Monday, February 20, 2012
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.