The Mitered Crosses blanket is done! I’m trying to resist the urge to immediately start another one. Seriously, this pattern is greatly entertaining to knit. It’s Kay Gardiner’s Mitered Crosses Blanket — For Japan. Proceeds from the sale of the pattern are donated to Mercy Corps and designated for Japan tsunami relief. As of the beginning of July 2011, donations from the pattern sales reached $16,000.00. Just another example of how knitters are a truly awe-inspiring force for good in the world.
I used natural colored Cascade 220 worsted wool for the background, and used scraps of leftover yarns from my stash for the crosses. Most of it is Cascade 200, but there is some Noro Kureyon and Silk Garden in there as well. The finished size is about 36″ by 51″, a nice size for a lap blanket.