my super duper blanket

A crazzzy project that I started in the early Spring of 2014.  I saw this beautiful as-we-go stripey blanket, and decided to do my own.  King size. Yes, no less.

Today, almost one year later, I have decided to quit this blanket as I would never use it on my own bed anyway.  Also after such a long break first because I needed to order new colors then because I was suffering from my shoulder/elbow, I don’t feel it anymore. Instead, I will create a blanket for the guest bedroom, following another [much simpler] pattern, using the same yarn [Double Knit Special by Stylecraft – skeins of 100 gr/295 m | 100% premium acrylic].   Now that I am more experienced, surely it will turn out beautifully.

My original blanket of 402 chains, as shown in the slideshow below, included:

  • puff stitches in pale rose (#1080)
  • a row of DC in burgundy (#1035)
  • row of DC in spring green (#1316)
  • 2 rows of lemon peel stitches in Candy floss (#1230)
  • Catherine Wheel stitches have been added with a bigger crochet
  • 3 rows of Granny Squares stitches
  • weavie stitch
  • granite/moss stitch
  • linen stitch [I think for row #42]
  • and some ‘bullet holes’ like my daughter like to call those paint splashes ….

After a 6-year break, I am back … It’s now winter 2020.   A few rows of uggly colors got added.  It’s long long long process that I am not really enjoying.  To be honest.

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