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Work in Progress – Sock Yarn Blanket

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I think I’ve lost what few marbles I have – I’m knitting a blanket.  Since this is a perpetual project, and I’ve had some questions on Instagram, I wanted to write about it now, rather than waiting until the end.  It’s a mitered square blanket with black borders for a stained glass effect.  I’ve completed 19 squares so far.  My calculations indicate I will need about 300 squares to make a throw sized blanket.

Moving on.  My Rav project page is here.

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Pattern – I actually am using a recipe from PrairieGirlDanie (of the Prairie Girls podcast).  The closest Ravelry pattern is the Sock Yarn Blanket from Shelly Kang (which is free on Ravelry).  I am knitting mine in individual pieces and will seam them together when I am done (for portability purposes).  My recipe is as follows and I’m doing all the same sized squares:

  1. Cast on 44 stitches in black
  2. Knit 22, make 1 (and knit through the back loop of the made stitch), knit 22
  3. Knit 21, slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over, knit 21
  4. Knit the return row
  5. Repeat rows 3 and 4 in black
  6. Switch to color and knit rows 3 and 4 until one stitch remains.

Yarn –  All yarn used is fingering weight (generally sock yarn) and most if merino or some blend thereof.  Each square takes about 3.5 grams of the colored yarn.  For the small black border I’m using Knit Picks Stroll.  So far my scraps have included yarn from Zen Garden, Fibernymph, Wandering Wool, Happy Go Lucky and Dream in Color.  The picture below is of my next several scraps.  I plan to make up several samples to swap if anyone is interested in swapping.

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Stitches Midwest 2016 – The Goodies

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This is probably the post you’ve *really* been looking for – the yarn and other goodies that came home with me.  I’ve linked to each vendor, if available, in case you’d like to check them out.

Some Non-Yarn Goodies

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From Erin Lane Bags – a circular needle organizer (the Knit Pack Circular) in a fun retro cat print and the Sheeple sock bag with specially designed Stitches Midwest print.

From KnitBaahPurl – a shirt that says “Three Sheeps to the Wind”

From Michelle’s Assortment – a shawl pin with a Dr. Who Tardis

From Pawley Studios – a red mug with the Star Trek Insignia (insert red-shirt joke here for any Trekkies)

The YARN!

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From Dragonfly Fibers – Three skeins of sport weight Damsel (100% merino) in the colorway Sugar Shack.

 

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From Destination Yarns – Three skeins of fingering weight Letter (100% merino) in the colorway Harvest Moon.

 

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From A Hundred Ravens – Three skeins of fingering weight Iachos (100% merino) in the colorway Apollo.

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From Fresh From the Cauldron – Two skeins of fingering weight Schoodic Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon) in the colorway Poe’s Absinthe Induced Dream.

 

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From White Birch Fiber Arts – A long gradient (200 gram cake) in a sock base (80% merino, 20% nylon) in a Roy B Giv gradient (one repeat).  This was something that was on my “serious” shopping list since I prefer to knit larger shawls.

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From White Birch Fiber Arts – A rainbow mini skein set (75% merino, 25% nylon) in the colorway A Rainbow to Adult By.  I also got a matching black skein (same yarn base) to use in the same project.

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From A Hundred Ravens – A mini skein set (100% merino) in the colorway Starry Night.  I also custom ordered a dark gray skein (same yarn base) so I can make a larger shawl.

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I also bought, from Wandering Wool and Grinning Gargoyle, some one-off mini skeins for my sock yarn blanket.

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