Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Big Blanket or 'Kaffghan', as this appears to be what we're calling it, is all over apart from the sewing up and border knitting, and good lord is that a large amount of sewing up and border knitting....

Here is a pile of squares (63 in all). They are at least all blocked and most (why didn't I do this as I went along, why?) of the ends are woven-in:

I am following Kaffe's layout, basically because I am too tired to do anything else. This is when large areas of floor space some in super handy:

The gaps are the final 5 squares which were not yet quite dry in time for the laying out. I wouldn't like this for a carpet, but for a blanket that's likely to serve useful time in the camper-van it's pretty amazing! Not amazing enough to sew itself magically together though.

There is also the border to consider, and here is my remaining yarn. There is a lot of it, so I am loathe to buy any more to knit the border with:

At present I am leaning towards a knit on stripey i-cord border which will in some way match the squares as I go along. It's worth a try. I am also leaning towards a large glass of something red and grape based in one of my new gigantic Dartington wine glasses, to get me through all this sewing...

Pattern: Rowan Kaffe Fassett Mystery Knit Along
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool Worsted

1 comment:

anniedunn said...

Good luck with all that sewing xx