Monday, February 22, 2010

Details

(photo of my mom's in progress granny squares blanket)


So I have had quite the response on my finished Summer Garden Squares blanket! Thanks so much for all the nice comments :)

There were a few questions asked about the blanket itself and I thought this would be the easiest way to answer them.




So:

1) You can find the pattern for the scalloped edging on Lucy's (Attic24) blog here. You will need to scroll half way down the page, past the crochet bag instructions, to the "Shell Edging."

2) Here is a breakdown of the yarn I used:

Caron Simply Soft -1 skein (315yds) in heathered plum

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby -1.5 skeins (255yds) in sweet pea

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solids -1.5 skeins (255yds) in light grey

Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids - 2 skeins (536yds) in aran

Red Heart Ltd. Soft Yarns Solids - 2 skeins (512yds) in Sea Foam





In total I used 1,873 yards of various acrylic yarns.
I chose acrylic over wool because I live in a household with two dogs, and machine washing my blankets whenever I need to is a must.

I purchased most of this yarn for $2.50 a skein and in total I spent right around $23.50 to make this afghan.

I think that should do it! Now I am off to finish another row of squares for my mom's blanket. Fingers crossed it will be done sometime next week!

1 comment:

ArtMind said...

Thanks so much for sharing the facts, Stephanie! None of these yarns are available here but I hear you on the washing bit... My next blanket will most likely be acrylic too. ;)

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