Saturday, March 10, 2012

Courthouse Steps Blanket

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket


Pattern: Courthouse Steps Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Anchor Magicline. 12x 50g in Pink (1462) & 6.5 x 50g in Green (1478)
Needles: 4.5mm
Time taken to knit: 15th May 2010 to 2nd February 2012.
Size: 99cm x 96cm

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket


I started this blanket when I was in LOT of pain due to my
knee injury. I sent DH up into the loft to dig out the yarn as I thought the bright colours might cheer me up.

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket


I then came to a halt for a bit as I ran out of yarn but I managed to buy more of the pink and 2 Ravellers came to my rescue with the green.


Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket


It's an easy pattern to follow which is just what I needed at the time as my brain was frazzled due to pain and all the strong painkillers I was on.


Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket



It can be folded into fun shapes.

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket


I've given it to the baby daughter of a very good friend of mine. It arrived during a very cold spell and the night before her parents had decided to buy a bigger blanket as little one is very good at kicking her blankets off. Then the postman delivered this...

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket


I edged it with a garter stitch border with mitred corners and bound off with an applied i-cord.

Courthouse Steps Blanket
detail of the mitred corners, i-cord bindoff and the 'wrong side'


I enjoyed making it but was also pleased to give it away as I associated it with being in pain. Hopefully it will well used and keep a certain baby girl nice and warm.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blue, what a lovely colour combination for a little girl. A very professional knit too. I love it.
Craftylady

Arianwen said...

lovely well done for finishing it!

Linda said...

it is lovely, I am sure it will be a treasured blanket.

Daisy said...

I can't see the images? It sounds lovely though!