I told you I had a huge finished item that I was getting ready to show you and it is my Granny Stripe blanket! I've showed it to you as a WIP here and here. Now it is finally finished!!!
This blanket was a labor of love. I started it in June and finished it this past Thursday, so that means it took me about 3 months. That's the longest I've spent on a blanket. I really let myself take my time and work on smaller things as I went this time. It ended up a lot bigger than I expected. I didn't measure it, but I think it is about 65"x58" or so (165x147cm). It was really hard getting a picture of it all spread out. I was standing on my couch and I still didn't get it all in.
The pattern as most of you probably already know is Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24. I made a slight change and did alternating stripes of 3 and 2 instead of all stripes of 2 rows. I used 26 colors of Stylecraft Special DK yarn.
The colors from left to right are as follows:
Row 1 (top row): Claret, Sherbet, Teal, Bluebell, Shrimp, Cloud Blue, Saffron, Aster
Row 2 (middle row): Pomegranate, Clematis, Spring Green, Lavender, Magenta, Bright Pink, Grape, Apricot, Royal
Row 3 (bottom row): Plum, Meadow, Turquoise, Fondant, Lipstick, Wisteria, Denim, Raspberry, and Aspen
The border was a round of granny clusters in Plum, then hdc in Turquoise, sc in Grape, and finally reverse sc in Clematis.
I have to give a BIG thanks to Cindy from Baxtersrest for sending me more Plum when I needed it. I like to start and end a striped blanket on the same color and then I had the bright idea to do the first round in Plum also. I ran out and Cindy quickly sent me the half she had leftover! Thanks again!!!
I love the feeling when you finish a big project! This is a present for someone and I'll reveal that later. I'm 99% sure she doesn't read my blog, but just in case I'll wait to tell you!