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Drachenfels
Finished
August 31 2015
December 10 2015
Project info
Drachenfels
Drachenfels by Melanie Berg
Knitting
me
Extra giant
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1,687 yards = 9.64 skeins
Koigu Premium Merino (KPM)
329 yards in stash
1.76 skeins = 308.0 yards (281.6 meters), 88 grams
21
Blue
DBNY - Discontinued Brand Name Yarn
Koigu Premium Merino (KPM)
25 yards in stash
3.86 skeins = 675.5 yards (617.7 meters), 193 grams
89 x 3, 239 x 1
Gray
dbny, jimmy beans
Koigu Premium Merino (KPM)
81 yards in stash
2.36 skeins = 413.0 yards (377.6 meters), 118 grams
3 x 578, 1 x 577
Black
DBNY - Discontinued Brand Name Yarn
Koigu Premium Merino (KPM)
235 yards in stash
1.66 skeins = 290.5 yards (265.6 meters), 83 grams
93
Green
DBNY - Discontinued Brand Name Yarn
Notes

12/10/15 After two and a half months of wearing this, swearing I would take it off long enough to block it eventually, I’m declaring it officially done. I am so in love with this piece. I wear it every day. I get admiring comments on it from total strangers. I will probably never block it, and I need to just admit that. It’s huge and I can’t get a decent picture of it to save my life. It’s not at all how I imagined it would turn out, but it’s absolutely perfect and I am only sad I live somewhere where it gets hot for half the year so I will eventually be forced to take it off.

9/22 part 2: I just wove in allllll the ends! It wasn’t too bad, actually. Just needs a gentle blocking and then it will be 100% done!

9/22/15 Started working on it again two days ago (well, really about 36 hours) and just finished casting off! I lurves it!

9/13/15 Still plugging away! I had to order one more skein of dark grey to finish it up, so I’m waiting on that before I can go any farther.

9/4/15 I’m well into the garter ridge stripe section. I’m adding rows with abandon. I really do want this to be a giant! I just added the third color (dark grey). I am enamored with the whole thing.

9/2/15 I’ve used up one skein of the charcoal so far. I am adding extra repeats as I go so that it will be giant! Specifically, I added one repeat of section 1 for each for the beginning (14/6/6/6). Well, I’m only up to the second 6 so far, but that’s the plan.

8/31/15 I’ve only just cast on and done about the first fifty rows or so, but I already love this. I’m planning on making it a little extra giant so that it’s versatile. I love the pattern, I love the colors I’ve picked, and I love that I’m putting time and energy into something for myself.

I got this pattern a couple of weeks ago. I posted on Mairlynd’s weekly topic and my post was selected at random as that week’s winner. I got to choose a free pattern, and this was it. From the first time I looked at it, I loved it.

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Finished
August 31 2015
December 10 2015
 
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by Koigu
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100% Merino
175 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: August 31, 2015
  • Project created: August 31, 2015
  • Finished: December 10, 2015
  • Updated: May 19, 2016
  • Progress updates: 11 updates