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« on: April 21, 2011 03:01:38 PM »

I bet when you saw the thumbnail for this one you thought, "how nice, a striped blanket made in the round, ho-hum".


Little did you know (unless, of course, you've been following the WIP Wednesday thread...), this is a special blanket!  I made it by starting from the outside round:




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Here's a close-up of the last round, aka the centre!


I've been playing with this technique for a while, and I've usually been doing the centre round as 4 dc5tog stitches, but this time I thought I'd try a rounded centre with 10 dc2tog stitches. 

I used Bernat Satin for this blanket, but I lost track of how many balls it took - I think it was about 3.5 of each colour, which are Sable and Sage.  The blanket measures approximately 4 feet across. ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011 03:07:40 PM »

So awesome!  I love the colors.  Is the center hard to work when you've got the rest of it complete?
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011 03:20:30 PM »

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!  I think the change of plan for the centre round helped!

The trickiest part was the very beginning... 160 dc stitches plus the dc5tog corners.  I was at work when I got them all done and it was time to join the round, and boy did I get a lot of funny looks when I had this long, skinny, noodle-y thing spread out on the table in the break room.

I'm just glad I hadn't gotten to that point on the subway. ^_-
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011 04:17:32 PM »

Well done! Beautiful work!
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011 06:15:49 PM »

You got it done!!  Awesome job!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011 06:19:31 PM »

Love the color combo, and I'm in awe of the technique!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011 06:30:32 PM »

What a great idea!  Looks amazing.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011 06:37:04 PM »

OMG That is seriously awesome! You have done a lot of work on that blanket and finished it in a timely matter!
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011 12:46:27 PM »

What a cool technique! The finished blanket looks great and I love how you figured out the reverse of the corners- you are so clever!
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011 09:44:26 AM »

Fantastic!
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