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Finished
June 19 2016
March 3 2018
Project info
KAL Stash Killer
WEBS Mystery Knit-A-Long Blanket by Sara Delaney
Knitting
Me
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
3,205 yards
Worsted
81 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 81.0 yards (74.1 meters), 34 grams
Gray
Gray
1990
Worsted
none left in stash
1 skein = 92.0 yards (84.1 meters), 35 grams
peach
Unknown
Worsted
none left in stash
1 skein = 170.0 yards (155.4 meters), 73 grams
Dark beige
Brown
1990
Worsted
none left in stash
1 skein = 200.0 yards (182.9 meters), 87 grams
Off white
Brown
1990
Caron Dazzleaire (Vintage)
none left in stash
2 skeins = 380.0 yards (347.5 meters), 170 grams
1990
Caron Dazzleaire (Vintage)
none left in stash
1 skein = 190.0 yards (173.7 meters), 85 grams
510842 112
Pink
joanns
Caron Dazzleaire (Vintage)
none left in stash
1.5 skeins = 285.0 yards (260.6 meters), 127 grams
joanns
Caron Dazzleaire (Vintage)
285 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 142.5 yards (130.3 meters), 63 grams
unknown - no label
joanns
Caron Dazzleaire (Vintage)
380 yards in stash
2 skeins = 380.0 yards (347.5 meters), 170 grams
372433
Green
joanns
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
none left in stash
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
6072
Yellow
Knit Picks
January 25, 2013
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
394 yards in stash
1.2 skeins = 262.8 yards (240.3 meters), 120 grams
red
6072
Red
Knit Picks
January 25, 2013
Mary Maxim Starlette Worsted Weight
45 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 135.0 yards (123.4 meters), 75 grams
Blue
Mary Maxim
Mary Maxim Starlette Worsted Weight
45 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 135.0 yards (123.4 meters), 75 grams
352001
White
Mary Maxim
Red Heart Premier
66 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 196.5 yards (179.7 meters), 74 grams
Blue
Sears Sayelle
32 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 73.5 yards (67.2 meters), 34 grams
White
Sears
Vonnel Love Knit Deluxe Worsted
none left in stash
1 skein = 263.0 yards (240.5 meters), 113 grams
3110 2399
Pink
Notes

Will finally deal with the orphans in my worsted / aran stash. This is going to be a pick up and put down project .. something simple to work on a block at a time - 36 blocks required

formula for yardage of unlabeled yarns

videos for joining here http://blog.yarn.com/webs-mystery-blanket-kal-and-cal-joi...

25-06-2016

yeah blocks 3 & 4 done in soft pink - 1 skein killed

09-07-2016

picked up another set of US7 DPNs as mine are on an adventure somewhere. I’ve got 2 sets of blocks done - pink and dusty pink, 1/2 way though the peach.

13-07-2016

yea!!! peach colour is done! on to spruce green

22-07-2016

yea! green all done . was starting to do mocha coloured when I decided I need a bit of a break - off to knit some socks me thinks :)

04/06/2017

finished Block 1 in the light brown!! yeah love shown to this patient blanket :)

11/22/2017

picked it back up again - block 2 was on row 16

11/24/2017

Not sure how I feel about the bind off on Block 3. It uses a stretchy bind off which is totally unnecessary as this block is done in the round and comes out totally square.

I think I might just unbind them and change it to a regular bind off - at least on one so I can see the difference
:

uses less yarn and is more on spot for the 8.75” finished size - will frog all bind offs for this blocks and redo the bind off

11/25/2017

  1. redid all the bind off for all the Block 3s I have done
  2. posted on the Webs Board for the MKAL regarding the missing instruction for LC RC

3. If no reply rec'd, or I can't figure out a way to make the block acceptable to me, I'll use Knitterati block 14 to replace it. I'll have to use smaller needles to bring the finished size down from 10x10 to the 8.75 required by this pattern
4. starting next colour section while waiting for reply to my question. Using Knitpicks Brava Red for the next set

YAY!!! rec’d full instructions from a member of the discussion board - full steam ahead

11/27/2017

All 4 blocks in the brown beige colourway done

Knitpicks red next

11/29/2017

Block 2 done

  • 3.98 g left; 84.74 yds

knitpicks is 985 yds/lbs for unlabeled yarn formula

12/03/2017

1 skein of knitpicks brava completed blocks 1, 2, 4 and half of block 3. If I need to I can use the yellow skein for a set of I have another similar yellow to finish the color set

Red colour set will be done tmrw.

12/04/2017

  • Red colour set done; 2.8 oz left in skein; .7 used for Block 3
  • frog and fix block 2 in pink colour set

01/28/2018

Starting Blue colour; block 1 started

01/29/2018

  • Finished Block 1 in blue

01/30/2018

  • Wove in ends on previous finished blocks
  • Block 2 finished
  • Started block 4

02/01/2018

Block 4 in blue is done
Started Block 3

I’m going to frog Block 4 of the brown set (the dual colour one) instead of doing sections of colour, I’ll change colour ever other row instead.and use the left over off-white that I used in Blocks 1 and 2 instead of the brown - will make that set blend a lot better; I’ll use this technique for Block 4 in the yellow set as well since I get almost a full set from KnitPicks Brava when I did the red set

02/03/2018

  1. finished the blue colourway
  2. frogged dual beige block and reworked it with alternating colour stripes with existing colours in the other 3 blocks. Looks much better

Break for working on Yukon Blast Hat

white and yellow colourways left before blocking and joining

02/10/2018

Block 1 white started

02/11/2018

Block 1 finished
Block 4 started
Block 4 complete

Since there’s a hue difference, I’m going to switch to the other skein so the blocks are more ‘balanced’ in colour

02/12/2018

Started / finished Block 2 white

02/13/2018

White colourway done
Block 2 yellow started

02/14/2018

Block 2 finished
Block 3 started

02/15/2018

Block 3 finished
LAST BLOCK
Block 4 started; alternate rows to extend the original yellow - have another 2 yellows of fingering to finish off if necessary

02/17/2018

  1. yellow block set done. Not sure if I like the 4th block. If I do the 5 x 7 layout, I’ll likely drop the dual yellow bock. Wish I had more of the canary brava
  2. steam blocked 4 sets so far - not using blocking wires as to fiddly - blocks are 9”
  3. steam blocking done
  4. blue blocks joined- steam blocked joined blocks again

02/19/2018

red, green and dusty rose joined. Not happy with the way the blue blocks joined up - may frog the joins and do it again.

Once I have the peach blocks joined, I’ll lay it out again and swap out the pink for the beige blocks - pink is to light a hue to be on the outside

02/22/2018

all sub sections joined; now to steam block and do final joins then edging

02/23/2018

2nd subsection joined - started 3rd

02/24/2018

  1. blue / red and beige / rose section joined.
  2. yellow / white blocks joined
  3. only 3 sections left to join

will have 2 cable blocks next to each other. debating on whether to redo yellow blocks location or just leave it. If I switch to rose / beige on bottom, no duplicate blocks, but I don’t want the rose / beige on the bottom.

02/26/2018

and top done :D now to decide on the edging

03/01/2018

  • Six rows of garter stitch and then charcoal gray I-Cord edging to finish.

  • both long sides finished.

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Finished
June 19 2016
March 3 2018
 
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  • Project created: June 19, 2016
  • Finished: March 3, 2018
  • Updated: March 7, 2018
  • Progress updates: 10 updates