I couldn’t wait til Friday!
Over the weekend I finished my chevron blanket and baby star blanket.
The star only took about 20 minutes so I’m not really sure why I’d been avoiding it for so long.
After 2 weeks of almost entirely working with chunky yarn, it felt very strange to go back to baby DK yarn. A bit like working with dental floss!
I also finished the chevron afghan, after only two weeks. That was quite a bit quicker than I expected so I’m really pleased, I’ll be able to hand it over to my friend this week. I really hope he likes it.
So about the blanket. I love stats, so if you don’t then just admire the photos 😉
This afghan weighs juuust over 1.5 kg (1517g if you want to be accurate)
It measures 142cm x 181cm (it’s taller than me!)
The yarn is Painbox Simply Chunky in Vanilla Cream, Soft Fudge, Slate Grey, and Coffee Bean
It consists of 101 rows double crochet, and 2 rows single crochet with picots at the points
Each cream section is 8 rows of straight dc
Each section of contrast colour is back loop only dc, alternating 6 and 9 rows.
The side of each chevron is made of 13 stitches (my favourite number)
Each dc row contains 180 stitches
The total stitch count for the whole thing is 18,544 stitches.
I can’t believe I just made nearly 20,000 stitches….
I was planning to calculate the number of hours I spent on this, but after having to restart it 5 times to get the chevrons to actually chevron, I decided not to. Let’s just say every spare hour I had over the last 2 weeks.
So, does anyone have any tips for folding/rolling a mahoosive blanket so I can wrap it up before giving it to my friend? Or how to take good photos of something so large? Because I’m struggling!