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Vivid Blanket

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February 10 2014
May 27 2014
Project info
Vivid Blanket
Vivid by tincanknits
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
23.25 skeins
Woolbearers Hand dyed
Light Fingering
20 skeins = 1000 grams
20 kit skeins
Woolbearers in Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Woolbearers Hand dyed
3 skeins = 819.0 yards (748.9 meters)
Woolbearers in Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Woolbearers Hand dyed
0.25 skeins = 68.3 yards (62.4 meters)
Woolbearers in Mt. Holly, New Jersey

Whoa!! These little squares are addicting to knit.

This came as a kit from my LYS with 20 skeins of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn.

Cast on as directed was tricky… so I improvised my own method. I used a C crochet hook & the Magic circle technique (in crochet) I pulled the yarn thru as if to single crochet, but left each loop on the hook. Once I had the 8 loops, I pulled the yarn end to tighten the magic loop & transferred the live stitches to my knitting needles. So much easier & very quick to do.

Each skein was enough to make 1 full square & the center of a second. So I purchased black hand-dyed & did the garter edge section of each second square in black.

This gave me 40 squares. To make a 6 square x 7 square blanket I needed 42 squares, so I purchased 1 additional color skein & used it to make 2 more squares (1 with the black edging).

Squares blocked to 8.5 inches

Squares were crochet together with the black yarn & a D hook. (I should have used a F hook to make it a bit looser).

Border: 4 rounds of single crochet using a F hook. I wish I could have made the boarder thicker but I ran out of black yarn & didn’t want to purchase additional skeins.

LOVE how it came out!

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February 10 2014
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  • Project created: February 10, 2014
  • Finished: May 29, 2014
  • Updated: May 7, 2017