Granny Stripes BlanketSeptember 14, 2012
Finally. Finished. I’ve been working on this so long. Since it didn’t require a pattern, it was my mindless knitting that I could do in the dark practically while we watch TV. But since we don’t watch a lot of TV, it took forever!
This blanket was inspired by granny stripe blankets I saw on Ravelry. The fun thing, too, about looking at all those blankets was all the different color combinations people used. There are 2,286 Granny Stripes blankets on Ravelry. You could look at them forever. I love it!
I chose colors that would go in our bedroom. We needed some kind of throw/blanket back there to use if someone wanted to take a nap. I decided to use Cascade 220 Superwash Wool so I could throw it in the washer. They also have a ton of colors in that line and I did not have a hard time selecting a few colors to perfectly match our bedspread.
I used four shades of brown and a shade of pale yellow/cream. I decided to do a series of stripes by doing 2 stripes and then the cream, three stripes and then the cream, four stripes and then the cream, five stripes and then the cream and then reversing it.
I don’t like weaving in all those ends, though!
I crocheted until I felt the blanket was just big enough because I figure it would grow after I washed it and sure enough, it did. It really expanded, so I have a nice big throw now. The Cascade Superwash washes up really nicely. I threw it in the dryer on low and came out great.