This is a lovely free pattern that many knitters made with a variety of yarns. In my case, the Illîmani Yarn Baby Llama was a nice discovery! It is so soft and the natural colorways are beautiful.
I originally bought 4 skeins but in the end I used exactly 3. I cast on 133 sts compared to 83 in the pattern and made the same number of repeats as instructed (that is 9) and realized it was already a square. The pattern says the final measurements should be 24 x 32 inches. In my case, it ended up 37 x 37 inches which is better in my own opinion:
After blocking, the stitch pattern is really pretty I think. I love "leafy" stitch patterns:
Finally, the only bad thing about this project is that the yarn is not superwash... I'm really a bad girl to give such a gift to a friend :( I will have to learn better...
See my project page on Ravelry.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!