Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Summer KAL

So, if you follow my sister's blog at all, you know that she's leaving for a mission trip in Chicago for this summer. She'll come straight home from college, leave for this trip, and then go straight back to college for the fall. I'm going to miss her a lot!

We decided last night that we wanted to do a knit-a-long for the summer as a way to stay connected. We're going to use stash yarn for it, so we won't need to buy any. I'm pulling some pictures of mine from my Ravelry stash so you can see.

The yarn Jenn will be using is a green version of the same yarn. It's a bulky weight acrylic, but it's so super soft. Our plan is to do baby blankets. The problem is that we bought them as part of a sale, and we each only have one skein of our respective colors. That equals 615 yards. So we're looking for a simple baby blanket pattern for bulky weight yarn that doesn't call for more yards than that. Also, we definitely want to knit and not crochet this one.

I would love to find a pattern that features stockinette, since variegated yarn looks so lovely with just a simple stockinette stitch. But I want it to be a little interesting too. Here are a few of the contenders so far:

Seed Stitch Baby Blanket
Cabled Baby Afghan
Sand Cable Baby Blanket

I've made the Seed Stitch Baby Blanket before, and I know that I like working the pattern. And I like the way it looks too! There's something about working stripes that makes a project go faster.. As for the other two patterns, Jenn has never cabled! I'm sure she's willing to learn, but on such a huge project? I'm not sure.

Do any of you have any ideas for a pattern that would show off the beautiful colors of this yarn? Also, anyone that wants to is more than welcome to do this knit-a-long with us!!



  1. Oh my gosh. I'm so excited for this knit-along. I'm glad you invited your blog to participate!

  2. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! I love the idea of a sisterly KAL. I really liked the cabled baby afghan.

    1. Thanks! I like that one too. I like them all! It'll be hard to choose.