TOF's niece is having a baby in April so of course knitting is in order. After checking with the grandmother-to-be, I opted for a blankie, any number of socks and some little jackets.
Spotlight had 8ply Sports Support yarn for $1.99 a ball during the after Christmas sale. A 50/50 wool/acrylic blend, it's quite nice on the hand but I suspect may pill a bit. This gorgeous royal purple is in the "Plum" colourway. A very scientific poll of knittes and their fellas last week decided that the colour should be "Shiner".
First Round: K1, Kf&b, repeat all around
Second Round: Purl
Third Round: Knit
Fourth Round: Purl
Fifth Round: K1, Kf&b, repeat all around
Sixth Round: Purl
Change to 4.5mm needle
Seventh Round: Knit
Eighth Round: Purl
Continue alternating knit and purl rounds until sick to death of doing 600+ stitch rounds, or the ruffle is deep enough, or in this case, until the wool ran out. (about 10 rounds)
Cast off in knit, or if enough wool, a picot cast off would be nice.
Finished dimensions 22" along each side.