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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 😨).

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!

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Blogger AsKatKnits said...

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

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Vera said...

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

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Carole said...

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

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Anonymous Patty said...

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!

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Debbie said...

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

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Juliann in WA said...

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

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Bonny said...

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!

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Honoré said...

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?

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Sara said...

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

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Kym said...

It's just lovely, Mary! Lucky Sara!

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

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

Thursday, 17 May, 2018  
Blogger margene said...

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.

Thursday, 17 May, 2018  
Blogger Penny said...

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

Thursday, 17 May, 2018  
Blogger karen said...

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

Friday, 18 May, 2018  
Blogger Lydia said...

Love t hose colors together.

Thursday, 24 May, 2018  

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