Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Unraveled Wednesday.

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 đŸ˜¨).

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!


16 comments:

  1. Wow! That is going to be gorgeous, Mary! What an incredible gift!

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  2. Beautiful colors in that blanket! I'm betting you finish it with time to spare. NY in June - how nice!!

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  3. That's going to be a fantastic blanket - the colors are wonderful!

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  4. I'm a big admirer of that blanket! (I looked it up on the PSH site when it came out for baby Oliver but it was just too much $$$!) I'm sure Sara is going to be thrilled!

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  5. That is going to be a beautiful blanket, I love the design and the colors!

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  6. what a pretty yarn combination - and how fun to be heading to NYC. I really need to find a time to visit my sister in the city but not summer

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  7. That is a beautiful blanket! I really love the colors, both in the skein and in the blanket. I leave on June 5th to visit Ryan in CO and I was thinking about the possibility of shopping at The Loopy Ewe for yarn for a blanket for him. If that happens, it will probably be worsted weight and maybe done in a year, but I'll really be looking forward to seeing this as an FO!

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  8. I want one ---smile! That is lovely and it will be exciting to see it finished. So glad to hear you're going to NYC in less than a month! Enjoy! Enjoy! I once visited Purl Soho...and the next door quilt shop...I trust you will be going back?
    Cheers~

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  9. Omg!! It's so pretty. I'm so spoiled :)

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  10. It's just lovely, Mary! Lucky Sara!

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  11. Cool blanket!! What a wonderful gift for Sara (lucky girl!).

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  12. Oh wow. I really love this blanket and your choice of yarn, color, and changes are just perfect! I've long thought about knitting a blanket for my living room. Some day I'm going to make the commitment.

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  13. I love the stitch pattern and what pretty colors! And what fun to deliver it in person! : )

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  14. that is stunning and I've never knit with plucky but would love to one day :)

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  15. Love t hose colors together.

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