I am using all Chromatic Yarns DK. The first skein was called Metagaming Pigeon and the Second is called Eldritch Blast. I used Eldritch blast to make a knitted bralette some time ago.
I think the two sets of colors really look nice up against one another. I have a pseudo rainbow type thing planned that will end again with the Metagaming Pigeon color. For some reason my stash had two of the same color so I thought it would be cool to begin and end with matching yarn.
Spring may start tomorrow but Kansas didn’t get the memo. A fire has been cozy the past several days. I have been feeling the vibes for my Chromatic Yarns ZigZag blanket.
I am just about to finish the first skein and join the next color. I thought I had taken a photo of the fade I had decided on. But I can’t find it anywhere. So I am going to re-lay out the colors and set my new order.
It still takes me a good 35 to 45 minutes to work a full row and return row. So this won’t be done anytime soon but I have the blanket pattern memorized and it’s good easy knitting now. Happy Knitting!!
This past weekend held the KnitGirllls monthly Patreon zoom. My family had just come home from a 4 hour circus that had everyone over loaded from the spectacle of it all. The rest of the family opted for a movie where I opted for wine, cheese and knitting.
I’m making ever so slow progress on my Chromatic Yarns ZigZag Blanket. I think I have added at least five more garter ridges since last I showed you. I had a lovely 2 hours of self care time before diving into dinner and bathtimes.
I traveled to see my GG for her 90th birthday. I pulled out my hibernating Chromatic Yarns ZigZag Blanket. It was great car knitting. The pattern is getting easier but with 300+ stitches it takes me over an hour to work the pattern and return row.
I think I am about halfway through the first skein of this DK yarn. This blanket will be a fade of my hoard of Chromatic Yarns DK stash. I love her speckles and color sense. I just need like 1,000 hours to get all these stitches done!
I couldn’t wait any longer, I cast on a Zigzag blanket from my stash of Chromatic Yarns DK.
This will hopefully be throw sized as there are over 300 stitches on my needles. It was a lot of counting to get the zig zag set up successfully. But now I hope it’s going to cruise along. I am using size 5 needles with DK weight yarn.
I have the colors laid out to make a fade of sorts. I will knit until I run out of my current color and then add the next. The yarn is variegated enough that I don’t think actually fading would add that much. So simple and stead it is!
This should make for some cozy winter knitting. Happy Knitting!!
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky in Solstice Heather, Cobblestone Heather and Red.
Needles: US 13s
Mods: Cast on 144 total stitches and worked extra stripe repeats. I also added fringe/tassels. My Rav notes are here.
I really wanted to use up every last inch of yarn and I had pretty decent sized balls when I bound off. So I thought…tassels! I measured and broke up my remaining yarn and added them to the points of my chevrons. This took the yardage of this blanket to 1,006 yards! I know the tassels are the most baby friendly but I can always remove them later. But for now I adore them!
I haven’t taken finished measurements yet but I have washed and dried this blanket. The above photo is taken on our king sized guest bed and it covers a good sized portion of it. Most of all, I’m just beyond thrilled to have over 1,000 yards of acrylic out of my stash and put to proper good (and washable) use!
The last stripe is blue and I have almost a full ball to do it. I will certainly have leftovers and I have a small ball of grey and tiny ball of red left as well. My brain is thinking old school tassels on each of the points of the chevrons? Maybe not the most practical for a baby but would use up the last of yarn and give this piece a vintage feel.
I guess I could always add them and take them off later? Thoughts?
I feel like I need to do a little pat on my own back. I have powered through a whole metric ton of bulky weight knitting. I have reached the halfway point on my Zen Yarn Garden Chevron Baby Blanket.
I have used up just under half of the blue and grey yarn. And then I added in the middle color block of red. Instead of measuring these rows I simply knit until I ran out of red. This took just over 1.4 skeins of bulky red yarn out of my stash FOREVER….bwahahahaha.
I think the solid middle section in that pop kind of color really add to the color blocking of it all. And makes the blanket less sedate and more fun. It kind of blows out on camera but I adore it in real life.
And smart Rachelle decided to start weaving in my ends. I plugged on some episodes of The Good Place and went to town with my darning needle. I got all the loose ends woven but I’ll wait to trim them until after its washed and blocked. I only have four stripe sections left and this blanket will be done!
I reached the next checkpoint in my Zen Yarn Garden Baby Blanket. I finished up the stripes and got into the solid red chunk that will be in the middle. I’m feeling pretty proud considering I had knit a partial blanket that was too small, ripped that back and started again, just to get back to the point I was at when I pulled it all back.
This bright pop of red is just SOOOO much and I love it. It really livens up the neutral quality of navy and black.
The semi-bad part is that I’m now solid on red section island. No stripe changes to keep my interest, its all just knitting until I run out of red yarn. We shall see how well this goes…..