I had the privilege of casting on and knitting on a new Oddball Preemie Blanket. "Summer Blossoms" began with Bernat Baby Softee (Tutti Frutti) on size 6 circular needles.
I cast on 100 stitches and knit the required garter stitch border. Then I knit a pattern, new to me. Sorry, I don't even know the name of the pattern.
Row 1: K
Row 2: K 3 (border stitches), Purl all stitches until 3 stitches remain, K 3 (border stitches)
Row 3: K 3 (border stitches), * K 1, P1* (repeat between *s to last 4 stitches), K 4
Row 4: Same as row 2
I repeated this pattern until the blanket measured four inches. Now, "Summer Blossoms" is ready for the next knitter.
Where will it go?
Update: August 2008
Summer Blossoms is close to being completed. It still needs another section and an edging.
I had yarn left from the skein Sandy sent to me, so I used the rest to start another blanket for the group.
I named this blanket, "Cotton Candy."