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.
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
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
MC: Color 103 -- Plume
CC1: Color 137 -- Sapphire
CC2: Color 115 -- Oyster
MC: Color 120 -- White
CC1: Color 100 -- Slate
CC2: Color 144 -- Mango