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Jagged Stripes by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen
Knitting
me!
December 31, 2018
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
Knitter's Kitchen Merino/Nylon DK
2017XXXX
Gray
Knitter's Kitchen Merino/Nylon DK
201711XX
Green
Knitter's Kitchen Merino/Nylon DK
201711XX
Blue
Knitter's Kitchen Polwarth SW DK
17 yards in stash
16.08.2014
Blue
Notes

A temperature blanket!

Working the triangles in MC: “Just Grey”. I’m working by temperatures in degrees Celsius, measured in my home town. Working per the lowest measured temperatures, so I expect my blanket to become mostly blue-green-yellow-ish!

Colorways used:

MC (start & end triangles): “Just Grey”
-X to -11: it’s not getting this cold. Really. (it’s boring where I live!) - oh, and then it became that cold anyway… Using Spacewalker here!
-10 to -6: “The Exact Blue That I Wanted”
-5 to 0: “C’est Moi”
0: Natural
1 to 4: “Rainforest”
5 to 9: “Early Birch Leaves”
10 to 14: “Summer Sun”
15 to 19: “Pumpkin”
20 to 24: “Fresh Strawberry Jam”
25 to 29: “Vintage Port”
30 to X: I’m not expecting it to get this hot as the lowest temperature on any given day!

Yarn usage

Start up & start triangles: 24g / ~ 54 meters of MC.
One rep / garter ridge: ~ 5,4g / ~ 12 meters.
End triangles: appr 50g / ~110 meters of MC.

Finished blanket weighs 2054 g, amounting to 20,5 skeins and 4621,5 meters.

I still need to calculate how much of each color I used for this year, stats will come…

My Progress

Each day/stripe is 0,27%. This makes for percentage reached when the below dates have been worked:

5%: Jan 18th/19
10%: Feb 6
15%: Feb 24
20%: March 14
25%: April 2
30%: April 20
35%: May 8
40%: May 26
45%: June 14
50%: July 2
55%: July 20
60%: August 7
65%: August 26
70%: September 13
75%: October 1
80%: October 19
85%: November 7
90%: November 25
95%: December 13
99%: Dec 27
100%: Dec 31

This isn’t 100% accurate though, as the start/end part of the blanket also counts. But it’ll suffice!

Time management

Timed one garter ridge on Nov 25th (the ridge for July 3rd): appr. 7,5 min per side, a total of 15 mins per ridge (rounded up).
That makes for approximately 38 sts/minute (rounded down). This is knitting at a leisurely pace.

For the daily stripes, this will amount to 5475 minutes knitting time = 91 hrs & 15 mins.
Start and end portions to be added to that number, and don’t forget weaving in ends! Let’s say this will be taking a total of appr. 100 hours to make, alright?

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  • Project created: January 4, 2018
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