Monday, March 17, 2014

Earth Tones Knitted Throw - Stashbusting for Stashaholics

I finished the Earth Tones Knitted Throw this past Friday.  As always, it felt great to get it done.  
Medium J is holding it up for the photo.  It looks smaller than what it is though, since Medium J is pretty tall.  The blanket fits me perfectly.
To make the blanket, I cast 125 stitches on my circular needle.
I knitted the blanket in blocks of color, which was 10 rows per color.  After 2 blocks of color, I then added a block of Aran.
Starting from the bottom, here is the color sequence:
Coffee
Medium Thyme
Aran
Burgundy
Pewter
Aran
Blue Suede
Buff
Aran
Carrot
Cornmeal
Aran
Burgundy
Medium Thyme
Aran
Carrot
Cornmeal
Aran
Pewter
Blue Suede
Aran
Buff
Coffee
Aran
Burgundy
Carrot
Aran
Medium Thyme
Cornmeal
There are 290 knitted rows in this throw...or 29 blocks of color.  
I've used 9 different colors (and skeins) of Red Heart Super Saver yarn.  I didn't need a whole skein of any color, although the skein of Aran was a large one instead of the regular size skein.  
Two of the skeins I bought new - Cornmeal and Buff.  The other 7 skeins of yarn came out of my yarn stash.  That makes this throw a Stashbusting for Stashaholics project!  Yay!

6 comments:

  1. Great color scheme! And thank you for the info on how much yarn it took. Sometimes I hesitate to start a project if I think I won't have enough yarn on hand, even when I'm stashbusting.

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    1. thanks. to clarify a bit further, i used 1 (7 oz) skein of each color except for the Aran color and i used 1 (14 oz) skein of it since i did two rows of color then one row of aran as my blanket pattern. i hope you give it a try.

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  2. Love your stash blanket, Shelley! Beautiful

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  3. Congratulations! I bet it feels so great to finish that and to de-stash so much yarn! It turned out great! I love it!

    I've been trying to figure out a way to make a throw with all my left over bits. Not sure if many of the bits are long enough for a stripe though. I'm still brainstorming. I'm de-stashing and have separated out all my whole skeins from all the left-overs and I have almost a whole bin of left-overs. I hope I can figure out an attractive way to use them.

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