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Finished Knit :: Ribbed Afghan

Finished Knit :: Ribbed Afghan
Finished Knit :: Ribbed Afghan

 Now that Christmas has passed and the gift has been given, I can finally share this squishy blanket! It all started around December 1st. Yes, that’s right- I thought it was a fantastic idea to make a blanket in less than 25 days. At Christmas time. Why not?

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I wanted to make something special for my dad and his wife because my dad was getting ready to start cancer treatment. I wanted him to have something soft and comforting during his stay in Boston. So, I pushed through. Of course, I used super bulky yarn and giant needles (which makes for the best blankets anyway!).

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Because of this huge undertaking, this was the only gift that I knit this year. I love how it came out, and I was super sad to see it go! But, I’m hoping they love it as much as I do. Here are the details:

Pattern: Cois Tine by Jacquie Sisk

Yarn: Bernat Wool-Up Bulky in Taupe (I found this at a little local discount retailer, but couldn’t find it in stores. Joann has it online though, I really recommend it!)

Needles: 15 (10mm)

Mods: Since I found the yarn at a discount place, I bought all they had of that color, which was 6 skeins. Yarn was also bulkier than the pattern yarn, so I ended up casing on fewer stitches to make sure I had enough. There was trial. There was error. But, in the end, it came out just right. Of course, since I was under pressure, I didn’t write down how many stitches I ended up with or how big the finished product is. It’s warm and cuddly and that’s what matters.

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  • Cuties on a hike 😊
  • No school + rainy day = bowling! 🎳 🙌🏻👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
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