I am one of those insane people who think casting on for a blanket is a good idea. I keep thinking that it'll decrease my stash, and yet I don't think I've completely used up a ball of yarn in one of these projects. In fact I think I may have added to my yarn stash because of these. Add to the fact that I've learned to do granny squares in crochet *insert a victory dance here* and that I still haven't finished my bee keeper's quilt, well I may be drowning in blankets.
And yet I have finished two of these stash busting projects!
The Weasley Blanket
It will come as a surprise to no-one but I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I went on the studio tour with my husband as part of our honeymoon week.
So for me to have something Potter without outwardly screaming; "HARRYPOTTERHARRYPOTTER" is a good thing. And it's a replica.
It's the Ron Weasley Blanket by Penguineer and here is my version.
I have loved knitting this, each square has been lovingly researched and you can knit it up with stash! I loved that aspect so stash was used.
I used 5mm needles and DK yarn. I even managed a neat single crochet border.
It's great to be curled up underneath it with my husband.
And talking of husbands! [What a great transition].
My friend recently got married!
So since they announced their engagement I've been knitting log cabin squares to make into a colourful blanket. Pretty, huh? I almost didn't want to part with it.
You can see it's project page as there's no pattern for it.
It's been knit out of various DK yarns on 4.5mm needles.