Secrets Revealed! Part 3

This is the last of the secrets from this post I can reveal. Not only is the last project not finished but it wasn’t an Xmas present and the recipient does not know it exists, so that still has to wait for someday to come along.

But this one I can show you.

“I am making [something to keep a third someone warm] out of Vanna’s Choice held double and Berroco Peruvia Quick. Thick needles, thick yarn, easy pattern. Not sure how I’ll wash and block this, since I’m mixing wool and acrylic, but I will figure something out. It’s possible I’ve said too much about this one as a piece of it has already appeared on the blog (though I won’t say when).”

This item’s first appearance was just a few posts ago, when I showed you my teeny tiny needles and my way big huge needles all cuddled up like.

I even told you what it was – a Lacy Chunky Throw. Now I can tell you that it was for Dan’s grandmother and that a quick once-over with the iron set to steam was enough to even out the stitches a bit. This is an awfully stretchy pattern and fairly heavy yarn, so I expect over time it will stretch and relax itself out better than blocking would anyway.

Here it is catching some rare December daylight before being wrapped up and sent to its new home:

Pattern: Lacy Chunky Throw by Wenlan Chia
Needles: 15 mm
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Olive (I think, but it’s been years and all the ball bands are long gone) and Berroco Peruvia Quick in color 9152
Size: 39″*36″ or so when flat. Given the amount of stretch in this pattern, depending on which side you pick it up by the measurements can change drastically.
Started: October 28, 2012
Messed Up: Repeatedly. At one point I realized I’d added over 20 stitches to the lace section, turning it into more of a branching lace section, and had to start the whole thing over. Which was very sad making as I was about 2/3 done (or so I thought) at the time.
Finished: December 24, 2012

And that is all the Xmas for others that I have to share with you. Tomorrow: Xmas for ME shall be revealed!

6 thoughts on “Secrets Revealed! Part 3

  1. This is awesome! I’m on a bit of a blanket knitting kick right now, and I love that it went fairly quickly. I’ve always found the best blocking method for blankets is use.

    1. I used to crochet a lot of blankets, but after several years of knitting I’m just now starting to make blankets. I have 3 going right now and I think I’m hooked.

    1. Thanks! It was really easy to memorize and once I bothered to pay a little attention to what I was doing it was very easy to read where I was in the pattern. I would definitely make this again, though probably in one color to avoid the tangling horror this project was at times.

  2. Oooh I love this!! I need a fast blanket to counter act my never ending Lizard Ridge. (Which, I’m sure would go faster if I would just knit the blocks already…)

    1. Yes, I agree that actually knitting a thing does really make it go faster. But knitting something all in one piece with chunky yarn and huge needles is another very good tactic. I’d say this could be knocked out in an ambitious weekend.

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