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mwhite
03-01-2008, 10:40 PM
Finally got it blocked! Made with leftovers of acrylic and cotton blends. This one's for MEEEEEEEEEE!!! A nice 60" X 60" for the livingroom.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b94/MMQC/Knitted%20Items/002.jpg

knitqueen
03-01-2008, 11:12 PM
That looks wonderful!! And what a great way to use up yarn leftovers. 60x60 is such a great size too. Way to go!! :yay:

sue in canada
03-01-2008, 11:20 PM
That looks wonderful. What a great way to use up leftover yarn. I have never tried to make anything circular like that.

Newfygirl
03-02-2008, 08:28 AM
That is just beautiful and great colors.

losnana
03-02-2008, 09:44 AM
That is lovely! Is the border a knit stitch or crochet?

sylvia
03-02-2008, 10:19 AM
very beautiful
well done
is this the pinwheel blanket
sylvia:yay:

mwhite
03-02-2008, 10:28 AM
That looks wonderful. What a great way to use up leftover yarn. I have never tried to make anything circular like that.


Fairly easy... Started with dpns, doubled the sts for 3-4 rounds, place markers at intervals divided by six, then inc @ 2 sts before and after each marker every third round, switched to smaller circulars, then move up to longer ones as needed. I did about 9 rounds of each color or whenever the leftover ran out, increasing at rounds 2, 5 and 8. Clear as mud, huh? LOL!

mwhite
03-02-2008, 10:32 AM
That is lovely! Is the border a knit stitch or crochet?

It's a knit stitch taken from this lovely piece: http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/doilies/theresastablecloth.htm

My final stitch count was 528.

Mike
03-02-2008, 10:32 AM
Wow!

mwhite
03-02-2008, 10:39 AM
very beautiful
well done
is this the pinwheel blanket
sylvia:yay:

No, the pinwheel blanket actually increase at 10st intervals. Similar principle though. The pinwheel uses YOs to increase, I used Kfb to increase.

Any form of increase is acceptable. It can be done with any count for increases as long as your markers are placed evenly throughout. The increases must be balanced with knit rounds. On 6 sts. it's every 3rd round. On 8 sts, it's every 4th round. Not sure on the 10 st, you'd need to check the pattern.

If you'll notice, this one is hexagonal. The higher the st inc count, the rounder it will be when completed.

I'm working on a rug that will be felted, that is oval.

tootie44
03-02-2008, 11:02 AM
Very pretty!

boo1
03-02-2008, 11:04 AM
I've been wanting to knit a throw.

Great work! :yay:

Knit4Fun
03-02-2008, 11:23 AM
That turned out really pretty...great job!!! :muah:

knitternut
03-02-2008, 11:31 AM
I love this rug, someday I will make a rug too.

mwhite
03-02-2008, 11:37 AM
I love this rug, someday I will make a rug too.


This is the afghan but it would be a nice rug made from heavier or triple stranded yarn! Great idea:thumbsup: ....gotta save those leftovers.

auburnchick
03-02-2008, 01:12 PM
Oh gosh! That is beautiful!!!! Wow!!!!!

knit2btied
03-03-2008, 12:59 AM
What a neat looking original afghan! Pretty!

Debkcs
03-03-2008, 04:40 AM
My final stitch count was 528

Good heavens! How did you manage all of those stitches?

However, you do good work, it's beautiful!

GinnyG
03-03-2008, 08:29 AM
GREAT way to use left overs and so pretty.

dustinac
03-03-2008, 11:01 AM
Very pretty!! I love the colors...:thumbsup:

mwhite
03-03-2008, 11:02 AM
Good heavens! How did you manage all of those stitches?

However, you do good work, it's beautiful!

Single strand, with a size #10.5 circular Clover needleset. Not difficult at all and could've gone another 100 sts. I like to do these larger items to build my knitting stamina then the smaller ones are a breeze...;)

Jaxhil
03-03-2008, 11:27 AM
Very nice!! A great way to use up those leftovers, it really looks pretty!

jesskate97
03-03-2008, 01:42 PM
This is very pretty!!! What kind of yarn would you use for a rug?

Staci

MAmaDawn
03-03-2008, 04:33 PM
That's Awesome!

I don't quite understand how this works... how do you keep it from making a tube like circular knitting usually does? I'd like to make a round shawl....

mwhite
03-03-2008, 04:42 PM
This is very pretty!!! What kind of yarn would you use for a rug?

Staci

You can use Rug yarn, which I understand is still available. I'm using 100% wool (Patons Classic Merino) for the rug I'm making, but it will be felted and won't have more than 400 sts when done. http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76598

I don't know why you couldn't use any acrylic and just use 2 or 3 strands but keep in mind that it's going to be extremely heavy and you'd probably have to use a circular needle with a tether line of at least 60" using 2 or 3 strands.

mwhite
03-03-2008, 04:45 PM
That's Awesome!

I don't quite understand how this works... how do you keep it from making a tube like circular knitting usually does? I'd like to make a round shawl....

With a tubular piece, you have the same stitch count on each round. With circular, you increase at markers every second, third or more rounds. Your stitch count increases with each inc round. Got it? ;)

jesskate97
03-03-2008, 05:20 PM
Are you using single stranded of the wool for the rug?

Staci

mare-nitt
03-03-2008, 05:21 PM
Looks great.

The.Knitter
03-03-2008, 05:26 PM
Simply beautiful......

mwhite
03-03-2008, 05:33 PM
Are you using single stranded of the wool for the rug?

Staci

I'm using 2 strands of wool for the rug but I think that since it's being felted it could have been done with one. Two just makes it a bit thicker when felted.

Abbily
03-03-2008, 05:37 PM
That's fabulous! :)

Jen17
03-05-2008, 01:14 AM
Wow Mary, that is beautiful!! I'm glad you made it for yourself!!:yay:

Jen:knitting:

princessbonniejane
03-05-2008, 04:11 PM
that is beautiful.

ah
03-09-2008, 05:00 PM
That's a lot of knitting. Looks great!