The colors in Spud & Chloe Outer super bulky yarn are so beautiful, I’ve been looking for something to make that would allow me to combine several of them. I loved this pattern, but it takes a total of 17 skeins of yarn, and at approx $17 per skein, that’s just too much for a simple blanket!
So, I borrowed the concept and reduced the yarn to make a thick and cozy baby blanket. I used two skeins each of colors Rocket, Rhino, and Carbon, cast on 77 stitches onto US 11 needles, and knit in a K1 P1 ribbing, changing colors as the mood struck me.
The FO feels very soft and squishy, and because of the ribbing, it can stretch to much larger than its 28″ x 37″ finished size. I stretched it out when I wet blocked it, but it actually didn’t grow that much. I like the feel of the yarn and the look of the ribbing, but to tell you the truth, somehow these colors looked better together when they were yarn skeins Has that ever happened to you? I lined up the skeins and loved how the colors looked together, but for some reason I can’t put my finger on, I just don’t like the combination in the finished blanket. I mean, it’s not bad, but just not what I had in my mind’s eye. So odd how colors look entirely different, depending on how and where they’re combined.Pin It