Pattern: Solid and Reversible Afghan (free free free!)
Designer: Jane Wierowa
Finished size: approx. 100cm x 190cm
Needles: 4.5mm addi turbos
- Novita 7 Veljestä
- 75% wool, 25% nylon
- 150 grams = 300 metres
- 878 grams used (5.9 balls)
I had originally bought this yarn to make the Burridge Lake Aran Afghan, but after struggling with just a few rows, I remembered that I hate cables and so that got frogged. The next incarnation was the Diamond and Smocked Cover, which actually grew to a sizeable length before I got fed up with some parts of the pattern instructions that were unclear and I couldn't manage to make them look nice. This blanket was the third, and thankfully, the last installment.
If I remember correctly, this was the first project that I aimed to complete using the continental knitting method (aka 'picking', for the Yanks out there). I figured it was a big enough project that by the end of it, I would have my new knitting style under wraps (pun intended). And it worked! As of the beginning of 2009, almost all of my new projects have been made using continental style. Maintaining an even tension still requires concentration, though, so I haven't really made anything that needs perfect, even stitches. Soon, my pretties, soon.
This grew quite a bit during blocking, but really only length-wise, which resulted in a long-yet-narrowish blanket.