Started in May of 2014, this blanket really seems to have been a long time in the making. I am so, so pleased with how it turned out!
Using KnitPicks’ Comfy Worsted yarn (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic), this stretchy, cozy, soft blanket measures about 42″ wide by 66″ high, perfect for a lap blanket or curling up in a chair (in particular the leather chair pictured). I used 3 skeins of each of the 5 color blocks and 1 skein for the darker gray border:
It’s crocheted! I thought after posting about the books that included both knitting and crocheting I would mix it up a bit and try something new, and I really like it. I only wish I’d had enough yarn to go around a 3rd, 4th, or even 5th time, but I’d have to order more yarn and I’m so excited to be done after over a year that I can’t wait anymore!
The border is not nearly as stretchy as the body of the blanket, though, and I hope it doesn’t become a problem in the future. It wouldn’t look very nice if the knitted portion expanded a great deal over time or in the wash and the crocheted border stubbornly remained the same size. We shall see.
Now I’m all ready to go and start a knitted sweater, but I have a feeling my enthusiasm would not last the full time required by the project. Crochet really is so much faster!
Well that’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!