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funkyflower
« on: September 18, 2007 02:08:47 AM »

Loved this pattern on the lionbrand website...
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60607A.html?noImages=0
thought I would make it for my sister's birthday.

I couldn't find any superchunky wool in the UK that was affordable/to her taste so I ended up with boring grey in chunky. King Cole Magnum Chunky 75% acrylic 25% wool.



Used US size 15 needles and did 7 panels instead of 5. Also worked all panels at once instead of individually and then sewing them together. Obviously needed more balls than their recommendation, but even when it was 1.5m square i decided it needed to be a bit funkier...

Found sirdar juniper in this greeny colour. again not what i was looking for, but time was running out and i didn't fancy my chances with choosing something to match/contrast on the internet. I crocheted the border (just under 6 balls used)

So yeah, am not 100% about this blanket.. shame really-what do you think? Not sure what my sis thought really... Least it's non itchy and cosy...

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artteacher
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007 02:40:39 AM »

I'm just impressed that you made SOMETHING this time-consuming for someone else!  Cheesy

It looks great- I like the cables ... how loose they are- looks great for an afghan.

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007 04:56:37 AM »

I think it's absolutely gorgeous, even though I understand the feeling of less-than-happy when you didn't get to work with the colors and materials you wanted. The end result is beautiful though, no matter how it compares to what you wanted it to be when you started it. And your sister should count herself lucky to have someone go through the time and pain to make something like that for her!
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Mienna
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007 05:35:51 AM »

Very pretty, I love the outer edge against the grey.
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craftyhandbags
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007 06:34:24 AM »

I like it!  And hey, even if you're less than happy about it, it's going somewhere else and you don't have to look at it anymore.  It looks pretty good for make do's.
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tanyakitty
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007 07:48:32 AM »

i love cables and this blanket came out great Smiley  it must have taken a lot of time. you did a wonderful job though.. bravo!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007 06:03:39 PM »

Wow, that's amazing! I love those cables!
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funkyflower
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007 01:32:34 AM »

Smiley Aw thanks!


If my sis decides she doesn't like it, i'll let the craftsters snuggle under it hey?!
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sandal43
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007 05:56:36 AM »

Beautiful!!!
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Smoxie
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007 10:42:58 AM »

Love the results you got!  I'm working my way through the pattern just now, and I wish I had thought to buy enough extra yarn to make more than the 5 panels the pattern calls for.  You were smart to plan ahead like that.  Nice work!
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