The Left Over Mitered Blanket – Part 1

A friend of mine, Rosario, decided to start a mitered blanket with some sock yarn, and put up a post on her blog asking if anyone was interested in joining in. The idea is to make your own blanket using mitered squares and using only sock yarn. To turn the whole thing more interesting, she decided to ask if anyone was interested in swapping yarn, that way, the blanket would get a lot more variety.

 

 

I decided to join, but was to late for the first swap, not too worry, there will be more. So I rooted around in my basket of left over yarns and took out all the sock yarn that was deemed suitable (some is either too thin or too thick).

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I came up with the above basket-full of left over sock yarn, including: Malabrigo Sock, Yarn Adventures Sock, Yarn Adventures 570, Madeline Tosh Merino Light, Rendezvous Forever Sock, Easyknits.co.uk Super Biffle, Regia Sock Yarn, Garnstudio Drops Fabel & Delight, Rosarios4 Merinoland and several more.

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I only started on the 7th of January and managed to do 10 squares during the evenings.

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At the end of the day on the 11th of January I’d completed 20 squares.

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By the 18th my blanket was 42 squares large (6 by 7) and it’s currently on hold. While knitting on the squares I had an idea, but to realize this idea, I will need to buy a large quantity of one color of yarn.

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So here is the list of yarns I used and a schematic of the order in which I knit them.

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07-02-2015
001 – Easyknits.co.uk Super Biffle – Pebble Splash – 18g left
002 – Malabrigo Sock – 810 Cordovan – 17g left
003 – Yarn Adventures Sock – 222 Chartreuse – 2m left
004 – Yarn Adventures 570 – Girassol – 49g left

08-01-2015
005 –  Yarn Adventures 570 – Lusco Fusco – 11g left
006 – Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett – 04450 Exotic Color Easter – 11g left

09-01-2015
007 – Malabrigo Sock – 800 Tiziano Red – 5g left
008 – Ancient Arts Sock – Tortoiseshell TS01 – 4g left
009 – Yarn Adventures Sock – 214 Fireplace – 25g left

10-01-2015
010 – Yarn Adventures Sock – 224 Linen – 9g left
011 – Yarn Adventures 570 – Menta – 63g left
012 – Regia Galaxy Color Jupiter – 1852 Prometheus – 5g left
013 – Malabrigo Sock – 108 Botticelli Red – 20g left
014 – Malabrigo Sock – 204 Velvet Grapes – 51g left
015 – Dyed by Alfinete Sul – CPF2-2 Pinks & Purples – 11g left
016 – Malabrigo Sock – 808 African Violet – 4g left

11-01-2015
017 – Malabrigo Sock – 811 Eggplant – 46g left
018 – Yarn Adventures 570 – Olive Green – 6g left
019 – Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett – 03871 – 18g left
020 – Yarn Adventures Sock – 280 Smoke – 6g left
021 – Rosarios4 Merinoland – 10 Antique Rose & 19 Salmon – 4g & 2g left
022 – Fyberspates Sheila’s Sock – Pick & Mix – 35g left
023 – Abuelita Yarn 3ply – 705 & 706 Pinks – none left

12-01-2015
024 – Rendezvous Forever Sock – Precious (blue) – 8g left
025 – Yarn Adventures Sock – 321 Winery – 21g left
026 – Rosarios4 Merinoland – 11 Dark Raspberry – 6g left

13-01-2015
027 – Yarn Adventures 570 – 34 Stone – 4g left
028 – Lanas Stop Primo Merino – 105  Antracite – 12g left

14-01-2015
029 – Garnstudio Drops Delight – 03 Blues – 14g left

15-01-2015
030 – Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino – Baby Blue – 16g left
031 – Garnstudio Drops Fabel – 103 Medium Blue – 9g left
032 – Garnstudio Drops Fabel – 101 Beige – 13g left

16-01-2015
033 – Garnstudio Drops Fabel – 400 Black & 101 Beige – 2m & 12g left
034 – Fibre d’Art Bluefaced Leicester – Forrest – 30g left

17-01-2015
035 – Rosarios4 Merinoland – 09 Dark Blue – 1g left
036 – Rosarios4 Merinoland – 09 Dark Blue & 02 Off White – 2g + 1m left
037 – Yarn Adventures 570 – 147 Noite Escura – 94g left
038 – Yarn Adventures 570 – 130 Flamingo – 108g left
039 – Regia Galaxy Color Jupiter – 1576 Janus – 38g left
040 – Yarn Adventures 570 – 142 Solar Power – 98g left
041 – Regia World Circus Color – 3755 – 94g left
042 – Yarn Adventures Sock – 288 Dark Chocolate – 43g left

Before I carry on with the rest of the blanket, though I’m going to have to do some sewing in of ends, so that I don’t leave it all to the end.

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I love to travel and do crafts and spend time with friends and my dogs
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