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Blanket for McBees
August 9, 2009
March 13, 2011
Project info
Blanket for McBees
Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Knit Picks Gloss Fingering
550 yards in stash
Knit Picks
Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM)
none left in stash
Shall We Knit? in Waterloo, Ontario
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi
none left in stash
0.3 skeins = 64.5 yards (59.0 meters), 17 grams
The Needle Emporium in Ancaster, Ontario

Aug. 10/09: I’ve got oodles of little Koigu “orphans” and other leftovers of fingering weight yarns that I’ve been stashing for this project for ages. Last night, in a fit of insomnia, I found myself casting on…

Sept. 27/09: Working on little squares in between other projects, I’m up to 20 4” squares. To make the afghan I have planned, I’ll need 83 squares in total. I’m on my way!

Nov. 25/09: I do the little squares in fits and spurts. I think I’m up to about 30 by now.

Nov. 9/10: I’ve been plugging away at this in between other projects, and when I need a little portable something to take to appointments, etc. I’m up to about 65 squares now, including all of the larger ones.

Aug. 6/11: This was actually a wedding present for my sister! I embroidered the happy couple’s initials in one corner, but of course I couldn’t photograph that (or at least, share it) before the big day.

I should note my “recipe” in case I need to recreate this: With black yarn, using crochet-and-needle cast-on, CO 54 sts; K 1 row. Switch to coloured yarn, K 25, K2tog, PM, SSK, K to end. K 1 row. From here on: Row A: K to 2 sts before marker, K2tog, sl m, SSK, K to end. Row B: K across. Repeat rows A and B until 4 sts remain. Remove marker. K2tog, SSK, turn, K2tog. (This makes a 4” square; for the 8” one, CO 108 sts.)

I did the squares separately and then seamed them, to maintain portability (mitered squares are great purse projects). Also, this allowed me to tweak the layout of the final blanket once everything was knit -- I continued to get more yarn throughout the project, so I couldn’t have predicted the final colour arrangement until the end.

I did 5 rounds of half-double crochet in black to finish the blanket off, and embroidered my sister’s and her husband’s initials on one corner (not shown in the pictures on the couch).

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100% Merino
175 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: August 10, 2009
  • Finished: August 8, 2011
  • Updated: September 5, 2011
  • Progress updates: 11 updates