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« on: April 10, 2013 08:52:45 AM »

So my NY resolution was to stash bust.  I had been given lots of double knit yarn and wanted to use as much as possible.  I picked the ten stitch blanket by Frankie Brown and got to work.  Three months later I was finished, and I added an icord edging using this tutorial.



It is very bright and cosy!  The finished blanket fits a double bed.  I would recommend this pattern, you only ever have 10 stitches on the needles, so it is easy to pick up and do a few rows.  There are ridges on the joins one side, and it is flat on the other. 







The corners are a little complicated at first, but you soon get used to them, plus the bigger the blanket the more infrequent the corners!  Now, to stash bust the other sizes of yarn! Grin

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013 09:14:39 AM »

Love this! definitely something I could do too - adding the pattern to my library now!

I think your blanket looks great with all its bright colours! What a great de-stash too! I know market sellers who sell big bags of wool cheep, might be perfect for this sort of pattern. Did you save up some colours to do more than one section, or just use up each yarn as you came to it? Either way - awesome job! I bet you're (rightly) very proud of this blanket!
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013 09:26:19 AM »

I really love this blankie, it's beautiful!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013 09:47:08 AM »

That looks so lovely & cheerful! I've never seen this pattern before, so thank you for sharing! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013 10:03:27 AM »

Did you save up some colours to do more than one section, or just use up each yarn as you came to it? Either way - awesome job!

Thank you! I tried not to get the same colour to touch (although there are different shades of colours that meet).  I had lots of the bright pink yarn, so I did at times stop the ball a little early to switch to something else.  I really liked using tiny balls of yarn - there was a great sense of satisfaction when I used up a ball, and got to pick a new colour.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013 10:10:33 AM »

What a fun blanket.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013 11:06:05 AM »

Great blanket, and a great stash buster as you say.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013 11:29:46 AM »

This only took 3 months! Oh my gosh! You rock!
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013 12:15:33 PM »

This is beautiful, amazing work!  I've seen the pattern around before, but I really love this one.  It's so cheerful.  Are all of the yarns you used the same weight?  I've thought about making one, but my scraps are all over the place in terms of size Tongue   
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013 12:21:37 PM »

What a beautiful blanket!
I love the colors and the pattern. And I like that it's huge too!
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