Hagrid’s Home Blanket

It is finally done!

In January I cast on what I was calling my Hagrid’s Home Blanket.

Called that due to the colors.

I found Caron Sprinkle Cakes (color Pecan Fudge) at Michaels on sale for $3.00/skein so I purchased 5 skeins to make a nice weight afghan.

This has been my “while I watch tv” project.

A simple garter stitch blanket, it was a nice mindless project.

A0229B0F-91C7-40B0-BA72-174A7E92A811

To make a nice braided edge look, I purled the last stitch and slipped the first stitch knit wise.

45B590E4-5C00-4CC4-B04B-97B9942C047D

Unfortunately, when I went to start the 5th and final skein, I realized I had picked up the wrong color.

Looking online, you can only order them from Michaels in packs of 3 and the store no longer stocked them.

So, stash diving I went.

I made a border on each end using Lion Brand Wool Spun in Honey and Lion Brand Jiffy in Silver Heather and I think they blend in nicely.

I was not totally successful in picking up stitches on the cast on edge…looks slightly wonky but seriously, who cares!

I have woven all the ends in, but have left some tails because I plan on using a little liquid stitch or Fray Check so the ends don’t “unweave” when I wash it (sacrilege I know, but I live with little kids so this is going to be washed quite a bit).

This is a nice weight blanket and I really like the earthy colors.

D7D5DAD1-4AAF-4A48-A6FA-EBF25C3AB4DC

F24A63D7-1F5A-41A1-8242-A41D9C9740E8

B357AFBC-B7E9-48FC-9808-D95E0DD6A5B3

Happy to have finished this before this years Year of Projects ends!

Next WIP to complete, my sock toes 😉

Have a great week!

Yarn: Caron Sprinkle Cakes, Lion Brand Jiffy and Lion Brand Wool Spun

Neeldles: 8mm circular

#LionBrandYarn

#CaronCakes

Linked to:

Creative Jewish Mom

Oui Crochet

 

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Hagrid’s Home Blanket

  1. MrsMcD918 says:

    Thanks! No, the Caron Cake does the color changes. They all start with a different color, so I tried to use them in an order that kept the colors/stripes uniform.

    Like

  2. Becki says:

    It’s beautiful, Ali. The Honey and Silver Heather colored yarns look great on the ends! And I love the garter stitch in this. What a luscious, cozy blanket. 🙂

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s