Project Finished!

Well I finally reached the peak of the mountain. After about 2.5 months, I have completed the Dogwood Blanket from Tin Can Knits pattern found in 9 Months of Knitting. It was a hard project for me as you saw in my previous blog posting (see link below), but I did it! I think it came out looking pretty good. I will defiantly keep my new little cousin warm.

Things I would change if I ever made this again:

1) I would block each piece as I go. I only blocked the first square to make sure it came out as a square and that I didn’t bind off too tight.  The white square was knit with a little tighter of a gauge so I had to really stretch it when blocking for sewing.

2) Possibly crochet the edges to make it a uniform square. As you can see some of the outer edges are wavy looking.

3) Pick bolder colors. I really like the blanket being different colors and wish I had picked some crazier colors.

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4 thoughts on “Project Finished!

  1. This looks great! I was soooo excited to make this for a friend. But I am now on Ravelry looking for a new pattern after frogging this one countless times. I started using a lifeline which helped with the frogging but even then once I had knit enough that I felt the pattern should be starting to show, it looked nothing like the picture. It was just a random mess. But I was so careful with my counting…. or so I thought :/

    Perhaps this one was too much for my first lace project.

    Congrats on finishing this and doing such a great job!

  2. Thanks! Yeah it was a tough one. I am advanced knitter and had lots of problems with the pattern. I defiantly had to do some improvising. I would say try some other lace patterns and go back to this one. After all, it does work up nicely once you find a way to work it.

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