Winter comforts blanket

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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!

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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.

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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.

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One comment on “Winter comforts blanket

  1. I can’t say i ever would have chosen the colors but i think it’s absolutely beautiful.
    Also, i’m not that daring with colors so it i primarily use blue grey and green, it rarely disappoints!

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