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Scrap Blanket

Friday, 05.23.14

I’m not sure if it counts as a “scrap blanket” when I’ve made two blankets out of the same “scraps” but I’m going with it.

Manorette scrap blanket 1

This blanket might look familiar.  I used the same left over yarn I used for the Zig Zag Blanket.  That blanket turned out really fun.  I was tempted to make that same pattern again.  Then thought it might be tremendously boring to make the same blanket with the same yarn.  So I looked around for another idea.  I came across the Log Cabin pattern.  I’m not very fond of sewing together pieces.  To avoid that tedious task I just kept going with the pattern.  Around and around.

Manorette scrap blanket 2

I started with a stockinette, green square for the center.  From there I made striped logs pulling along a color from the previous log.  Green with red to red with grey to grey with black, etc.  I finished the whole thing with a green border.  In an attempt to make it look a bit more square, I added a single crochet edge.

Manorette scrap blanket 3

Manorette scrap blanket 4

I used Berrocco Comfort Solid and Heathers with size 10 circular needles.  I makes for a cozy, drape-y blanket.  Not dense but not too loose either.

Manorette scrap blanket 5

This cuddly blank is on it’s way to Project Linus.

Zig Zag Blanket

Sunday, 09.01.13

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Like I said, I love making things for babies.  Blankets are a great gift to make.  Practical and pretty and long lasting.

Adult size blankets seem, well, unlikely.  They use so much yarn.  Even when you find yarn on super amazing sale that is still a TON of yarn.  It takes so long to make that it sit in the To Do pile for so long it just taunts you.  A baby blanket though is much friendlier.  I know I can accomplish a baby sized blanket.  Babies are little!

I’ve been working on a knitted zigzag blanket over the summer.  (Another perk for the small size is that you can work on it in the summer and not get overheated as it sits in your lap.  It is just a little thing remember).  I got the idea from this pattern found on Ravelry; Pram Baby Blanket.  It is made from scrap sock yarn and is a fantastic collection of colors.  I haven’t ventured into sock making yet but I do have an abundance of worsted weight yarn from baby sweaters and animals.  I used Berrocco Comfort Solid and Heathers.  I like that the nylon/acrylic blend is soft but practical for cleaning.

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I used green for the border and in the interior.  For some reason, I had a lot of green.  I don’t remember what I thought I was going to make with it but I’m glad I had it for this  I didn’t plan out my colors before starting.  I just grabbed as I went.  There started to be a little bit of a pattern in width of stripes but it really doesn’t repeat in any meaningful way.

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I’m very happy with it.  It is just what I thought it would be.  I don’t know what more I could ask for than that…accept maybe for someone to weave in the ends for me.  There were A LOT of ends to weave in!

This blanket is on its way to Project Linus.

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I'm Margaret and I like to make things: in the kitchen, on my knitting needles, with the sewing machine, and for the home. Manorette is a delightful home to share my inspiration and maybe some goof ups. It is never a grand manor.
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