05 July 2007


Pattern: Squared Up the Circle Throw
Yarn: Knitpicks' Mix and Mingle Kit in "jewel"
Needles: 10.5 DPN, 24 inch circular, and 40 inch circular
  • I used a provisional cast on so I wouldn't have to pick up stitches on 3 sides of the center rectangle.
  • I inadvertently did not make decorative holes at the increases because I automatically twisted the made stitches. It looked fine so I just went with it.
  • The pattern says "Change colors according to the Color Change Pattern until you run out of yarn. In our sample we repeated the Color Change Pattern 4 full times." When I finished the fourth color change round, I still had not used whole skeins of yarn so it was a no brainer that I would keep going. What they should have mentioned was, if you go beyond 4 color change patterns, YOU WILL RUN OUT OF WOOL OF THE ANDES BULKY HAND DYED as you bind off. Hmph. Luckily there was one other bulky yarn, Sierra, so I continued to bind off with it. Then I ran out again with more than 25% still to bind off. In my despair I remembered that the Yarn Harlot wrote a few months back about a sneaky way to bind off without using more yarn (sorry, I don't have it in me to search for the link right now). Basically you just pull the loops over each other as you would if you had knit them and then just tie the last loop down. Which is what I did. The arrow in the picture points to where I ran out of yarn and continued to bind off. It worked.

Thoughts: Love the pattern. The yarns were awesome and it really kept my interest during what would have been a really boring project otherwise. I definitely recommend the kit and pattern.

Oh, and still no apartment. :(


At 7:27 AM, Blogger June said...

Now that's a big blanket! Great job on finishing such a large project.

At 10:54 AM, Anonymous diana said...

Wow! Great job!

What???? Still no apartment???

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Emily said...

Congratulations on getting through an epic-sized project. It's a testament to your stamina!

Good luck finding an apartment. Is there another town where you might have more luck?

At 1:16 PM, Anonymous grumperina said...

These kits seem like a good deal, because the blanket looks awesome!

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a thoughtful and work intensive gift! I'm sure Emmy will love it. The colors are so great, especially for her. mom


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