Finally, I finished mine too. I used yarn which was donated for charity, a sturdy wool yarn
with a light storage smell to it. I soaked it, hung it to dry outside and , oh wonder, it soften and lost its garage fragrance.
The blanket is worked in strips which are attached as you go. The blanket is fully reversible. The clean two-colored ridge on one side adds texture and depth.
The other side is smooth and only a very fine line shows that it was worked in strips.
The best thing: There is now sewing involved.
This blanket will keep a child in Tibet warm.