Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sock Yarn Blanket - FO

At long last I've finished the Sock Yarn Blanket which I started on April 22, 2011.  It's not that I knit this particularly slowly as I did knit other projects in the meantime, including a slightly smaller pink version "Floyd" and a blue one "I've Got The Blues" of the same blanket.  I just realized that I never blogged about finishing the blue afghan.  I'll do that very soon.

I'm glad that I was able to get a fair picture of the finished Sock Yarn Blanket as I took the picture in the backyard and the mosquitoes are plentiful and thirsty.  I'm sure I gave up a little blood to take the photo - hopefully not too much.  Time will tell.

This afghan was so much fun to make, very addictive.  I liked seeing all the colors coming together.  It never got boring with the constant change of yarns and colors.


Pattern:  Shelley Kang's Sock Yarn Blankie (link, above)
I added triangles between the diamonds on the edges and small corner diamonds.  The border was done, one side at a time then seamed at the corner, in garter stitch, increasing on every other row to make a mitered corner.
I blogged about making the edge diamonds here
and the corners were described here.

Size:  I didn't measure it, but I think it's approximately 47" x 62"

Yarn: Every sock yarn and washable fingering yarn I could get my hands on!
Fortunately some friends also donated some lengths (each diamond takes 8 yards of yarn) from their stashes. 
Needles: US 1-1/2 / 2.5 mm
Since I never had more than 31 stitches on the needles I wanted short needles.  I used two double-pointed needles with a stopper on the end of each - worked perfectly and I'd recommend it.
Note:  My Ravelry link for this project is here.


Jen B said...

Wow! Looks amazing!

Mona said...

Wow! It looks lovely. Mine is no where close to done yet.