It had been on my to-do list: make a colorful granny square blanket. For my first granny blanket I had used a light grey yarn to join the squares, and eventhough, I was happy with it, I felt that the grey hue was a bit too serious. This time, I banned grey and stuck to bright and happy!
The worsted yarn came from Knit Picks, they have the best color selection that I've come across and at a reasonable cost. Some of my color choices: Ice Lake, Grass, Semolina, Papaya Heather, Hyacynth, Green Tea Heather, Calypso Heather . . . such pretty hues right? I also decided not to use acrylic, and chose Knit Pick's 100% Peruvian wool yarn.
To join my squares, I used Patons Classic Wool in medium weight. The color is called Aran which looks like a buttermilk color. The blanket is made up of 48 squares - 6 colums by 8 rows. I used a single crochet stitch to join and made a border with double crochet (3x around). The overall measurements are 32" wide x 42" high; a perfect lap blanket or baby blanket.
I'm still debating whether to keep it or gift it . . . haaa, decisions! Talk soon, Sue