Monday, April 28, 2014

Nantucket Throw

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Over the weekend I knit up a Nantucket Throw that will be in the shop later today as a store sample. This knit took about 3 hours to do, I just didn’t have 3 consecutive hours to knit it as I was out of town on a business trip and it was a busy weekend. It’s so fun to work with and my arms got a great work out while doing so. Though, if I had one entire evening to sit down & knit, I could have finished it from cast on to cast off in one go. This used 150 yards, which is 1100 grams of Loopy Mango Big Loop Merino in Ivory. It’s so soft to work with and definitely different to work with than all smaller weights of yarn. I used US 50 - 25.0 mm needles that came in the kit, and those were really nice to work with as well. The unblocked finished size is 28"x53". With blocking, it should block a bit larger. I just need to find a space to block something this large!

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I do plan to make one for my house, as it’s so cozy to sit under.

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5 comments:

Hattie Tavares said...

Wow, that is quite the blanket! Very cool.

Teena in Toronto said...

It's gorgeous! Good job!

Spinner said...

Love it! It was so squishy and awesome. Maybe I'll treat myself for my bday... ;)

Monica said...

Having seen and felt it firsthand, I love it! So squishy soft!!

g-girl said...

It looks cozy! Dang, size 50 needles?? What are the dimensions on it? It looks kind of narrow.