Here is the blanket all spread out. It was huge! I could barely get it all in one shot. And would you believe that I didn't pull out a measuring tape and measure it before I gave it away? Oops!
The best part about this blanket is the yarn. I totally splurged on it, but it was worth it. I used nine different colors of Knit Picks Shine Sport. I love how soft this yarn is and the color selection is fantastic. Each stripe ended up using just barely over one ball of yarn. If I were to ever knit this again, I would modify the pattern so that I can make it slightly smaller and only use one ball of each color. This would have saved me boatloads of money. (But then I wouldn't have lots of soft rainbow yarn left over to play with!)
Knit Picks Shine Sport in Blush, Clementine, Crocus, Dandelion, French Blue, Green Apple, Peapod, Reef, and Serrano
60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal
Machine Wash, Tumble Dry Low
110 yards / 50 grams @ $2.99 each
pattern: "Rainbow Baby Blanket" by Patsy Leatherbury
needles: size 7 nickle plated circs
gauge: who swatches for a baby blanket?
yarn used: 1.059 yards -- (about 123 yards of the pink and red; the rest of the yarn was approx. 115 yards each)
finished size: didn't remember to measure :(
duration: January 13 - March 29, 2015 (I respond well to deadlines)
- Used Russian joins when joining two balls of the same color together; didn't do anything special when changing colors - just left ends and wove them in at the end (I made sure to split the yarn a lot when I was weaving them in. Still, this yarn is so slippery, I'm sure those ends will work their way out quickly!)
- Like I said above, if I knit this again, I would modify this pattern to only use like 100-110 yards per color so I didn't have to buy an extra ball for those extra 10 yards needed to complete each stripe.
- I absolutely love the drape of this yarn for this project. Definitely recommend it!