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High Hopes

December 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
815 - 1195 yards (745 - 1093 m)
30" square and 36" square
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Thinking back to my pregnancy, one of my most common thoughts was about what this little person would grow up to be. I imagined all sorts of wonderful life adventures for him, dreamed up a childhood of fanciful play, and pictured his smiling, happy face. High Hopes was knitted as a reflection on these thoughts; a way to keeps hands busy, while the mind hopes for the best future imaginable.

High Hopes is knit as a mitered corner square, beginning with a Stockinette stitch edge (two sides of the blanket), and alternating garter stitch stripes, while decreasing down to the final point, just a couple of stitches. The inner square is then blocked, and a border is picked up and worked in garter stitch around the outside edge, with mitered corners. The result is a delicate, simple, and elegant blanket that will be a loved and cherished heirloom for years to come.

Available in two sizes, High Hopes is knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk. The result is a delicate, soft, and warm blanket, with great color options. The blanket is pictured in two color options, though your color choices are nearly endless.

Yarn Requirements
Large Blanket:
MC: 4 skeins or 500 yards of sport weight yarn
CC1: 2 skeins or 270 yards of sport weight yarn
CC2: 3 skeins or 400 yards of sport weight yarn

Small Blanket:
MC: 3 skeins or 400 yards of sport weight yarn
CC1: 2 skeins or 280 yards of sport weight yarn (blanket used all of the second skein, so if you are not planning to do a gauge swatch, it may be best to have a 3rd skein available)
CC2: 2 skeins or 280 yards of sport weight yarn (again, have a 3rd skein available if you are not planning to swatch)

Sample Color Details
Large Blanket:
MC: Color 103 -- Plume
CC1: Color 137 -- Sapphire
CC2: Color 115 -- Oyster

Small Blanket:
MC: Color 120 -- White
CC1: Color 100 -- Slate
CC2: Color 144 -- Mango