Daily Archives: April 7, 2011
I’ve been working on a throw blanket for S and I to have. It’s my first major knitting project! I’m using the pattern I found using Lion Brand’s awesome iOS app. It calls for size 25 needles (aka Speed Stix) and 8 skeins of Homespun yarn. I ADORE Homespun. It’s soft, easy to work with, and best of all, machine washable and dryable.
Our couch is a chocolate brown, so we started with Nouveau (338). It’s a brown with tans, blues, and purples mixed in. From there we chose Colonial (302), which has varying shades of blue. Then came Barrington (336), which is mostly royal purple with shades of blue and teal. Our final color is Amethyst (414), and that’d purple with tan and reds mixed in. (I’ll add pictures of all of them individually later).
To make the throw, you cast on 34 stitches using 4 strands at once and just work it in the stockinette stitch until you reach your desired length. You can add fringe as well.
At this point, I’ve just finished working the first four skeins an it’s time for me to work in the last four. It’s very heavy!