Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My Argosy Blanket is finished...well, almost!

Last night I finished knitting my Argosy Blanket or Throw which was inspired by Vyvyan's Argosy Scarf pattern. (Check out Vyvyan's blog for more Argosy patterns. ) Actually I bought the yarn to make myself a sweater, but that didn't work out. Then I realized I had more than enough yarn to make the blanket which goes very nicely in my living room All I need to do now is weave in the ends and finish off the edges so it won't curl.

I was inspired by Mason- Dixon Kay who knitted a wonderful Argosy baby blanket. At the time I started my blanket Kay's pattern wasn't available yet, but I think I like the way mine turned out anyways. This pattern is sort of knit on a diagonal and once you get use to the pattern it is quite enjoyable. The resulting textured knit is a little lace like, but not delicate and has a very nice drape to it. I pretty much used the argosy scarf pattern without any changes to the pattern except I made it longer and wider. I wanted something rather large that I could wrap myself in when it gets cold. Too late to use this year, but it will be ready for next winter.

Next I'll use Kay's Cro-Kay edge to finish the blanket off. Check here to see Kay's baby blanket and her Cro-Kay edge with instructions.

I really fell in love with this pattern, but I did learn a lesson: don't try to knit type of pattern when sleepy or tired. I ended up making a mistake and then tried to fix it without ripping back, which was a big mistake because I ended up in such a mess that I proceeded to "tink" or unknit about twenty rows one stitch at a time. All that work was worth it because the rest went much better. I was very frustrated as there was so much time wasted when I could be knitting for real...oh, well...live and learn, right? Now on to some smaller projects....

happy knitting :)

18 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, this is amazing. the work, the color.. it's really truly beautiful. GREAT WORK!

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  2. Oh-my-god! What a surprise! First you feed us dishcloth and now this absolutely wonderful blanket! I'm amazed. I like the ARgosy scarf pattern, but don't know if I ever will get to it. I'm so glad to see your blanket, it's so beautiful! I could still need it here. It's still cold today, but I'm enjoying my Noro blanket. ;o)

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  3. Wow! That is very beautiful, and I love the colors. It worked up very nicely in that pattern, too.

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  4. So this is what goes on behind the scenes!!

    It's spectacular!

    I love how you surprised us - y'know, just matter-of-factly posted about a knitted BLANKET!

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  5. wow! that's amazing!

    i second nora on this one. : )

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  6. that's completely gorgeous! I tried that pattern too, just for the scarf, and I think I gave up on it in a test run because I was probably too tired.

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  7. Oh that is gorgeous! I absolutely love the yarn color. I am dying to make Vyvyan's Argosy scarf but I haven't gotten around to it. It is such a cool pattern, I may queue that up next!

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  8. Beautiful! Love the color and the pattern! What yarn did you make this with? Congrats on finishing!

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  9. FABULOUS!
    I am soooooo tempted!
    But, which Argosy should I knit first?

    I'm considering the shawl just to get my feet wet with this pattern!

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  10. I love your blanket! I think its time for me to make up a version that size too!

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  11. Your blanket is beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern. I bet it looks lovely in your living room... Hmmm, I'm thinking it would look lovely in my living room as well!! :-)

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  12. Your blanket turned out beautiful. And I love the color and the pattern too.

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  13. What a GORGEOUS blanket! It goes so perfectly with the colors on your couch too!

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  14. I just love how your blanket turned out! That looks like a ton of work. Congratulations on getting it done!

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  15. Honestly, the best looking blanket/throw I've seen. Very impressive and matches the sofa beautifully.

    Toni in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains

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  16. Seriously, I was considering firing off an email to make sure you were okay. Now I know what you've been up to! Gorgeous work, m'dear! That yarn is very nice, too. I have some Ultra Alpaca in that shade I need to make something with. Maybe I'll do a scarf in the same pattern. I think that will be an heirloom piece in your family, for sure.

    Ang

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  17. AMAZING!!! i love this pattern! this is just a beautiful blanket! wonderful job!

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