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Ingrid
07-11-2007, 11:53 AM
This started out as a throw, I guess, but I got carried away.:teehee: It took about 36 balls of color 239 Noro Silk Garden and a month. It's just mitered squares knitted together with an attached icord around it to try to keep it from curling. It hasn't been blocked, and I'm not sure it will be, but it will fit on my bed.

auburnchick
07-11-2007, 11:54 AM
That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

:passedout::passedout::passedout:

newamy
07-11-2007, 11:55 AM
WOW! It is lovely and you are such a fast knitter. :happydancing:

nik
07-11-2007, 12:19 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!! I hope you post pictures of it in your room too ;)

cam90066
07-11-2007, 12:33 PM
Wow...it has an interesting 3-D quality. :) Looks fab!!

cam

marykz
07-11-2007, 12:42 PM
oooooooooooh! Wow! Noro seems just made for that mitered square technique. what a treasure!

debinoz
07-11-2007, 12:44 PM
That looks great!! I'm going to swear off this section of the forum.....makes me feel REALLY inept!

Jan in CA
07-11-2007, 12:50 PM
That is amazing! So you used an attached i-cord to put them together or just around the edge?

Newfygirl
07-11-2007, 12:54 PM
Ingrid - that is truly stunning!

Lisa_H-Town
07-11-2007, 01:02 PM
That looks great!! I'm going to swear off this section of the forum.....makes me feel REALLY inept!

Nawww, look at it as INSPIRATION! :inlove: When I see gorgeous stuff like this, is motivates me want to get better!

Absolutely - Awesome blanket!

Braden
07-11-2007, 01:02 PM
Absolutely amazing!

AnreeAce
07-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Oh, somebody catch me! :thud:

And Crayola likes it too! :inlove:

Gorgeous work, as always! :notworthy:

KnittingNat
07-11-2007, 01:06 PM
:passedout::passedout::passedout:Ingrid - you are a true guru :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

redheadrachel
07-11-2007, 01:06 PM
Oh.my.goodness. It's amazing!!!! You rock :D

Ingrid
07-11-2007, 01:12 PM
Thank you, everyone!:aww:

The beauty is in the yarn, and the knitting was really simple--just a lot of it. I just cast on 51 stitches, did a double decrease in the center, purled across the back, and worked it until I got down to one stitch left. Then I made another piece and picked up down the side of that and up the side of the other and made another section. The only pieces that were knit individually were the bottom ones. The rest is all knit together. To fill in the sides, I knit in triangles that had to be mattress stitched along one side, but I made sure I did that as I went, or I knew I'd have sides that flapped in the breeze.

It looks, as much knitting does, much more complicated than it was.

Slim
07-11-2007, 01:37 PM
Beautiful, gorgeous!! Is this from a particular pattern, or did you design it yourself?

Stiney
07-11-2007, 01:38 PM
:passedout:

:notworthy:

And the Ingrid knit, and it was good.

Yarnmen.

KnittingNat
07-11-2007, 01:47 PM
:passedout:

:notworthy:

And the Ingrid knit, and it was good.

Yarnmen.
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

AmandaC
07-11-2007, 01:55 PM
W O W :thud:

absolutely wonderful :passedout:

amosellie
07-11-2007, 02:02 PM
That is just beautiful!!!! You are an inspiration!!

HamaLee
07-11-2007, 02:11 PM
I'm dying of heat and humidity, even in my office...but I really really want to be curled up under than blanket right now!
:cheering:

Stiney
07-11-2007, 02:19 PM
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

And the Ingrid said, "Be ye not afraid, but trust ye the pattern, and all will be well."

MerigoldinWA
07-11-2007, 02:39 PM
Ingrid,

That is just beautiful!! :cheering: :cheering: I have never used any of this yarn. In the picture is looks kind of indistinct and fuzzy, even looks like it was felted. I suppose this is just the look of the yarn. :drool: The colors you chose are lovely too. It must have been fun to knit and see the different blocks come up in different colors and how they all fitted together. That's the kind of project that keeps us all knitting just...one... more...row. :lol: Merigold

UnspeakableJoy
07-11-2007, 02:43 PM
It's BEAUTIFUL!! :notworthy: It has an almost feathered look to it, very stunning!! :balloons:

lauraknits
07-11-2007, 03:54 PM
Woooooo!

:passedout:

Soooooo preeeeetty!

threesmom
07-11-2007, 03:55 PM
And the Ingrid said, "Be ye not afraid, but trust ye the pattern, and all will be well."


:roflhard::roflhard:

Ingrid - that is truly awe-inspiring. Truly. You may try to pawn it off on yarn choice, you humble one, but we know better - it's inspiring. Hell, I can't even make that good of a yarn choice!

Fiestaknitter
07-11-2007, 03:57 PM
WOW!
I don't think I have seen a prettier piece using the silk garden. It is absolutely stunning. Well done!

Stiney
07-11-2007, 03:58 PM
I love how the mitered squares look like dragon scales. :inlove:

Snugglebugmom
07-11-2007, 04:04 PM
Totally gorgeous!! I am with Threesmom, I can't pick a yarn to save my life and I admire both your knitting and your choice of material. You are so talented!!!!

phisch
07-11-2007, 04:15 PM
Wow, wow, wow! Beautiful colors. Amazing bit of knitting.:thumbsup:

CateKnits
07-11-2007, 06:42 PM
Holy :!!!: , Ingrid! :thud:

Jan in CA
07-11-2007, 06:49 PM
And the Ingrid said, "Be ye not afraid, but trust ye the pattern, and all will be well."

:roflhard: You should write a book, Stiney!! :roflhard:

So you picked up stitches along the side of the finished piece and then continued on? So there was no seaming of all the squares at the end.. awesome!

mks22300
07-11-2007, 07:11 PM
Wow Ingrid, it's beautiful! :heart:

Ingrid
07-11-2007, 07:56 PM
Thanks, everyone!!:muah:

Stiney, you are a riot!!!:rofling:

I was going to make another entrelac blanket with the yarn, but decided that it didn't want to do that again right away, so I was going to make 4 big mitered squares, but didn't know how many to cast on. So I made a bunch. I'd seen a similar pattern somewere in garter, but like the look of stockinette better.

The yarn is a bit fuzzy, and has different textures as well as colors. It IS a yarn where you just want to get to the next color, then the next section, then finish the row of squares. I kind of miss working on it.:shrug:

It won't be on my bed for a while, though. Just the thought of getting under it in the weather we've been having makes me break out in a sweat.:ick:

Doodknitwit
07-11-2007, 08:05 PM
:star: wow!!!!

ADAllen
07-11-2007, 08:30 PM
That is really breathtaking. I love it!

chrislt8
07-11-2007, 08:31 PM
As a fairly new knitter...no words...just...no words :passedout: beautiful!

Mariblue
07-11-2007, 08:34 PM
:inlove::passedout::inlove: That is just so pretty!

kristinw
07-11-2007, 10:12 PM
:passedout: That is just stunning! It is just so appealing to look at!

AussieYank
07-12-2007, 02:56 AM
Can't think of anymore words than what everyone has already said. :yay: You go, girl!

nonny2t
07-12-2007, 04:04 AM
That looks great!! I'm going to swear off this section of the forum.....makes me feel REALLY inept!

I used to think that way until I realized there are no inept knitters and that we should just love to do the projects we do and be proud of them. I am sure Ingrid would be the first to tell you that she definitely didn't start out doing this!

I also came to the conclusion that I might never be able to be in this category, but that is ok. I love the things I do especially for other people and if they enjoy them, that is all that matters.

Ingrid: This is exceptional as always!

GinnyG
07-12-2007, 07:41 AM
WOW WOW WOW!!!

Debbie
07-12-2007, 09:01 AM
Soooooo pretty!

kemp
07-12-2007, 11:49 AM
Beautiful! The silk garden was the perfect choice.

Ingrid
07-12-2007, 08:43 PM
Thank you!

Kemp--you are connected to the second half of the blanket. :teehee:

It really wasn't hard.

And Nonny--you're right. I've come a long way in the past few years of knitting seriously. Plus since I learned as a kid, I feel like its always been part of my life. The Barbie skirts I first knit weren't all that hot.:rofling:

soobeeoz
07-13-2007, 05:25 AM
It's beautiful! :cheering:

Ronda
07-13-2007, 08:08 AM
Wow.

Sorry - my "picture" didn't post properly.

mwedzi
07-13-2007, 08:20 AM
oh, my, goddess! :passedout:

PugMom
07-13-2007, 09:41 AM
That is beautiful! All that lovely Noro... Yum!

pandaca
07-13-2007, 10:59 AM
That. Is. Amazing. :notworthy:

Yvonne
07-14-2007, 08:41 AM
Oooohhhhhh.
Wow, wow, I love that so much!
Ingrid, that is a masterpiece.:inlove:

Hygiene Mama
07-14-2007, 11:55 AM
That is the most beautiful throw I've ever seen! 36 skeins! WOW! Great job......I love it!

Ingrid
07-15-2007, 10:58 AM
Thanks, everybody!:muah:

syndactylus
07-15-2007, 12:11 PM
:shock:
:zombie:
:shock:
you could switch it back and forth between the fridge and the bed.
:grin:
that's one of the prettiest things I've ever seen.

Susan P.
07-16-2007, 05:54 AM
LOL I empathise with the 'inept' comment as I didn't even understand Ingrid's explanation (purl "along the back"??? say wha??) LOL..but it's beautiful Ingrid.

KnittingNora
07-16-2007, 06:26 AM
Wow, that really is beautiful - do I spy a cat playing on it :cheering::cheering:

Ingrid's signature phrase has become my mantra when things look like they are going wrong, or not how I expected!!! Trust the pattern, trust the pattern is chanted until all is well again :roflhard:

Susan P.
07-16-2007, 06:33 AM
My ONLY caveat re trusting the pattern is that sometimes you need to know exactly what to do to follow it. Sometimes terms of instructions to a relative newcomer to the craft aren't that clear. But it's a good learning curve for sure and seeing these examples are great because they give you something to strive towards.

Ingrid
07-16-2007, 10:17 AM
LOL I empathise with the 'inept' comment as I didn't even understand Ingrid's explanation (purl "along the back"??? say wha??) LOL..but it's beautiful Ingrid.

That must be my explanation, then, because you just purl the stitches on the back of the squares--you know, stockinette.:teehee:

And yes, that's Crayola. She thought it was for her.:shrug:

Thanks for the praise, everyone!

twowackykids
07-19-2007, 09:21 PM
That is BEAUTIFUL.

iwaly444
07-20-2007, 05:58 PM
hi there:)
i have wanted to do an afghan in noro silk garden on kuryeon, however the price was out of my pocket book :(
over $300 is way over,hehe,but still i wanna hehe
peace&blessings all
mary~

iwaly444
07-20-2007, 05:59 PM
duh on me, i forgot to say: job well done!!!!!

loveswildflowers
07-20-2007, 06:06 PM
Just GORGEOUS! An heirloom to treasure. Wish I was in your family.:drool:

feministmama
07-20-2007, 06:11 PM
Thank you, everyone!:aww:

The beauty is in the yarn, and the knitting was really simple--just a lot of it. I just cast on 51 stitches, did a double decrease in the center, purled across the back, and worked it until I got down to one stitch left. Then I made another piece and picked up down the side of that and up the side of the other and made another section. The only pieces that were knit individually were the bottom ones. The rest is all knit together. To fill in the sides, I knit in triangles that had to be mattress stitched along one side, but I made sure I did that as I went, or I knew I'd have sides that flapped in the breeze.

It looks, as much knitting does, much more complicated than it was.

I would love to see you write this out as a formal pattern and submit it to Knitty or someone. It is so fabulous.:cheering:

Ingrid
07-20-2007, 06:20 PM
First off, I got the majority of the yarn at half price from Little Knits and the rest at a very good price from our own Diva (kemp).

I guess I could write out the pattern. I feel like it's a technique more than a pattern, though.:think:

Thanks, though, everyone.

SusanMarie1956
07-20-2007, 06:49 PM
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Ingrid,

That is just beautiful! I wish I could fine patterns like that!

Susan

Ellen Edwards
07-20-2007, 08:04 PM
It's beautifully awesome, Igrid!! I wish you COULD write it out enough to explain how it's done. I haven't been successful at either of my 3 tries at mitered squares!!:pout:

Ingrid
07-20-2007, 08:48 PM
When I have the time and patience to sit down and write it all out, I will. I just don't want to rush through and leave something out that I think is obvious.

Ingrid
07-21-2007, 10:50 AM
http://www.knittingatknoon.com/afghanpatt.html

This is pretty much what I did--I guess I should have searched for this first. The difference is that I used 51 stitches for larger squares and did the whole thing in stockinette.

So I guess I don't have to write anything out, afterall.:teehee:

Lima
07-21-2007, 12:39 PM
i absolutely love it! I just now starting to make multi-direction knitting! it looks great!:thumbsup:

D
08-08-2007, 10:57 PM
I love love love that! Great job Ingrid!

feministmama
09-03-2007, 03:19 AM
Hey Ingy when you made each 'square" was it an actual square or more like a triangle? I'm getting an elongated trinagle that doesn't look right. If I use an uneven number to co then I should decrease by 2 stitches? I've ssen other mitered square patterns that say decrease by one when casting on uneven nuber of stitches. OK now I'm confused even more.:doh:

Ingrid
09-03-2007, 09:08 AM
They turned out like diamonds. I did a double decrease using the center 3 stitches--slip1, k2tog, psso.

RMB
09-03-2007, 11:10 AM
Wow..what an accomplishment! It is really beautiful...

tfs..
Rhonda

feministmama
09-03-2007, 01:41 PM
So like this?

Ingrid
09-03-2007, 02:43 PM
Yup--just like that!

feministmama
09-03-2007, 10:07 PM
So do I pick up stitches on side no 1 or side no 2?

Ingrid
09-03-2007, 10:26 PM
You go down side 1.

This site has essentially the same blanket. I didn't find it until after, but basically it's the same.http://www.knittingatknoon.com/afghanpatt.html

feministmama
09-03-2007, 10:44 PM
DOH! :doh:

Thanks Ingy, you RAWK!!!:muah:

Ingrid
09-03-2007, 11:02 PM
You go down side 1.

This site has essentially the same blanket. I didn't find it until after, but basically it's the same.http://www.knittingatknoon.com/afghanpatt.html

I don't rock too much. You should go down side 2.:shifty:

feministmama
09-04-2007, 02:05 AM
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: thanks