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Jan 17, 2014

FO | Enchanted

The reversible cable rib throw is finished and it's already seeing active service. Today, the sky is gray and it's snowing again, so on the photo front, we'll just have to make due. (Hopefully, I'll be able to add a better shot soon.)


In the photo above, the afghan was hot off the needles after the last strip was joined. It was also unblocked and strategically folded to hide the unwoven ends, but the latter issue has been rectified. (I finished weaving ends early this week, but for now, you'll just have to take my word for it.)

Update: The photo below shows the proof: It's still unblocked, but the ends are woven. And strangely enough, the picture actually captures both the cable and ribbed sides pretty clearly.



Highlights
Project: Enchanted (Berry)
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Four Seasons (Classic Elite)
Weight: Worsted
Yardage: 1000 yards +/-
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Dimensions: 35 x 40 ins +/-
Ravelry: Here

This is the third afghan made with yarn straight from the stash. Similar to the Cotton Fleece used in the first two, Four Seasons is a mix of cotton (70%) and wool (30%). It knits a bit differently and produces a cushier fabric, however, since it has a higher wool content. (The other two are here and here.)

This project took about 10 weeks start to finish, but in reality at least 4 of those weeks were spent knitting last-minute mitts and cowls and assorted small things.

Clearly, I'm still enchanted with the reversible cable rib stitch and how quickly even a slow knitter (me) can transform a pile of yarn into something warm, cozy and useful. I also love the fact that this stitch produces such consistent results, I usually skip blocking. Later if I feel so inclined, I may do what misswoollyknits often does and just swoosh it lightly with steam.

And yes, since you asked, another one is already on the needles.


You know the drill. It's FO Friday, so be sure to visit Tami’s Amis.

3 comments:

  1. Gentle inquiry: Any chance you'll be releasing this pattern soon? (You've mentioned how busy things are, so am not pushing just asking.)

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    1. Thanks for asking, Noni. Yes, the pattern is in the works and actually fairly close to being finalized. It takes time to nail down the details, as I'm sure you know, but hopefully it will be released this spring.

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  2. I really love that you used a darker yarn to join the strips -- very nice effect. Great work

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