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Topic: Chunky Cabled Blanket - The Perfect Summer Knit for Air Conditioned Houses  (Read 8823 times)
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« on: July 15, 2010 04:22:50 PM »

I just finished up this terrific chunky cabled blanket for onegroovyday for the FOC Wist Swap.  She received today which means I can finally share photos!

The blanket is a pretty easy and repetitive knit.  The cabling is simple and helps to break up the monotony of the otherwise two-row pattern repeat.  The pattern is from Lion Brand's website (you can find the pattern here) and I used 9 skeins of LB Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.

Since this was actually the second time I've made this blanket, I was aware that the pattern actually calls for five separate knitted panels that are later sewn together.  Seaming is my enemy so this time around, I knit the blanket it one piece to avoid the stress.  It actually worked out quite well, however it proved to be a pretty warm and heavy knit.  Near the end, I had three pounds of blanket to move around which got pretty tiresome on my hands.

BUT, I was able to start and finish the blanket in a little less than a week, though I'll admit to doing not much more than knitting during that time.  I hope she likes the blanket.. it certainly was a fun knit!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010 04:44:16 PM »

Beautiful! I don't know why she wouldn't love it!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010 04:50:06 PM »

Beautiful!  If she doesn't love it, I'll take it!!  Grin

« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010 08:21:45 PM »

Wow... you are such an amazing knitter! All your projects should be in magazines. This is gorgeous!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010 07:03:40 AM »

NINE skeins of Thick and Quick?!?! Sounds like a great super-quick project to me!  This is great: love the cables!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010 09:28:07 AM »

I am green with envy, this is gorgeous, wowsers OGD is one lucky lady.

Absolutely gorgeous, alsmost makes me want to go through the pain of teaching myself to knit  Roll Eyes

« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010 11:34:10 AM »

That's beautiful! I love Think and Easy, it makes for super warm, quick projects.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010 03:51:22 PM »

Exceptional in every way! The color is especially fantastic - one of my favorites Smiley. OGD is sooo lucky to have received this. I bet she is totally thrilled.

« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010 08:05:21 AM »

A lovely knit!  I really like the lack of seams -- great idea.  Fewer future repairs will be needed.  I may make one of these as a Christmas gift!  I also really like the color!  Nice choice!

« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010 09:28:31 PM »

I made this blanket as a christmas git to my parents. I had enough trouble lugging around the panels let alone knitting it as one whole piece! Go you! It looks phenomenal! Grin

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