives in Maine. I usually do green blankets, but seeing as I'm behind in my knitting the baby's been born and we're sure she's a girl... I therefore broke out of the mold and went with various pastels. While the Caron Perfect Match was pretty and gave the blanket a nice drape, it was murder on my hands. I never believed people who complained about acrylic before... I bought it because a: it needs to be run-over-with-the-minivan-durable, b: it felt soft in the skein (and, actually, is pretty good knit up), c: was cheap and so am I, and d: came in the colorway I wanted. This pattern, however, will work with any worsted-weight yarn, so substitute at will.
This blanket is now available for $5 in PDF format (pay by PayPal). The Chessboard Blanket pattern has instructions for two weights of yarn and two sizes, 20x30 and 30x40in.
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