pattern :: heirloom
designer :: amy hendrix
yarn :: tosh worsted
colorway :: wisteria
needles :: US size 9
i have loved the way everyone who has picked up the needles to knit mara has resized and reinterpreted the pattern be it using sock yarn or changing the finished dimensions of the actual shawl. that said i really wanted to see the same come about with a simple but lovely blanket/throw.
the heirloom blanket fits just such a request. knit as pictured it is a beautiful baby blanket continue the pattern repeat the baby blanket becomes a throw. divide the pattern repeat in half and lengthen again and the blanket becomes a scarf. i actually have the pattern queued to do the later, but even better the baby blanket as is only used two skeins of tosh worsted and the blanket doubled in length would use only four.
i also picked a lace pattern that was beautifully intricate but simple to execute with rows of knit and purl in between to rest a harried mind. the blanket above is now laying over our tufted chair in the living room and has already made its way onto our legs to wrap us in comfort for the cool evenings ahead.
a big thanks goes out to glennae for knitting the lovely sample above and at such great speed!