Unraveled Wednesday.

First, thank you for all your kind and supportive comments last week about Edie. I am happy to report that the ripping and re-knitting was worth it … and I hope to have finished shots to share soon.

Joining in with Kat and crew today to share another – much less traumatic – knitting report.

This is the Purl Soho Tonal Blanket that I’m knitting for Sara. and planning to take (finished!) when I visit her in NYC next month (!!!yes! I have a plane ticket!)

As written, the pattern calls for a sport weight yarn and, reading the comments, appears to result in LOTS of leftovers. I’m making two modifications:

1. using DK weight yarn (Plucky Sweater, a super wash wool/nylon blend) so it goes a little faster (32 fewer stitches per row adds up quickly!); and

2. making each section about 11-1/4″ (the finished blanket will be a little longer than the pattern suggests) to make the absolute most of the yarn I have – seven skeins of the Main Color (that’s the beige, a great neutral called Twill). I weighed all seven skeins and counted rows/weighed the yarn as I knit through the first section. Now I just have to count repeats for the next four sections (with fingers crossed my calculations are sound đŸ˜¨).

I also need to stay focused. To finish, I’ll knit through all the yarn in that photo above plus five more skeins of Twill (about 2,400 yards on a size 6 needle). I fly to NYC on June 13. Good thing a lot of my early summer reading plans are audiobooks … and it’s kind of addictive to see how the beautiful Plucky colors come through.

I just joined the 2nd contrast color – a slightly darker shade – so pretty!

16 thoughts on “Unraveled Wednesday.

  1. I'm a big admirer of that blanket! (I looked it up on the PSH site when it came out for baby Oliver but it was just too much $$$!) I'm sure Sara is going to be thrilled!

  2. That is a beautiful blanket! I really love the colors, both in the skein and in the blanket. I leave on June 5th to visit Ryan in CO and I was thinking about the possibility of shopping at The Loopy Ewe for yarn for a blanket for him. If that happens, it will probably be worsted weight and maybe done in a year, but I'll really be looking forward to seeing this as an FO!

  3. I want one —smile! That is lovely and it will be exciting to see it finished. So glad to hear you're going to NYC in less than a month! Enjoy! Enjoy! I once visited Purl Soho…and the next door quilt shop…I trust you will be going back?Cheers~

  4. Oh wow. I really love this blanket and your choice of yarn, color, and changes are just perfect! I've long thought about knitting a blanket for my living room. Some day I'm going to make the commitment.

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