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knitgal
09-01-2007, 08:20 AM
Last night I started the Quick-knit throw from the Lion Brand website that I'm making for my DBF's mom for Christmas. Here's the throw: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/70307A.html. I was going to use the same colours it calls for, but once I got them all together, they didn't look great. I chose yellow, leaf green and sage green instead and I think it's turning out very nicely.
This project is knit on size 50 needles, so it's knitting up VERY quickly! I've never knit on anything larger than a size 10 or so, and I felt like I was knitting with pointy logs. Everytime my DBF looked over at me last night, he laughed because of the size of the needles! It's worth it though, because after only a couple of hour's work, I knit over half of my throw (30 inches!). I'm thinking these might make amazing Christmas gifts....

jberry16
09-01-2007, 09:49 AM
looks like it'd be a nice warm throw, and what a fast knit...hummm...may have to try it. I was scared of the big stix when I saw them in the store how do you hold them? Is it a little akward?

knitgal
09-01-2007, 09:56 AM
It was a little awkward to start knitting with them, but now it's sort of fun. They're really light, which makes them easier to use and it knits up so quickly that it's quite satisfying so you want to keep going. Apparently they're really good for anyone with problems with their hands, like repetitive stress injuries or arthritis, neither of which I have.

Slim
09-01-2007, 10:42 AM
Can't wait to see pictures when it's done, which sounds like it will be soon!

jberry16
09-01-2007, 12:00 PM
sounds like something I will try in the near future, and I'd like to see pics too.

Pat in Ca
09-01-2007, 12:06 PM
the pattern calls for stockinette stitch..does it curl up at the ends?
thx
pat

knitgal
09-01-2007, 06:55 PM
Okay, so it's 6:50 and I've officially finished the throw....about 24 hours after I started it. I still have to put the fringe on one side, but the knitting is done! I can't believe it. It looks pretty good, fairly loose, large stitches and really long and narrow, sort of like a one person blanket. The edges do curl up a little, which I was worried about. I slipped the first stitch on each row, and I'm not sure I should have, the edges are sort of loose, but it may have curled more if I hadn't slipped them. I may have to experiment with another throw. They take so little time to make I think I have to make another one, or a variation on it. It's sort of boring looking since it's just stockinette stitch. I'd recommend making one, just for fun! I will post pictured as soon as I can!

hob
09-01-2007, 07:03 PM
i cant wait to see the pic and wow that was quick!.

Weebie
09-01-2007, 07:40 PM
Can't wait to see the pictures! It knit up so quick!!

StefannyJo
09-01-2007, 07:42 PM
I have been looking at the baby blanket version of this pattern. After hearing your testimonial I will definately try it... after I finish with the one I am working on now!! I can't wait to see picks!

PamJ
09-02-2007, 10:26 AM
Can't wait to see it! The colors sound lovely. After making a lot of prayer shawls with Homespun, I'd recommend tying a little knot on each piece of fringe. It tends to fray easily. I wonder if single crochet along the edges that are curling would help.

knitmonster
09-04-2007, 10:52 AM
I join with the others.... Please post pictures! I would love to make this blanket (but would like a sneak peak first).

veronikaj
09-04-2007, 01:56 PM
I'm really excited to see your pics. I own the Speed Stix and actually have the yarn all bought and ready to go for a similar throw off the LB site:

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60045A.html?noImages=0

I will be using similar colors in the pic, but I chose a dark blue instead of the brown. I'm happy to hear it's really as fast as the site says. I plan on starting mine after the weather gets a little cooler. :) -Ve

knitgal
09-04-2007, 07:58 PM
Okay, so I took a few pictures to show you guys what this actually looks like! I think I want to make another one out of rose, green and cream....hmmm
Veronikaj, it's actually the same throw, but different colours. You'll be shocked at how easy it is. Up here in Canada we're already building our igloos for winter, so I thought it would be okay to make this throw :wink:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/BrowsePhotos.jsp?&collid=636023635110.237284635110.1188950166655&page=1
I was trying to recreate the chair drapey thing they did on the Lion Brand site, but I think I failed!

jberry16
09-04-2007, 08:03 PM
I can't see it unless I'm a member of the site? your link just takes me to the sign in page. try copying and pasting the pic directly into your post.

knitgal
09-04-2007, 09:06 PM
Okay, finally, after much frustration...here they are...(I hope)

Jan in CA
09-04-2007, 09:12 PM
That came out beautiful!

jberry16
09-04-2007, 09:58 PM
very nice!

stagebear
09-04-2007, 11:27 PM
looks great!

i found that i didnt like slipping the first stitch of every row on size 50s, but thats just me.

Hsiaokuo62
09-05-2007, 01:11 AM
Gorgeous! That actually makes knitting Christmas presents seem do-able!

Laura

gems3125
09-05-2007, 01:15 AM
Okay, finally, after much frustration...here they are...(I hope)

That is so beautiful!! :hug::hug::)

KnittingNat
09-05-2007, 02:18 AM
I like it! Beautiful!

dustinac
09-05-2007, 10:20 AM
Very Pretty!! :happydance:

Suziblues
09-05-2007, 10:28 AM
Oh thats nice! I love the color's you picked.:thumbsup:
Very pretty.

luv,
sue

becjo
09-05-2007, 11:44 AM
I think I too may try to make some for Christmas - what a great idea!

veronikaj
09-05-2007, 01:06 PM
Oh, that looks sooooo good. I like the colors you chose. Yeah, Knitgal, I think you are right about the throws being the same ones just different colors. If I remember correctly they had 3 or 4 different color variations of this same pattern on their site, but I think some of them used different amounts of yarn. Maybe not, but none the less, your's looks fabulous and I can't wait to try mine out. -Ve

Stonington
09-05-2007, 01:34 PM
That came out beautiful! I love the colors you chose as well...

anne

ritaw
09-05-2007, 02:12 PM
How lovely . Great job!

Looks great :)

hob
09-05-2007, 04:03 PM
wow thats so nice i think its nicer then the one on the site! lush colours.....one more thing i have to do now lol

ekgheiy
09-05-2007, 07:42 PM
OMG - It looks sooo cozy for sure!! :flirt:

cookworm
09-06-2007, 02:11 PM
I've seen that pattern before and was wondering what it would look like all knitted up, so I'm glad you posted your FO. It's just BEAUTIFUL--that color combination is so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!

How is the weight of the throw--with the different strands knitted in, do you find it to be a heavier throw, or is it lighter weight?

knitgal
09-06-2007, 04:19 PM
It's not too heavy a throw. I think it's perfect for tv watching or cuddling up with for reading rather than putting on a bed. It's still farily loose looking, but I got pretty warm while knitting it and it was over my knees!

Blaise
09-08-2007, 05:42 PM
I really want to try one of these! I just can't help thinking that using so many strands of yarn at once will be hard.

:think:

auburnchick
09-08-2007, 10:17 PM
What a great knit! You've got a real talent in putting colors together. It came out just perfect!

CTbarb
09-09-2007, 12:17 PM
That is so pretty! I can't imagine using size 50 needles. I learned with size 15, and my dh called them "preschool" needles, lol. I might have to try that throw, 24 hours is amazing.

Constant Knitter
09-09-2007, 12:27 PM
It's beautiful!

SusanMarie1956
09-09-2007, 12:36 PM
That is really pretty! What size needles did you use?

pandaca
09-10-2007, 10:48 AM
That's so pretty! I love it.

dagny
09-10-2007, 11:00 AM
How pretty!

cookworm
09-10-2007, 11:06 AM
It's not too heavy a throw. I think it's perfect for tv watching or cuddling up with for reading rather than putting on a bed. It's still farily loose looking, but I got pretty warm while knitting it and it was over my knees!
That's one of my favorite parts about knitting shawls or other larger items for others...it keeps me warm while I'm knitting for somebody I love; it's like a hug.:wink:

Knitter78
09-24-2007, 11:46 PM
Okay, how weird. I typed in homespun in the search box, and your post came up with the blanket in the colors you were telling me about on my post...ha! And, I saw the pics.....beautiful!! Geez, if my comes out half as good, I'll be happy. I love the colors too! I think I have my next one picked out!! Good job!! :yay:

shelleyj3
09-25-2007, 07:46 AM
Your throw is beautiful....!!!!! I read all the posts and I didn't see anyplace that it states how many strands you used. Can you please let me know? Thanks and beautiful color combo too! :woohoo:

Shelley

Ronda
09-25-2007, 07:58 AM
That turned out great! Nice colors.

WandaT
09-25-2007, 08:26 AM
Wow! I love the colors!! What did you use? This came out beautiful!

knitgal
09-25-2007, 05:51 PM
I used the speed stix (size 50) and 4 strands of Patons Shetland Chunky in Butter (2 strands), Sage Green (the dark green, 1 strand) and Leaf Green (the light green, 1 strand). I actually really like the way the fringe looks. I made the fringe according to the directions, which tell you to actually cut each strand of 20 inches, but I found out after that it's way easier to find a piece of cardboard or something that's 10 inches and wrap it around then cut it. This would also help with making each piece the right size and not have to trim them all afterwards.
I think I'm going to make another one out of cream, olive and Boston Rose...They're so quick to make that it's an amazing gift!