Another baby on the way in the extended family so I decided to try a different pattern on the blanket. I had plenty of the pastel green Pound of Love yarn so I got to work, casting on 80 again with size 7 dpns.
The first 8 rows are k1,p1 ribbing followed by increasing with row 9. k7, kfb, and repeat. Then the basketweave pattern begins.
R1-3: k5, p4, repeat ending on p4
R5-7: p5, k4, repeat ending on k4
I continued the basketweave pattern, ending on R8 of the pattern at row 102 or approximately 14 1/2 inches long. I went back to my first blanket pattern to end this one.
R103-107: k1, p1
R108: k7, k2tog, repeat to end
R109: k2tog, k38, repeat
R110: k6, k2tog, ending with k6
R112: k5, k2tog, ending with k6
R114: k4, k2tog
R116: k3, k2tog
R118: k2, k2tog
R120: k1, k2tog
R121: 3 needle bo