Already a warm blanket on a chilly day
Tuesday January 11th 2022, 10:20 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

I love the texture of this, even if the cabling slows it down somewhat. It also makes the blanket denser and warmer: it takes, on average, about a third more yarn to make, say, a cabled Irish-type sweater than a plain, flat one–and that is why cheaper versions tend to leave the back boring straight-up stockinette stitch.


Seven repeats across plus the edging; the fifth 40-row vertical repeat is nearly done.

I had planned to do seven but may have enough yarn for eight.

And I wonder: why is it always easier to put more hours of a day into a project as it gets further along than at the beginning? Four and a half rows make an inch no matter where that inch is.

Actually, that’s not entirely true: as you add more wool and more weight, it seems to take more like four rows to get that inch to appear.

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That’s beautiful!

I suppose it’s knowing that you’re finishing, rather than starting that makes it seem faster. It could also be that you’ve warmed up your muscles and they actually are knitting faster.

Comment by Anne 01.11.22 @ 11:55 pm

That looks beautiful and so cozy!

I think once you get close to the end, the project starts having its own velocity and the knitter gets caught up in that. I’ve seen it happen many times.

Comment by ccr in MA 01.12.22 @ 7:43 am

I think Stephanie calls it “escape velocity. ?

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 01.12.22 @ 8:12 am

Wow, that is gorgeous. For me, it seems like that little bit takes forever.

Comment by Sharon Stanger 01.12.22 @ 8:00 pm

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