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Project info
Alighiero e Boetti Baby Blanket
Knitting
niece-to-be, Lucy!
Needle and yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Mondial Merinos Extra
268 yards in stash
156
48
Orange
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
October 28, 2010
Mondial Merinos Extra
268 yards in stash
608
89
Yellow
Cafilan
October 28, 2010
Mondial Merinos Extra
90
Red
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
162
Pink
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
93
Red-purple
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
158
Yellow-green
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
356
Green
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
755
Blue-green
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
324
Blue
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
327
Purple
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
701
Gray
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Mondial Merinos Extra
100
White
Cafilan in Roma, Lazio
Notes

31.08.2013 - JUST FINISHED ERMAGERD!!! Sewed in all my ends and everything! Did a bit of a photoshoot on the roof, but the next thing is to get to Alighieri exhibition at MAXXI before leaving on Tuesday for some context shots! I FINIIIIISHEDDD!!!

26.08.2013 - Ran out of white Merino Plus for the strips. Fuck. I don’t know what I was smoking when I thought that 3 balls would be more than enough. I’m doing a 15-stitch-wide moss stitch for the spaces, and each vertical strip, of which there are three is 110 cm long. Each vertical strip uses 1 ball of fecking wool so WTF was I thinking, indeed. Of course, I live in RIDICULOUS Italy where EVERY BLOODY WOOL SHOP is closed for August, so here’s hoping that today the one place I know is open will actually stock this yarn. FUCK ME, RIGHT? Luckily they knit up in a flash and once I get my hands on the right stuff I’ll have the blanket fully done in a day and a half. Cutting it close…

13.08.2013 - DONE WITH THE LETTERS, BIOTCH!
I’ve already got two of the 4x4 letter squares all sewn together, so now to get the other four done so I can see how to construct the white spaces. I usually knit things in the round because I hate sewing. I’m in for a world of sad right about now. But the good thing is that I’m on schedule. Should def be done before I fly out on the 3rd.

15.06.2013 - I’ve finished with the first two phrase squares (16 letters each): VOCA VOCA MARINARO and ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. Starting on BATTI MANINI ♥ BABY. Then comes YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, SING OUT AND BE FREE and JUMP SKIP RUN DANCE. Still haven’t decided how I want to do the white space.

21.4.2013 - This is madness. My sister is an art history major and while living together in Italy we really loved seeing the work of Alighiero Boetti, especially his woven and embroidered works. I’m trying to adapt his work into a baby blanket for her first sprog due in the first week of December.

I’m double knitting the alphabet letters and I’m going to spell out words from Italian nursery rhymes our grandparents used to sing to us. I haven’t yet decided how I’m going to go about the white space, but I’d like to use a chunky yarn and maybe go for a moss stitch for texture.

Each square will be 17 stitches and 22 rows, so I’m in the process of charting my own alphabet to really mimic the look of Boetti’s alphabet.

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Finished
April 21 2013
August 31 2013
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
Merinos Extra
by Mondial
Sport / 5 ply
50% Wool, 50% Acrylic
268 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: April 21, 2013
  • Finished: August 31, 2013
  • Updated: September 14, 2013