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Knit blanket from 446 squares - completed!
I posted some pictures of my blanket squares a while ago, in June. It is finally ALL done. It took me over 77 hours to seam the squares, another 17 hours to do the attached icord edging, then another 6 hours to sew on the backing and knot the two layers together like a quilt. I decided to do the icord edging so I had a smooth edge to sew the back to. I did the backing and knotting today (instead of homework). I am happy it is all done and we can use it before the winter is over. It is heavy, too. Between 13 and 14 pounds before I added the backing.
I wish I would have finished it sooner, but you know how life gets in the way. I work full time, go to school part time, have a husband and kids, and had other items to knit for Christmas and new babies. This blanket got put on the back burner a lot.
Thanks for looking.
Back of seamed blanket
Back of blanket, sewn on
Front and back of blanket
Possible correction to pattern
Love the patterned Irish mesh hat for circular needles that is posted on here. But after doing a few rows in the round, I realized the end stitches and beginning stitches for the next row end up with no design in them...just stockinette stitch for 3 stitches.
I believe it should be:
row 1 *yo, sl 1, k2, psso* repeat to the end. (the instructions say K2, *yo, sl 1, k2, psso* end with K1)
row 2 knit
row 3 K2, *sl 1, k2, psso, yo* repeat to the end with a k1 after the last yo. (the instructions say K1, *sl 1, k2, psso* end with K2)
row 4 knit
This puts a mesh in the area that just has stockinette before and makes the circular effect complete.
Let me know if anyone else had realized this error.
Beanie I made for a niece
Pincushion I just finished
I made 1 for myself and 1 the same for a friend
Just finished for a friends birthday
Help! Blocking a hooded sweater
I'm not quite finished with the sweater but I am getting close enough that I'm getting nervous about blocking it. This will be the first item I've knit in 100% wool that I will be blocking. The pullover sweater has a good and I'm good with blocking a sweater and I'm good with blocking a hat but not at the same time. This project is kinda demanding I block the whole thing at once.
Any tips on how to block a hooded sweater?
Just made for a square swap
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I'm new to sock knitting. I love it, but my problem is, my socks are too loose at the cuff. I'm wondering if I'm not doing the cuff ribbing long enough, or maybe I need to use a smaller needle size for the cuff than I use for the leg (I use a 2.75mm for the leg as it seems to fit well). Or should I decrease to fewer stitches for the cuff than the leg... I don't know. The rest of the sock fits wonderfully, but the cuff is useless and kind of pathetic no matter if I'm working toe up or cuff down. I've read about everyone else's adventures in sock making and I know someone (or some ten!) here will be able to point me in the right direction.
My 7th 1898 hat (2 in one)
Another reversible 1898 hat...my 7th hat so far.
These are dolls I knitted on a small round loom. The instructions came from YouTube and the dresses were knitted and crocheted to fit the dolls. I do not have patterns.