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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2004 03:40:52 PM »

I am about halfway through knitting a blanket for ME! heheh...  I am doing it in a really chunky wool from a huuuge XXL mens cable knit sweater (that was very tightly knit) that I unravelled.  It looked as if it was done on size 9 needles....  Anyways I am re knitting it in st. stitch with a garter stitch border, and on size 14 needles.  I have been working on it for about a week and a half and am almost half way done.  It is about 4.5 feet wide and should be about 6.5 feet long when I am finished.  I got the sweater at goodwill, and so the whole cost of the project has been only $4.  I bet you could make an even bigger one if you used 2 or more sweaters with the yarn knit together on huge needles. have fun!

« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2004 06:53:23 PM »

Search for "hot damn afghan" You will find a million different versions, and I know you were saying you might want to do patchwork, but this is supposed to be a lot faster and the finished ones I've seen are awesome. Plus you can use all different colors, all different types of yarn, so you could maybe buy up all the ones you find on sale? To make it cheaper or whatever. hth
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2004 09:11:30 AM »

I just joined a knit swap, where u send everyone on your list 2 6" squares and u receive from everyone enough to make a 8' by 8' afghan. It runs Aug thru Dec so it's enough time for christmas.
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2004 05:01:05 PM »

dahlea, i'm not sure i understand about the hot damn afghan--does it involve holding multiple strands at once, or is it just switching when you feel like it? i can't find any pictures of a finished one to see up close.
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2004 06:27:15 PM »

HOT DAMN AFGHAN Sold at better department stores in this area for $800 - $1,000. The reason for the name Hot Damn? Well, if you can do it from $50 to $250, what do you say when you realize how much you can save? See? You say "Hot damn!"

You can use size #15, 17, 19, 35, or 50 needles...you can use three, four, five, six, or even seven strands of yarns.
You can use El Cheapo yarns or go whole hog with mohair, silks, nubbies, slubbies, or? You'll need approximately 700 yds. of each yarn to make an average size throw...add more if you want to make it bigger.

Make more sense? Sorry, I can't find any pics right now either.
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