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LewellasCraft
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2011 09:18:22 PM »

Your afghan is awesome, my partner asked me to make him one so I have a few questions about yours if you don't mind.
1. the baby afghans, you said you skipped the first and last cables, does that mean you eliminated those stitches all together, or just the cables?
2. I noticed in your finished afghan you have four of the baby'ghan's only two are longer and two are shorter, can you give me an approximate size for the short and long parts please? Measuring in inches will work for me.
3. the center tree, I am no knitter so I am going to try this with Tunisian Crochet, but I will probably have to two of them as the back of one would not look like the front. Anyway did you knit yours? How did you get it double sided?

Thanks so much for sharing, my partner's is going to be dark green and gold. I hope it turns out as good as yours.

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azabuey
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2011 03:43:23 PM »

Your afghan is awesome, my partner asked me to make him one so I have a few questions about yours if you don't mind.
1. the baby afghans, you said you skipped the first and last cables, does that mean you eliminated those stitches all together, or just the cables?
2. I noticed in your finished afghan you have four of the baby'ghan's only two are longer and two are shorter, can you give me an approximate size for the short and long parts please? Measuring in inches will work for me.
3. the center tree, I am no knitter so I am going to try this with Tunisian Crochet, but I will probably have to two of them as the back of one would not look like the front. Anyway did you knit yours? How did you get it double sided?

Thanks so much for sharing, my partner's is going to be dark green and gold. I hope it turns out as good as yours.

Lewellas Craft

Sorry it took me so long to reply.  I haven't been on here in a few weeks.  I don't mind at all at your questions.  I'm flattered you want to replicate my blanket.

1. When I said I eliminated the first and last cables, it means that I also did not do the stitches leading up to and after those cables.  For example, on row 2, I started with "dc in next 6 sts," and ended with "dc in next 6 sts."  So to start this blanket, I think I chained 104 instead of 123.
2. I did not write down the measurements of the individual baby'ghan's, but I did note the number of sc I did around the border.  So my guess of the measurements are thus: The width of both blankets are about 20 inches.  The length of the smaller blanket is about 34 inches, and the longer blanket is about 43.  The only difference between the smaller blanket and the pattern for it is the width.  In both the pattern and the smaller blanket, Rows 2-9 are crocheted a total of 11 times.  My longer blanket has 14 pattern repeats.
3. I used Tunisian crochet for the tree, and it is not double sided.  I just twisted the strand I wasn't using at the time with the one I was using on every stitch to carry that strand where I needed it without having anything loose where something could snag on it.

I hope this helps, and I look forward to seeing your finished blanket.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2011 04:11:07 PM »

Wow, that is super amazing!! Incredible job!
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2011 12:29:43 PM »

Lovely! I like the cables!
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2012 07:26:13 PM »

Insanely Gorgeous! I am jealous of the couple that received it (I'm sure they were THRILLED!) I'm definitely going to give this a go using your notes.

With The Hobbit movie releasing this December, are you going to try your hand at making another one?! (hint, hint)
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2012 12:10:04 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2012 01:22:28 PM »

WOW!  You rock my socks, this is ACE!  Totally gorgeous and so intricate and elvish.
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azabuey
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2012 08:50:39 PM »

Hi,
I'm new here.

Hey newbie!
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azabuey
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2012 08:58:09 PM »

Insanely Gorgeous! I am jealous of the couple that received it (I'm sure they were THRILLED!) I'm definitely going to give this a go using your notes.

With The Hobbit movie releasing this December, are you going to try your hand at making another one?! (hint, hint)

I would love to see what you make!

I probably won't make another one anytime soon.  I make blankets as wedding gifts, and I don't have anyone getting married right now.  Also, I don't want to give anyone the same exact blanket.  But, I probably will reuse some part of this.
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drowninginpaper
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2012 03:18:10 PM »

Sorry to be bumping this, I realize that it's pretty old, but if the OP would consider detailing how they: 1) adapted the patterns they used and 2) describing how they put the parts together, it would be greatly appreciated!
A friend of mine is willing to pay me if I make this for him, so I must also ask if there are any copyright issues surrounding that.

If I can PM the OP about this, that would work too.
Thanks, all!
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