Saturday, October 17, 2009

Two Scrap-ghans..........


….one for baby, one for youth. Both are made with double strands of wool using an N hook. The constant strand in the baby blanket is Bear Farms sport yarn; in the youth blanket it’s an angora strand. The rest is made of those little 2” balls of leftovers, Russian joined. At the end there are just 4 ends to weave! The pattern is #43 from ‘101 Stitches for Afghans’, my new favorite pattern – mindless but not boring. I also like this pattern because it will accommodate mixing various weights of yarn without ending up lumpy and misshapen. Both blankets are very warm, but the youth with the angora is also ultra soft.



6 comments:

GenKnit said...
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cti said...

this looks great! what a good idea. I can just about feel the angora from the picture, they will be very cozy!

Irishrose51 said...

Can someone explain "Russian joined". I hate weaving ends.
Mary

duraknit said...

Mary, here's one good tutorial on the Russian join: http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/russian-join.shtm (if that doesn't come through as a hyperlink, just copy it and put it in your browser window).

There are quite a few others, and there are videos on YouTube as well, so google the term if you need more information.

--Elizabeth

GenKnit said...
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Reed said...

Thank you Annette for showing us your beautiful blankets.

I've noted #43 in the 101 Stitches for Afghans so I can try it.

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