Joyce’s Project–Relishing in the Plum Fields

Joyce's afghan

I’m working on another project for a dear friend, Joyce.  This afghan is done in the garter stitch.  The yarn selected for this project in Bernat Blanket (100% polyester).  The weight is 6 which makes it super bulky.  I’m using 10.5 circular knitting needles.  I think I’m about 5/8 done.  The projected dimensions will be 60 inches by 60 inches.  I’m separating each skein by a band of solid plum.  I decided to this to add interest to this afghan and make it a bit more interesting.

Black Ink Afghan

  On December 23, 2016 while in Baltimore, MD for Christmas, I started this garter-stitched afghan for my son-in-law.  The finished measurements are 80 x 57 inches.  I used 6 skeins of Bernat Blanket, Super Bulky weight, in Black Ink.  I finished it earlier this week and mailed it out to him.  My goal was to get it completed by his birthday and I’m ahead of schedule.  So, Happy Birthday, Ben!

Royal Blue Fuzzy Blanket

Finished knitting a fuzzy blue blanket in garter stitch.  Used three skeins of Bernat Blanket Brights. This blanket is finished with a simple edging in cream. Finished blanket is 51 x 49 inches.  I love working with this yarn as it washes well.

Cozy and comfy in Silver Slate

Win for last night!  What’s that you say?  Whose team won?  What was the score? What is the prize?

Calm down!  Let me explain.  The prize is a finished cozy and comfy knitted comforter in Silver Slate.  Finished size 68 x 66 inches.  This project took several weeks to complete.  The pattern is quite simple–the entire blanket is done in a garter stitch.  I used five skeins of Bernat Blanket and worked it on a pair of circular needles. Once the main part was done, I used a solid gray to crochet a two-row edging.  img_0941

The first row of the edging is single crochet stitches and four single crochet stitches at each corner.  The second row is a single crochet, chain 2, single crochet.  This is repeated and between the single crochet posts, there is a space of one single crochet.  See picture below to get a visual of this.

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Because of the bulkiness of the yarn, you cannot see a clear distinction of the single crochet space.  It was critical otherwise the effect would be quite different.  The effect I wanted was simple and sleek.

 

Silvery Slate Gray Afghan

Another yarn project is underway.  This one is an afghan for an adult.  I’ve selected Bernat Blanket yarn for this project.  This yarn is an ultra-cozy, super bulky chenille-style yarn.  I Love the fact that it comes in a wide range of stylish colors.  The variegated style adds so much character to a project and in the process is complimentary to any home decor.

So as not to detract from the texture of this yarn, I opted to use a garter stitch.  My foundation knit row consists of 130 stitches using 10.5 circular knitting needles.  I purchased five skeins of this yarn.  Each skein is 10.5 ounces.  I want this afghan to be quite large so anyone can wrap themselves up in it, sit on a sofa, and watch a movie or ball game.  Take a glance at the way the colors blend in this view

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For a closer look giving you a better idea  better idea of the texture, check out the photo below.

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Stay tune for progress updates!

Chunky Baby Blanket

Chunky Baby Blanket

What a wonderful feeling it was to have completed this knitting experiment with Chunky Yarn.  This was my first experience with Bernat Super Bulky Yarn. This yarn is soft and cuddly.  The color is Little Sandcastles.  I used size 11 straight knitting needles and cast on 88 stitches.  This blanket was worked in garter stitch.  I used two 10.5 ounce skeins to complete this project.  After blocking the baby blanket measured 40 by 40 inches.  It will make some little one feel nice and cozy.

 

Shades of Gray Afghan

Shades of Gray Afghan  Shades of Gray is the end product of a simple garter stitch afghan.  I used 2 skeins of Rainbow Tonal Boucle yarn and Size 8 knitting needles to make this finger light weight afghan.  I wanted it to be able to cover a teenager.  I casted on 210 stitches.  After that it was just a joy to continue knitting.  I love the striped effect.  Looks so comfortable.  Finished size is 62 by 62 inches.