Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In Progress: Betty Shrug

This is just a quick update on my in-progress. I've been working on this crochet shrug called Betty for a little bit. It's a freebie from Berroco, and I've subbed the Misti Tonos Pima Silk in grey. I was originally going to wear it to my friend's 40th birthday party on Aug 6, but clearly that didn't happen.  It's using up a decent amount of yarn, I'm predicting 5 skeins in the end. I think it would probably look really good made with a kid mohair :-)

This is the original pattern Betty

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Finito! Moderne Log Cabin Baby Blanket

We FINALLY finished our summer project!  It is the Moderne Log Cabin Baby Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting. We used Cascade 220 Superwash and it is definitely an heirloom. The colours worked out great, and I think that you could use heathered charcoal grey (colour 900) as a substitute for the dark mossy green (860). 

The blanket came out nice and big, 34" x 48", and used up a good amount of yarn (garter stitch will do that). If you want to make it a for a bit less money I think it would also look nice using Berroco Vintage:
  • 3 skeins of 5101 mochi (cream)
  • 3 skeins of 5107 cracked pepper (grey)
  • 2 skeins of 51190 cerulean (blue)
  • 2 skeins of 5175 fennel (green)

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