Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013


As promised, here are some photos of my finished afghan for my husband.  He wouldn't model it for this posting, but he seems happy :)

I posted my modifications from the Walt Painted Baby Blanket pattern here.  The finished size of this blanket turned out to be 36 inches wide by 64 inches long (unblocked,and I don't have any plans to block it).  If I were to do over this project, I would add 2 - 4 more chevrons (15 sts each) to the width.  That would give a little more coverage on the side, but it's fine the way it is :)

You'll notice I only did two white stripes as opposed to the three I originally planned.  Knitting a third stripe would have meant starting another skein of yarn and I decided I didn't need any more length, so I chose to skip the stripe and return the extra skein.  Here an update on the yardage I used:

2 1/2  skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Gray Heather (main color)
2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue
1 1/2  skeins of Red Heart Super Saver in Tea Leaf (green)
1 skein of Caron Eco Ways in an off-white

I have enough yarn left over in a few of the colors to do a baby blanket, and we have a friend expecting in late May.  I hope to come up with an original pattern for this blanket.  Stay tuned :)