The gemtone version of the reversible Drumlin aghan is finished. The final end was woven in last evening, so it's been lightly steam blocked but nothing more:
Drumlin Reversible Afghan
Yarn: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm)
Sizes: SML (baby-lapghan-throw)
Ravelry Notes: Here
Related Posts: Here and here
Like most of my afghans, this was a fast and easy knit (about four weeks start to finish). It features strip construction and singleton skeins solely from stash.
The fluted ridge stitch produces a fabric that's moderately stretchy both vertically and horizontally, and it looks the same on both sides which is a wonderful quality. The stitch is lovely in two colors, but in this instance, I wanted to keep the spotlight on the pleasing texture and rich gemtones.
While I chose this vibrant combination during the depths of winter when saturated shades serve as a much-needed antidote to the cold, gloom and snow, they've been the perfect segue into the bright, colorful promise of spring. As an added plus, the cotton-wool blend yarn produces a wonderful year-round fabric, so this afghan will see plenty of use in the weeks and months ahead.
That's it. Today is frantic Friday as well as FO Friday, so I have to run. Have a fabulous weekend one and all.
The Drumlin Reversible Afghan pattern is now available. To read the description and buy the pattern, click here. (Remember, you can purchase patterns through Ravelry even if you're not a member.)