Friday, June 05, 2009

Knitted Blankets

These are both projects finished years ago:

Project: Pink Shawl
Pattern: Anthracite Shawl by Shawn Stoner, published in Knitters magazine Spring 2003
Yarn: hand spun wool received in a knitting retreat gift exchange
Size: 71 x 33 (about 6ft x 3 ft)
Completed: 2004

Project: Fisherman Blanket
Yarn: Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool, used to be available at Michael's and I bought them every week with those 40% off coupons
Needles: US Size 8
Finished Size: 87 x 62 (about 7ft x 5ft)
Completed: 2005
Notes: Made for my 6’4 husband, so he would have a blanket to cover him from head to toes. The pattern is mitered squares with applied i-cord edging. I didn’t care too much about the direction of the squares, just started a skein of yarn and knitted till I ran out, then started the next skein, picking up somewhere along the existing squares. It was knitted all in one piece, until it grew big enough.

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