First, thank you for all your kind and supportive comments last week about Edie. I am happy to report that the ripping and re-knitting was worth it … and I hope to have finished shots to share soon.
Joining in with Kat and crew today to share another – much less traumatic – knitting report.
This is the Purl Soho Tonal Blanket that I’m knitting for Sara. and planning to take (finished!) when I visit her in NYC next month (!!!yes! I have a plane ticket!)
As written, the pattern calls for a sport weight yarn and, reading the comments, appears to result in LOTS of leftovers. I’m making two modifications:
1. using DK weight yarn (Plucky Sweater, a super wash wool/nylon blend) so it goes a little faster (32 fewer stitches per row adds up quickly!); and
2. making each section about 11-1/4″ (the finished blanket will be a little longer than the pattern suggests) to make the absolute most of the yarn I have – seven skeins of the Main Color (that’s the beige, a great neutral called Twill). I weighed all seven skeins and counted rows/weighed the yarn as I knit through the first section. Now I just have to count repeats for the next four sections (with fingers crossed my calculations are sound 😨).
I also need to stay focused. To finish, I’ll knit through all the yarn in that photo above plus five more skeins of Twill (about 2,400 yards on a size 6 needle). I fly to NYC on June 13. Good thing a lot of my early summer reading plans are audiobooks … and it’s kind of addictive to see how the beautiful Plucky colors come through.
|I just joined the 2nd contrast color – a slightly darker shade – so pretty!|