Warm im Auto sitzen
May 2014
June 22, 2014

Warm im Auto sitzen

Project info
Dusk by Grace Anna Farrow
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
our car
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Ístex Einband
9.5 skeins = 2593.2 yards (2371.2 meters), 475 grams
Álafoss Wool Store in Mosfellsbær, Reykjavik
June 10, 2009

Deusch im Blog.
Since our car needs a long time to get warm (it’s 12 years old with nearly 200.000,00 kms), I decided to knit a lap blanket from leftovers of Istex Einband.
Therefore the stripes are not quite the same as in the pattern, I used it as an inspiration.

The pattern is pretty simple, though I had about 1200 sts per round at the end.
The border was crocheted because I wanted to use up every single meter of the yarn. I had a small amount of 2.5m of the light green and 1m of the dark green.

Istex Einband is very itching at the beginning. So I boiled the finished piece for an hour after finishing. Now it has a soft smoothing feeling and the surface is more plushy.

In one of the pictures you may notice that the shape is a little distorted in the middle square. I blocked it after boiling and the blanket stretched from 1,40m in square to 1,50m in square.

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  • Project created: June 22, 2014
  • Finished: June 22, 2014
  • Updated: July 27, 2014