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Old 07-12-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hi frieknds! (I'm going to start this word if it kills me) I'd like a make a very simple blanket for my little sister who's going to be a freshman at Boston Univ. in the fall and was hoping for some advice. My experience thus far has been limited to making a blanket for myself using the knit stitch exclusively and alternating 2 balls of one color with 1 ball of another. What I envision for the new blanket is a block of red, then a block of white with the letters BU in the middle of the white, then another block of red. Thinking of using this yarn: http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp...Price&Count=15

If anyone has suggestions on the best technique for doing this, or any other advice, I'd love to hear it! Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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I knew I had these somewhere and couldn't find them...just did though... Alphabet charts
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That's pretty yarn, but be aware that it is not machine washable. Washing an afghan by hand is a huge job. You might want to find a machine washable wool if that is the fiber you want to use. Unless your sister is big on handwashing.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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I agree with Jan about the yarn--you really want washable, especially in a dorm room.

Remember, too that the letters will be backwards on the back of the blanket--just something to think about.
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