Stephen West "Old Forge"
The greatness of this blanket is that it is easy to make, even at 600 stitches, lol. I found that I was very entertained. You definitely should use stitch markers. The stitch markers were a highly valued tool with this blanket. Whenever I made a mistake I knew I was within a section and I discovered it within the section. The garter stitch border is ingeniously the perfect way to bind off by knitting the 600 stitches. I grafted the end with a kitchener stitch and presto. I have to say that this is a fantastic gift idea and at under $150 in materials, not a bad deal. It took me 17 days to knit this guy and if I was going to sell it, is $500 to $1000 blanket is I ever saw one. It is one of the most fun knits I have done in my life. Thanks for stopping by!