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« on: November 25, 2013 10:07:40 PM »

So, I think the corner start project and I are going to be friends for a little while. I like how it works up, and it hasn't gotten boring to watch the stair-step nature of it turn into a square or a rectangle, so it's a pretty boss stitch.

I made a blanket using yarn I found at a liquidation center and bought by the literal basket full. I thought I'd gotten the same number of skeins, but either I was wrong, or I screwed up when adding the blue to the pink because I ended up a few rows short, so my fun color block blanket because a snowtopped blanket. Whoops.

These are the only in-progess photos I thought to snap (I get in the zone when I start), but you can see the stair-step pattern you get when you work the corner-start, and the second one shows the close-up where I'd started pulling my stitches in. The very top pink stitch in the bottom picture is the full width of the blanket. Those blue stitches across show you how far I'd decreased at that point. The entire time I was working the blue, the blue corners only got two rows above the pink corners because I was working the other half of the square at a diagonal.

Finished shot (pardon the mess). That's a queen-size bed, to give you an idea for scale. The top corner in cream is Lion Brand Jiffy, and I'm glad I had some lying around as I think it compliments the other colors nicely.

Super basic "action" shot for funsies. It'll make a perfect lap blanket as the weather gets colder up here. The blue and pink yarns are pretty heavy, so it has a nice weight but still manages to drape beautifully.

Speaking of drape, I found myself with a skein and a bit extra of the Jiffy and the last bits of the blue and pink lying about, so I whipped up this:

Same corner-start stitch, just a much smaller scale.

I'm hoping to learn basketweave soon, but I just had a friend ask for a corner-start scarf of her own (not this one), and as she picked out the yarn for anything I wanted to make her months ago, I am honor-bound by rules of being the crafty friend to make it in a stitch I know she likes. More practice, says I!

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013 02:55:58 PM »

I've never seen this stitch before but you made a lovely job of this throw.

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013 06:25:11 AM »

It is a very pretty blanket - and I haven't seen the stitch before, either. But it looks fun.

« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013 09:27:51 AM »

I've never seen this stitch before but you made a lovely job of this throw.

Thank you! Part of that is the yarn, I think, and I'm sad it's discontinued. It works up so well.

« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013 10:27:42 AM »

It is a very pretty blanket - and I haven't seen the stitch before, either. But it looks fun.

Thank you! It was really easy to get into the groove of the stitch and make things quickly. I think I like it especially because it's easy to size out what you need, so you can do something as small as a dishcloth or scarf or go big like I did and basically keep building until you're out of yarn.

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