Friday, June 24, 2011

the b.f.g.

leaf detail by gradschoolknitter
leaf detail, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

No, not the Roald Dahl book—although it was a fave growing up—but the blanket that freakin' grew. I couldn't even get the whole thing on camera:

wedding blanket

Not even on an angle:

wedding blanket

I had no idea how big it was going to be while it was still on the needles, although I was hoping for a decent size, and even when it was bound off and un-blocked, it was impossible to tell. I probably could have stretched it even bigger, but it would have been very difficult to pin to the [double-sized] bed.

I *think* it might be the biggest thing I've ever made... the only thing that might compare is this blanket, but it only had 10 stitches to bind off... I have no idea how many this latest one had, but it took 3 almost-consecutive hours of EZ's sewn bind-off to get it all done!

Pattern is: Undercover from Hedgehog Fibres.
Yarn is: Cascade 220 Heathers in 9451 7.25 skeins.
Needles: US 8 circs (2, to hold all the stitches!)


Bronwyn said...

That's gorgeous! I love how the wave of the pattern almost makes it look checked at a distance. :) Amazing!

Kim said...

you impress me. I must learn to knit faster, or I can never aspire to this sort of project.

Andrea said...

This is gorgeous! I've been working on a blanket with a seed stitch border and was just thinking about how I should bind of last night. I think I might go for the sewn bind off too!

Susan said...

How lovely! You are an inspiration. Even baby blanketstake me a long time to knit.