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Blanket for Quail
Finished
February 2018
August 18 2018
Project info
Blanket for Quail
Knitting
Pundigrion on ravelry
BlanketThrow
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3,402 yards
Organic Friesland/Dorset Wool
none left in stash
1 skein = 150.0 yards (137.2 meters), 50 grams
comfrey
comfrey '07
Natural/Undyed
Middle Campscott Farm, Devon
100% Natural Pure Wool
none left in stash
2 skeins = 300.0 yards (274.3 meters), 100 grams
cream
Natural/Undyed
Middle Campscott Farm, Devon
Organic Shetland Wool
none left in stash
4 skeins = 600.0 yards (548.6 meters), 200 grams
light taupe
Brown
Middle Campscott Farm, Devon
Pure Organic Zwartbles and Friesland Wool
none left in stash
2 skeins = 300.0 yards (274.3 meters), 100 grams
grey-brown
Natural/Undyed
Middle Campscott Farm, Devon
Estelle Yarns Eco Andean DK
1 skein = 350.0 yards (320.0 meters), 100 grams
Patons North America Classic Wool DK Superwash
4 skeins = 498.7 yards (456.0 meters), 200 grams
Rowan Felted Tweed DK
1 skein = 191.4 yards (175.0 meters), 50 grams
Susan Crawford Excelana Luxury DK
4 skeins = 520.6 yards (476.0 meters), 200 grams
West Yorkshire Spinners Jacob DK
2 skeins = 492.1 yards (450.0 meters), 200 grams
Notes

One of our dear Uptownknitmob friends is moving to BC to farm sheep and other livestock, so we had to make the sheepiest blanket possible!

We used DK weight yarn. Each square started with a 52-st cast-on (so 26 sts per side). When the decreases got that down to 7 sts on either side of the centre, we switched from an undyed or natural coloured yarn to a contrast yarn to make a small square in the corner of each piece. I distributed a lot of yarn to various mobbers, including shorter lengths of yarn that I overdyed for contrast and variety; others used their own stashes.

14 people contributed yarn and squares. Kim and I did the seaming (using sock yarn that Matteo had just destashed to me!). Then I picked up and knitted a border, log-cabin-style, with neutral and contrast yarns, and left the stitches live on the cables. Next, I handed that bundle off to Suzanne, who added her ingenious garter-stitch i-cord, including a REALLY clever two-colour i-cord variant. Finally, the blanket came back to me for blocking!

I’m so delighted with the blanket, which I think is perfect for the recipient — and I think she thinks so too. :)

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Finished
February 2018
August 18 2018
About this pattern
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About this yarn
by Rowan
DK
50% Merino, 25% Rayon, 25% Alpaca
191 yards / 50 grams
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DK
100% Wool
130 yards / 50 grams
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by Patons North America
DK
100% Wool
125 yards / 50 grams
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by West Yorkshire Spinners
DK
100% Jacob
246 yards / 100 grams
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by Estelle Yarns
DK
100% Wool
350 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: August 25, 2018
  • Updated: August 25, 2018