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« on: April 12, 2010 11:14:33 AM »

I finally finished this twin sized scrap yarn blanket for my daughter after working feverishly for over a month!  It turned out WAY too big, drags the ground on every side, but I'm still happy with it overall...  It's fun in her bright colorful room, just hope it's not too warm for my daughter, since it's her "summer" bedspread!
All I did was knit the garter stich over and over using a different yarn each row, and leaving extra length for fringe on the sides....   FUN!!


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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010 11:41:24 AM »

That's beautiful! I would rather have it generously sized anyway as kids move around sooo much they always kick blankets off...well mine do anyway! I love the colours and the Technicolour Dreamcoat type feel of it!
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010 11:48:10 AM »

It is beautiful!
I love the colours and it looks so soft and comfortable.
I don't think the size is a problem. She can snuggle up in it without getting cold feet or a cold back. And it will be big enough even when she moves into a bigger bed. I bet she will cherish it for life.
Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010 11:54:38 AM »

 Shocked wowzers. That's alotta blanket. Dang. lol  I bet it would be the perfect length/width on a full size bed.  I really like how the colors turned out too... I know you said it was scrap yarn, but I was curious, is it all the same type, meaning like is it all worsted and acrylic, or is it a variety of weights and fibers?  This has definitely got my wheels going, it's a nice alternative for scrap, instead of just knitting up a bunch of mismatched squares or random dishcloths. Cheesy


oh, and by the way...the painting on the walls is adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010 12:22:55 PM »

This is great!! The colors are beautiful and I think it's nice to have an oversized blanket! Incredible job - I can't believe it only took you a month Smiley.

Same question as lunamadre - did you use the same weight yarn or did you adjust needle size as you went to get the gauge right?
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010 01:03:37 PM »

I just used the same size huge needles throughout, size 16, I think, and just picked whatever weight and type of yarn I wanted for each row for texture and variety.
I used fun fur, novelty yarns, chenille and whatever I came across!
Thanks for the comments and feedback!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010 01:05:03 PM »

its amazing Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010 01:39:38 PM »

This blanket is so cool. Not mention the wall paintings. How fun!
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010 03:05:41 PM »

I predict that's going to college with her. FABULOUS!
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2010 03:07:48 PM »

I love scrapghan's and your's is no exception. Great job!
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2010 03:14:00 PM »

HOLY FRIJOLES!! This is incredible! I can't imagine ever gathering the patience to do such an enormous and wonderful project! I really love this! *wiiiiiisted*
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2010 03:27:50 PM »

I absolutely adore it!! It's beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2010 03:57:21 PM »

This would have sat in my house, unfinished, FOREVER.  Great job, and a great stash-busting idea, too!
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2010 06:15:31 PM »

awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2010 08:25:34 AM »

I have heard of scrap afghans, but have never seen a picture of one.  I have to say, it is beautiful!  I love how all the colors look together.  Definitely going on my to do list!
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2010 03:31:31 PM »

it looks great in the huge size with all the colors mixing and everything Smiley did you paint those walls yourself? wow amazing
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2010 06:31:57 PM »

I painted those walls before my daughter was born, and it will be a sad, sad day when she wants me to paint over that mural......  In the meantime, too bad we had to cover up her hippo, but she LOVES her "big girl" bed, so that makes it worth it!
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2010 10:08:21 PM »

Whoa!! that must have taken forever! It is gorgeous!
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2010 01:41:28 AM »

I love this! It's bright and colorful and will be perfect for snuggling in! Cheesy Awesome
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2010 05:08:45 PM »

That's beautiful!
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2010 06:44:47 AM »

wow, this is beautiful, i love it!
may have to try something like this, once ive finished the rainbow blanket im working on atm that is  Grin
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