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*** BIGGEST THING I'VE EVER KNITTED***
Finished
June 20 2012
October 27 2012
Project info
*** BIGGEST THING I'VE EVER KNITTED***
Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket by Kelly Kingston
Knitting
Mom & Dad ( both birthdays are in October)
BIG -D*** BIG
Needles & yarn
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
3 skeins = 657.0 yards (600.8 meters), 300 grams
Subbed for A in pattern
Black
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for B in pattern
Red-purple
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for C in pattern
Orange
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for D in pattern
Purple
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for E in pattern
White
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for F in pattern
Blue
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for G in pattern
Yellow-green
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for H in pattern
Green
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
Subbed for I in pattern
Blue-green
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for J in pattern
Pink
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for K in pattern
Orange
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Subbed for L in pattern
Yellow
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Gray
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Gray
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Brown
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Red-purple
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Red
Red
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Blue-green
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Blue
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Blue-green
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Brown
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Brown
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Purple
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Red-orange
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
1 skein = 170.0 yards (155.4 meters), 100 grams
Natural/Undyed
Notes

I got every color of Knit Picks Brava Worsted….except cream. I wanted cream but I guess I forgot to order it. Oh well I will order it next time I get some thing from them;I’m sure it won’t be long!

Original yarn was DK/8 ply, but I wanted more instant gratification than that……. :o)

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10/8/12 - I finished the knitting of this & bound off today. All that’s left to do is weaving in the ends (I did a lot of it whilst knitting) and then blocking.

I never did order the cream so I subbed some cream Vanna’s Choice - something I won’t EVER do again. I mean it’s an ok yarn - the colors are good, way way way WAY better than Red Heart and it is widely available, but I don’t like knitting with it, especially when I compare it to the Brava.

I had to change some of the stripe orders around once I’d added the extra colors. I hope it still looks like Missoni-ish. :o)

I didn’t actually put in all of the colors I had originally planned to but it’s so big now I just had to stop. For the last five weeks I’ve taken it everywhere I would ordinarily take a sock project just to get it done, and most of it was stuffed into a pillowcase - both to protect it and to manage its enormity. I haven’t measured it (and probably won’t, knowing how I am), but I think it’s the size of a bedspread (for a full bed - not twin).

Hope the folks like it. I really like it and feel very proud of completing the*** BIGGEST THING I’VE EVER KNITTED.

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The leftovers will go into the living room scrap afghan and into a Missoni-sh baby blanket for a friend.

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October 27 2012
 
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Aran
100% Acrylic
170 yards / 100 grams

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Worsted
100% Acrylic
219 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: June 20, 2012
  • Updated: October 27, 2012
  • Progress updates: 6 updates