Courthouse Steps Blanket

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket
Pattern: Courthouse Steps Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Anchor Magicline. 12x 50g in Pink (1462) & 6.5 x 50g in Green (1478)
Needles: 4.5mm
Time taken to knit: 15th May 2010 to 2nd February 2012.
Size: 99cm x 96cm

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket
I started this blanket when I was in LOT of pain due to my
knee injury. I sent DH up into the loft to dig out the yarn as I thought the bright colours might cheer me up.

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket
I then came to a halt for a bit as I ran out of yarn but I managed to buy more of the pink and 2 Ravellers came to my rescue with the green.

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket
It’s an easy pattern to follow which is just what I needed at the time as my brain was frazzled due to pain and all the strong painkillers I was on.

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket
It can be folded into fun shapes.

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket
I’ve given it to the baby daughter of a very good friend of mine. It arrived during a very cold spell and the night before her parents had decided to buy a bigger blanket as little one is very good at kicking her blankets off. Then the postman delivered this…

Courthouse Steps Blanket
Courthouse Steps Blanket
I edged it with a garter stitch border with mitred corners and bound off with an applied i-cord.

Courthouse Steps Blanket
detail of the mitred corners, i-cord bindoff and the ‘wrong side’
I enjoyed making it but was also pleased to give it away as I associated it with being in pain. Hopefully it will well used and keep a certain baby girl nice and warm.