I'm so happy to finally announce that my blanket is done! It turned out more beautiful than I imagined it to be. And by complete chance, it also turned out to be reversable! Who knew. At the end of the day, I ended up using most of four skeins of Cascade Eco Wool to knit this giant. The finished demensions (while blocking) were 52"x64", and it covered the majority of my queen-sized bed.
This blanket could easily be knit in Cascade 128 as well, if you need to be able to wash it in a machine, but wool stays pretty clean and it probably wouldn't need to be washed more than once a season. I washed this one in my tub.
This is a shot of the pattern in detail. The quilted appearance is done with a neat little cable-wrap that I worked out just for this project. This is only done every so often, and the rest of the piece is knit in 2x2 ribbing. It's great t.v. knitting.
This is a shot of the pattern, on the wrong-side of the blanket. It turned out to be just as pretty as the front!
So, the blanket is finished. I provided photographic evidence. I now have to format the pattern and ship it away to California. Stay tuned for info on when the pattern will be available through Cascade Yarns.