Friday, July 27, 2012

A Chevron Blanket

I think I've mentioned before how much I love yarn.

I have an obsession with new skeins.  I feel compelled to roll them into a nice, neat little ball.

























Maybe it's because, usually, I wash the skeins in a lingerie bag before I using it, especially if I'm using a really cheap, scratchy yarn, and it kind of needs to be rolled up after it's washed.  This stuff seemed soft enough that I didn't do that this time.



Chevron patterns always end up smaller than you anticipate.  They rows naturally squeeze together and they make a nice and tight, thick fabric.  I've made the gauge a little tight on this pattern.  I plan on washing the blanket once it's finished to loosen it up - and to soften it, of course!  I'm hoping by the time I pull it out of the dryer it will be the perfect texture and softness.


It might take me a few weeks to finish, but I'll post pics when I'm done!

10 comments:

Aimee said...

That is going to be really lovely. :)

Charmain said...

Thanks Aimee! It's slow going because it's all single crochet, but I can't wait to see the finished product!

Jillian said...

Beautiful! I wish I knew how to do that. :)

Laura Maxell said...

beautiful - my nana used to make this style of afghan/blanket all the time when she was alive...
thanks for sharing
laura

Charmain said...

Thank you, Ladies!

Laura, my grandmother made these also! I LOVE that the styles she used to crochet are cycling back around with such fresh new looks!

Carla Pereira said...

Hi from Portugal,
I loved the Blanket, the blog, everything around here is beautifull.
Congratulations.
Carla Pereira
http://crochetdacarla.blogspot.pt/

Charmain said...

Thank you, Carla! Glad to have you visiting from your side of the world!

BunnyandBirdie said...

I like that taupe-y colour. What brand is that? I agree about acrylic being much more user friendly. I love all-natural yarns but I cringe at the idea of giving handmade items to someone who won't want to care for them properly.

Charmain said...

Bunny - Isn't that a great color? I decided to work the other colors around that because I like it so much sitting there on the shelf in the store.

It's a Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn and the color is Linen. Here is a link to the yarn:

http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/vannaschoice.html

whitewhaleg whaleg said...

الان يمكنكم صيانة جميع الاجهزة المنزلية علي مستوي عالي من التقدم صيانة وايت ويل المعتمدة في جميع اعمالها احصل معنا علي خدمات متطورة وحديثة في العمل توكيل وايت ويل التي تجد من خلالها افضل قطع غيار اصلية ومستوردة علي مستوي عالي من التقدم في العمل احصل مع مركز صيانة وايت ويل علي خدمات حديثة ومتطورة في مصر .