Monday, February 20, 2012

cozy cables

The Shadow Cable Baby Blanket is done! I ended up using seven skeins, as I predicted. The final dimensions? 36 inches wide by 39 inches long. Each skein added about 5.5 inches of length. I underestimated how hard this yarn was on my hands ... now that I've switched back to knitting with wool, I can tell a major difference. But frankly, I'm normally too impatient to knit something as big as a blanket. So for me, the tradeoff of tired wrists in exchange for super-fast speed was worth it (super bulky yarn + size 11 needles = awesome). My only other quibble with this yarn was the number of knots ... each skein had at least one knot, and my first skein had a whopping four knots! But given how uber-soft this yarn is, I'd use it again. I'm really loving the cables ... I don't think I'd like this yarn that much in straight stockinette. The seed stitch border looks great, too. But I don't think I could handle knitting an entire blanket in seed stitch! For more details, see my Ravelry project page.

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  1. That is gorgeous! I'd like one in my size. =)

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  2. Sorry to hear the yarn was a disappointment, the resulting blanket certainly is not. I love the texture of the cabling, how beautiful!

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  3. Yay you for finishing it!!! Now, what lovelies do you have planned for your needles.

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    1. I just cast on for the Petite Facile baby pullover from the Winter 2011 issue of Interweave Knits ... I'll be posting a photo/progress update on it tomorrow for WIP Wednesday! What else ... and an adorable baby hat for one of my other preggo friends!

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  4. I'm working on this pattern too (not quite one ball in). I feel like my cables aren't poofing as much as yours and the picture show. Am I knitting too tightly, or is it just too early to see (I've done 3 cable rows so far ~5 inches into the blanket)? I don't want to bail too early, but I'm not loving it yet...

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