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Sally and Mark's Persian Blanket
Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
5,642 yards = 31 skeins
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
13 skeins = 2366.0 yards (2163.5 meters), 650 grams
100
Natural/Undyed
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
1 skein = 182.0 yards (166.4 meters), 50 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
2 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 100 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
2 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 100 grams
302
Natural/Undyed
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
2 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 100 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
1 skein = 182.0 yards (166.4 meters), 50 grams
Gray
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
1 skein = 182.0 yards (166.4 meters), 50 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
1 skein = 182.0 yards (166.4 meters), 50 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
3 skeins = 546.0 yards (499.3 meters), 150 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
1 skein = 182.0 yards (166.4 meters), 50 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
1 skein = 182.0 yards (166.4 meters), 50 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
1 skein = 182.0 yards (166.4 meters), 50 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
2 skeins = 364.0 yards (332.8 meters), 100 grams
Notes

Blog post here

Colours used and numbers of skeins purchased (my scales are broken so I can’t weigh what I used yet - I do intend to weigh them so I know how much I have left for another project!)
Off White (100) - 18 (have 5 or more balls left)
Dark Indigo (4305) - 1
Dark Turquoise (2918) - 2
Camel Beige (0302) - 2
Turquoise (2917) - 2
Pearl Grey (4010) -1
Light Blue (6205) - 1
Navy Blue (5575) - 1
Dark Blue (6790) - 3
Medium Petrol (6309) - 1
Light Steel Blue (8105) - 1
Light Greyish Green (7120) - 1
Dark Grey Green (7139) - 2

14/07/14: on my 15th Hex, only 6 weeks til it needs to be finished - argh!

27/07/14: decided to make 19 hexes, and have them arranged in a hexagon shape, with a centre piece - the one I really didn’t want to make another of…! That means I have one left to finish knitting, 3 to block, lots of ends to sew in, lots of grafting to do and a load of live stitches that need to become a border somehow!

05/08/14, nearly all grafted together, I started on Saturday morning and only had 3 more to do by Sunday night - and I did do a few other things at the weekend but not a lot! 1.5 last night and 1.5 more to go tonight.

Then it’s onto the border debate. Do I do an attached i cord bind off, or do I knit a garter border on using something like co10, k9 k2tog, turn, k9 slp1? Mum thinks it should be in the darkest colour and I think she is probably right, but I don’t have much dark left. I’m going to regret doing it in off white I can tell, but I have so much off white left it would be a waste not to use it.

08/08/14: 8 more free evenings to work on this. 30 edges total, 27 to go - can it be done! I have gone with the attached garter border, see bottom picture. This requires short rows at the corners, but that’s not too hard to figure out - I had to add 10 stitches on the outtie corners and take away 10 on the innies!

15/08/14 17 or 18 edges done, over half way round the border, fingers crossed I will get this done.

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May 7 2014
August 19 2014
 
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100% Alpaca
182 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: May 8, 2014
  • Finished: August 24, 2014
  • Updated: December 15, 2014
  • Progress updates: 7 updates