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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This Just In...

Do you see this?  Jared Flood, of Brooklyn Tweed fame listed my Quilt & Cable blanket as a favorite on Ravelry!!

Can you believe it!  The number of people viewing the project page has jumped enormously just since yesterday.  This really makes me feel better about myself, as a knitter and a designer (especially after receiving my second rejection from an online knitting magazine).  I'm starting to understand that there is a lot of hit-or-miss with these things, and I'm sure that designers of Jared's caliber must have gone through this same process.  Anyway, the validation feels fantastic!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Quilt & Cable Blanket, for Cascade Yarns

I'm so happy to finally announce that my blanket is done!  It turned out more beautiful than I imagined it to be.  And by complete chance, it also turned out to be reversable!  Who knew.  At the end of the day, I ended up using most of four skeins of Cascade Eco Wool to knit this giant.  The finished demensions (while blocking) were 52"x64", and it covered the majority of my queen-sized bed.

This blanket could easily be knit in Cascade 128 as well, if you need to be able to wash it in a machine, but wool stays pretty clean and it probably wouldn't need to be washed more than once a season.  I washed this one in my tub.

This is a shot of the pattern in detail.  The quilted appearance is done with a neat little cable-wrap that I worked out just for this project.  This is only done every so often, and the rest of the piece is knit in 2x2 ribbing.  It's great t.v. knitting.

This is a shot of the pattern, on the wrong-side of the blanket.  It turned out to be just as pretty as the front! 

So, the blanket is finished.  I provided photographic evidence.  I now have to format the pattern and ship it away to California.  Stay tuned for info on when the pattern will be available through Cascade Yarns.