Thursday, September 10, 2009

How I love noro when it's crochet

This is the finished outcome of my three balls of noro kureyon sock yarn, colourway number S185.

It's hard to tell from these photos but the blanket measures about 30 inches square and has yet to be blocked.

I did use up all three balls but only had enough left over for one side of the blanket edging. Instead of ripping back an entire round of double croceht stitches, I dived into my stash bins to find the leftovers from the ends of days wrap. I was pleased to discover the dark green colourway from the wrap was very close in tone to the dark green in the blanket. I finished off the edging, which was a simple single crochet stitch around the blanket, but didn't like having 3/4 in green and 1/4 in burgundy.

Luckily for me I had enough green still left over and did a second single crochet stitch edging around the blanket. Which I love. All in all I used 10 grams or 46.2 yards of green for the edging. I know this because I weighed the yarn prior to starting the edging so that I knew how much I had to play with (there was a total of 19 grams)

If you want to see it in person, its currently on display at the shop here in the T-dot. It will be taking a road trip this saturday to the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters fair. So don't forget to stop by the Purple Purl's booth and have a look see.


Team Knit ! said...

congrats on finishing the blanket!! I'll have to pop by the Purl to have a look. Great job!!

- Julie

Jasmine said...

Looks great!