Sunday, February 28, 2016

A colorful finish...

This was a successful week in that it saw the finish of my Kilim Throw.  The Kilim was a very satisfying blanket to work on and it was really pretty quick work.  I started it on January 23rd and finished it on February 23rd.


Made with double stranded worsted it's super thick and will make a great winter time blanket. I finished just in time to enjoy this beautiful weekend (it's 65 degrees here in central Indiana today). Aaaahh... spring is in the air.  :^)   While it may be some months before I can truly enjoy this blanket, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Made with just about every color in Vanna's Choice yarn (which I find a bit muted anyway, and stranded with another color - even more so), it's got something of a vintage-y feel to it.


It would be fun to work up in some other (even more vibrant) colors.  Maybe?


To see what other Yoppers are creating visit our thread on Ravelry.




21 comments:

  1. Mmm that is gorgeous and another in all the brights would be fabulous!

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    1. I think so too. And maybe one in DK weight yarns!

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  2. Another beautiful finish, I do like the muted colors. I am drawn to vibrant colors. I'll bet this would be lovely in bright colors.

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  3. I love the blanket, it's muted vintage tones seem to suit it very well. Perhaps the next one you work will have to be in brights :)

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  4. Great great finish. You have made it so quickly. I Love the yarn color changes

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. It grew quickly because of the thickness of the double-stranded yarn and the large hook (size N). Well, that and it is a very easy stitch pattern. ;^)

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  5. Love it! Such pretty colours:)
    Happy Days,
    Jenn M

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    1. Hi Jenn! Thanks so much for your comments. I'd love to easily visit your blog, but there is no link back to it. On the chance that that isn't intentional I thought I'd mention it. It would make it so much easier to find you if you provided a link with your name. I love seeing your many different creative things. :^)

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  6. Oh I love the muted vintage effect. It's really lovely!

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  7. I love your blanket. And the colors are beautiful. more than once I've had my arms loaded with Vannas yarn and put it back! I have to de-stash first! I bet it's soft.

    Cindy Bee

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    1. I've enjoyed blankets I've made with Vanna's Choice. It makes a nice, soft blanket and wears well, too!

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  8. I absolutely love this blanket, Becki! Looks so cozy and warm. And you are super fast!

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  9. Gorgeous blanket. So soft and squishy looking. The colors are so nice even if they are a bit muted. It looks like the kind of blanket you would want to go over you when you needed a hug.

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  10. You gave me the hint for just what I've been looking for...muted colors! Thank you! That is one beautiful blanket! And one month? Good for you. My C-to-C was that way and a pleasure to work on. Yours is just gorgeous! Does 2 strands of worsted worked together make a "chunky" yarn? Just curious as I have no chunky but lots of worsted. What's next? I always love your projects and you do such beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sam! Yes, Working with double-stranded yarn and a big hook is what made this blanket so easy to finish so quickly. Well, that, and it was just plain fun to watch it grow. ;^) I'd say combining two worsted weight yarns (especially Vanna's Choice) will give you the same effect as if you're using a chunky or extra bulky yarn. Thinner worsteds may not, though. I used a size N hook. I probably could have used my big ole P hook, but I really wanted to use my pretty new wooden hook and it was a size N. It worked perfectly.

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  11. WOW this is gorgeous! I love ripples/chevron.

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