Tuesday, October 2, 2007

WIP: Sampler Blanket

I started this blanket about 2 years ago, and it's still being knitted. It's nice because it's knit in small squares, and it's easy to carry around. My knitting group has seen parts of this blanket many many times. Pattern is from Debbie Abrahams 100 Afghan Squares to Knit. I think right now I have about 68 of 99 blocks completed.
Sampler Blanket putting together
One thing that bothers me about this blanket is that I used Knit Picks Merino Style. Perfect match for the called for yarn, but it's not washable! Stupid me. Good thing that Soak exists now! Has anyone tried it yet?
Sampler Blanket Close up

15 comments:

opalesc said...

Your blanket is looking amazing. Great job on the perseverance!

flanthrower said...

Egads! That looks like a ton of work! Good for you for having the patience to stick w/ it. I've used the Eucalan Woolwash (available via Knitpicks) on sweaters and blankets and absolutely love it. And I think it's a bit cheaper than Soak.

Oiyi said...

That is going to be a spectacular blanket once you are done. A heirloom piece.

Liz Harvatine said...

This is great! My mom made something very similar, I think before I was born. My sister recently absconded with it when she went to college. You can see it in this picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/harvatine/242413523/in/photostream/
Very seventies colors!

African Kelli said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! Nice work!

Junie Moon said...

What a gorgeous blanket! I've never heard of Soak before so I won't be any help.

*karen said...

Ummm...that is a gorgeous, gorgeous blanket. I see a family heirloom in progress...

ps I think reprodepot.com now sells Soak.

Rebekah said...

this is so beautiful! I love all of the different textures on it...this is definitely an afghan to run your fingers over

sulu-design said...

I sure hope Soak works, because this is one gorgeous blanket. I really love the color and the varied textures. Lovely!

FinnyKnits said...

Well, really - wow. I mean, REALLY WOW! That is going to be gorgeeeeeous when you're done. What dedication! I'm envious, jealous, impressed and inspired. I can't wait to see the final product.

amandajean said...

that sampler blanket is amazing! I love all the textures that show up beautifully with the cream colored yarn. nice job!

Jacqueline Sava said...

Hello,
Jacqueline here, from Soak.
I looked up the yarn you used, and it says it is also recommended for felting... which means it would be okay for washing. Soak would work beautifully. Soak's high quality and gentle touch is designed for decadent hand-created pieces like your blanket. I'd be happy to send you some samples- just email me and send your coordinates. Congratulations on creating such a beautiful piece. Have a great day. I look forward to sending you some Soak. -Jacqueline.
jacqueline@soakwash.com
www.soakwash.com

Felicia said...

Its beautiful :)

Cele (duniris) said...

This looks lovely

Amy said...

I am just learning to knit and this looks like a great project for a beginner to practice their skills, yours looks wonderful!