After several months in the making, I have completed the aran squares blanket. I had planned to use 48 squares, but when I laid them out, I realised that just one more row of 6 squares would make it a single bed cover, and therefore it would be much more useful as a blanket. So I knitted a further 6 squares, and its finished size is just over 6 feet by 4 feet. All the squares are knitted corner to corner on size 5.00 needles, and apart from the bright green, all of the yarn had been donated to Loving Hands. I expect that this blanket will go to Operation Orphan for their Keep a Child Warm project.
It has a simple crochet border which is made up of half trebles and double crochet. It has been a brilliant stash buster, weighing in at just over 1.35 kilos. Repeat after me, "I must not replace the yarn used up, I must not replace the yarn used up......."