Friday, 30 September 2016

The blanket is finished!

After several months in the making, I have completed the aran squares blanket.  I had planned to use 48 squares, but when I laid them out, I realised that just one more row of 6 squares would make it a single bed cover, and therefore it would be much more useful as a blanket.  So I knitted a further 6 squares, and its finished size is just over 6 feet by 4 feet.  All the squares are knitted corner to corner on size 5.00 needles, and apart from the bright green, all of the yarn had been donated to Loving Hands.  I expect that this blanket will go to Operation Orphan for their Keep a Child Warm project.

It has a simple crochet border which is made up of half trebles and double crochet.  It has been a brilliant stash buster, weighing in at just over 1.35 kilos.  Repeat after me, "I must not replace the yarn used up, I must not replace the yarn used up......."


  1. I love the way the colours are placed randomly and go so well together. This will be a really useful blanket.

  2. It's lovely Barbara I love the colours, no you must not replace the yarn haha lets see how long it lasts. :) xx

  3. Congratulations Barbara, your Blanket got the most clicks last month at the stash-buster link Party. :)

  4. Thank you Linda! I love the stash-buster parties!


Thank you for visiting Yarning Away. Please leave a comment if you enjoyed reading a post, I'd love to hear from you!

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.