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A few new projects

January 7, 2008

Now that the Christmas knitting is finished I am working on a few new things. I do have one more FO for 2007 to show you, but it’ll have to wait until I can get a proper photo shoot done. It’s not a Christmas knit, just something for me. But that will have to wait for a later date. Now it’s time for a new sweater.

This is the ribbing to my Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I’m sure you already know this, but it’s in the Fall ’07 IK. I started mine in December and I’m now done with the body and a little over half way with the first sleeve.

I have to say that I am thrilled with the seamless construction. I love, love, love the fact that I’m not going to have to seam anything once I’m done, and that the sweater is flying off my needles.

I’m using Knitpicks Telemark in Flame Heather for this and I love the color. Sometimes it’s more red, sometimes, orange, and sometimes brown.

My gauge wasn’t exactly the same as the pattern so I had to knit a size smaller than the smallest size. Measurement-wise this will be somewhere between an X-Sm and Sm. Perfect for me.

Now, I have one other project I started, but since I never know who is reading I’ll have to put it under a cut. If your name is Erica B. don’t continue reading.

Okay, now that we’ve got that taken care of. I’ve started a miter square baby blanket. The pattern is actually the Mitered Square Rug (pdf) but it’s going to be a baby blanket instead, and it’ll actually look a lot more like the Mason Dixon mitered square blanket. Just with garter stitch instead.

I’m making this out of Cotolino yarn and really liking it. The baby is due in May so I figured a cotton/linen blend would be perfect. I have three colors and black. I wanted the blanket to not look too babyish but it still has a light purple and blue.

A square takes me a little less than an hour. (About one episode of Angel to be exact, which I was very sad we finished. Plus I’m not so sure about how they ended the series. I felt pretty unsatisfied.) I have 14 squares done, and I’m going to do 48 total.  I could see many more mitered squares in my future.  These are seriously addictive.

Which brings me to constantly wanting to make a blanket.  Back in my crochet days, that was what I made (out of acrylic sadly) and those were my large projects.  I think I’ve had a hankering to make a blanket out of left over bits of sock yarn, and I also think I’m finally getting to the point where I have enough to make a decent start.  If I do this, what size needles do you think I should use?  Would you recommend something modular like mitered squares, or something that I could use up every little bit with like a log cabin blanket?  Has anyone out there done this?  What have you found?  Have I asked enough questions yet?  Is anyone still out there?  Thanks for sticking around this far.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2008 9:00 am

    Shelly Kang is knitting a mitered square blanket out of sock yarn scraps. It’s pretty phenomenal. She has bits of tutorials for it in her right side bar, down toward the bottom.

    I agree about the ending of Angel. Kind of…anticlimactic.

  2. January 8, 2008 2:54 pm

    I Love your Tangled Yoke! It’s lingering on my “To knit List”, along with a… blanket! I love what the Mason-Dixon gals do both with mitered squares and with the long cabin concept. This pattern is nice too http://knitpicks.com/Sweet+Dreams+Throw_PD50578220.html.

  3. Lee Cockrum permalink
    January 8, 2008 7:44 pm

    I was going to mention Shelly’s blanket tutorial, but TheBon beat me to it! More power to you for making multiple blankets!

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