With my skirt finished - and worn comfortably twice I might add - I am doing some baby knitting. My niece's baby is due at the end of October and I have a few things knit, but many more on my list. This mitred blanket is one of them.
The blanket is knit on the machine. Simply knit, it is nonetheless an exercise in short rowing. There is a bit of easy math involved to determine the number of stitches to cast on. One less stitch is knit every two rows until all stitches are short-rowed away. Then the reverse happens. Every two rows, there is an increase of one stitch until the cast on number is reached again. Good practise for me with machine short rows.
Although the pattern shows the entire blanket knit in one colour, I have chosen 4 bright colours that hopefully will keep baby amused.
With another rainy day here, I have the motivation to stay indoors and machine knit. Let's see what I can accomplish in one rainy afternoon.