In a coat of gold or a coat of red

Odd-Even has succeeded, however strangely, in making both Knoll and Tott massive fans of George R.R. Martin’s series A Song of Fire and Ice. Knoll has sat for hours on end listening to the sanitized version of the books (no mean feat) as related by Odd-Even, while Tott’s favourite lullaby, outpacing even the Misty Mountains song from The Hobbit, is “The Rains of Castamere.”

My latest survey of the stash yielded 150 g each of Rauma 3-ply Strikkegarn in gold and red. Anything Gryffindor would be wasted on the non-fans of Harry Potter that dwell in this household, and 150 g won’t even yield a sweater for Tott – so I had to forego a literal interpretation of “a coat of gold or a coat of red.” Then I remembered that Tott needed a new stroller blanket, so I swatched (!), cast on, and started knitting miles of stockinette.

It’s such a ridiculously simple pattern that it hardly warrants a write-up, but you could say I did it for the lulz. It’s free. It hasn’t been tested. It features my very first instructions for actual crochet, as opposed to the crochet chain edging on the Clayoquot Sound and Long Winter Night scarves. It’s easy to resize although it’s crazy boring. But most importantly it busts stash.

Find it here on Ravelry.

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