Monday, September 03, 2012

the zoe blanket

*Fiber College, later this week. Still time to join in. Here's why*
Can I have a youGogirl or a yeeHA or something? I have knits to show.  First up: the Zoe blanket. 300_0912GaleZuckerfamvar
Good old straight ahead stockinette knitting, after spending much of the summer getting all snagged in the loopy extra fine mohair of this shawl .zoe knit blanket
It was a pleasure to fly through these stitches.  I practiced different ways of holding the needles to go fastest with the least amount of movement. (can you say knitting nerd?) BTW? The day after I completed it, I found the phonecam photo of the color progression I had in mind when I bought the yarn last year. I'd laid the skeins out and snapped it, so I'd have it for reference. Joke on me! It wasn't this order at all.

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But it seems to work just fine, anyway. zoe knit blanket 
My inspiration was this blanket on Pinterest. I assumed it was narrow stripes without any repeating colors. In the interest of economy,  I just chose eight skeins and went with wide stripes, and imitated the color change textures with 2 rows of K1P1 at each change.zoe knit blanket 
Not long ago I realized the blanket I admired is also on Ravelry--and I learned the narrow stripes repeated, so it wasn't like I'd have had to purchase 25 different colored skeins after all. Even so, I have enough left over to make Zoe a sweater in the same color stripes. 
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She seems pleased with it, too.

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