Monday, March 26, 2012

Jigsaw Afghan - The Finale

Started:  October 1, 2011.  Finished:  March 25, 2012.  This is an afghan that I made for a good friend's new grandson.  He's now over 2 months old so I'm glad to be able to send it off, finally.  I had planned to get it to grandma before the baby was born but Christmas knitting and life issues slowed me down.  There are 27 colors in the afghan and I tried to stick mostly to "boy colors".  Some, like the light purple, might be on the gender line but for a baby, I think that's okay.  I needed to add orange as the baby lives in Tennessee and I relate the color orange to that state.  The border and many of the blocks are shades of green as it's grandma's favorite color.  The yarn is machine washable and I hope that the blanket will get much wear and tear, dragged around and enjoyed.


Pattern:  My own, based on a quilt that I saw.
The pattern is free and you can find it by clicking on the "Jigsaw Afghan" link, under Labels, on the sidebar.  You can also find it, and a knitalong, on Ravelry, click here.  Look for the "Pages" tab.

Yarn: SandnesGarn Lanett - 27 colors used
I like the softness of the yarn and the wide range of colors that are available.  It is machine-washable.  The yarn pilled a little bit just from handling, especially the dark colors. 

Each ball:  50 g / 190 m
100% merino superwash wool
Made in Norway
Needles: US #2 / 2.75 mm

Note:  Number of blocks = 247
The black sections represent jigsaw pieces that have yet to be placed in the puzzle.

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