Wraps, plural

Word Lily knits

I’m a little sad I didn’t commemorate Knitting and Crochet Week, but oh well. It’s too late now! I do have a couple finished objects to show off today, though.

First up, a baby blanket I knitted, in the log cabin style.
Asymmetrical Log Cabin Baby Blanket
The lines and edges aren’t really wonky, as they may appear. I blame that illusion on the down comforter, upon which I placed the blanket for the photo before mailing it off.

Log Cabin Baby Blanket casual

It’s about 30 inches square, worked entirely using 100% cotton yarn reclaimed from sweaters. I love using the recycled cotton for things like this, because it’s so very soft and it can be thrown in the washer and dryer for easy care.

My Ravelry Project Page

Secondly, a small shawl.
Springling Shawlette

This was a test knit for Cosy, for a soon-to-be-released pattern that will feature her hand-dyed yarn. I used her Snapdragon light fingering for this piece; it was a blast to work with!

The shawlette was quick to work up, but it gobbled an impressive amount of yarn. Measurements post-blocking: 48″ x 19″. I used all but 3 yards of the 700-yard skein. I guess that’s garter stitch for ya!

More details on my Ravelry Project Page.

So, what have you made this week?

Have you crafted a finished object this week? Check out the roundup of other people’s finished objects for the week at Tami’s Amis.
Fiber Arts Friday
Also, see the Fiber Arts Friday roundup at Wisdom Begins in Wonder to see what other people are crafting this week.


30 responses to “Wraps, plural

  1. They’re both gorgeous! I love the shawl – it’s stunning!!

  2. Thanks, you two! 🙂

  3. WOW, I love both. I agree, that shawl is STUNNING.

  4. The blanket is adorable and I love that it’s from recycled sweaters. I bet it was a bear to tear them apart though. The shawlette is adorable too. Looks like another pattern I will eventually have to favorite and knit.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  5. Great projects, I especially love the baby blanket made with reclaimed cotton!

  6. Your blanket is so wonderful on so many levels. The colours, the style and how cool that it’s made from recycled cotton! Nicely done.

  7. Love the blanket!

  8. Love the green shawl! Small shawls seem to be the “in” project right now, in fact, I have one planned too.

  9. I love the blanket and the fact that it’s from repurposed yarn.

    I’m currently working on a hat that used to be my favorite wool sweater.

  10. Squeeee, I love the green wrap! Gorgeous!

  11. Awesome baby blanket 😀

  12. Love your log cabin! The burst of colors with the light background is a cool effect. Seeing yours makes me want to knit another one. The shawl is gorgeous.

  13. The log cabin is oh-so-pretty and I love the green shawl. Be sure to keep us posted when the pattern is officially up. That’s a nice one. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  14. I absolutely love that baby blanket!!

  15. I love the blanket! I’ve still never knitted a blanket but that design looks quite fun.

  16. ooo I love that first baby blanket 🙂 cute colours!!

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