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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Finished at last!!!!

The "Mitered Crosses" blanket ( pattern available as a PDF download for a donation to help with the Japanese Tsunami victims) is finished! I used all wool and silk for this blanket. It is put together with whip stitch since it was worked in garter stitch. Then I added extra horizontal bands of garter stitch in the back ground yarn (lavender). Edges were lavender crochet, single then double. Ending with a single crochet row of the variegated Silk Garden ( by NORO) and a double crochet edge of worsted weight hand-dyed by Brown Sheep Company.



Here is a view of the blanket showing the beautiful crosses made from the "Silk Garden" skeins!




This was the most fun thing I have ever knitted! It is going as a gift to my BIL and SIL for their birthdays.....I may have to knit another one!

3 comments:

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Wonderfully beautiful knitted blanket - and so much work. It came out so lovley.

Shopgirl said...

Beautiful just isn't enough, and to help others is blessed to be a blessing...Big Hugs, mary

gma said...

Lila that is gorgeous. You are inspiring. Love your new blog header picture too. So cute and yea you are following your bliss. Nothing better than that!

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