FO: Hemlock Ring Blanket

FO; Hemlock Ring Blanket

Pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood.
Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta Livello (5 or 6 balls)
Size: 6mm/ US10

I love it.. I just love it šŸ™‚ You can hardly see the little mistakes because of the variegated yarn and it turned out to be quite big in the end (1,5m). I was reallly thinking about frogging the whole thing two days ago and now I’m happy I didn’t. This project deserved to be finished.. I frog a lot anyway.. šŸ˜› The reason I start talking about the mistakes is because I once made a huge one and had to rip back half of the whole thing. The little mistakes I’m talking about are really little mistakes šŸ™‚

Hemlock Ring blanket blocking

This is what it looked like before b locking, I just had to have a picture to compare. I really like the little waves in the blob of knitting and I’m sad to say not all of them left…

Hemlock Ring blanket blocking

I know you can’t block acrylic yarns the way you can block natural fibers, but I wasn’t ready to try my hand at ‘killing’ the acrylic just yet. I spent a good amount of time on this project and I’d like to try the process on a smaller scale first before I go all out on this one. It would really suck ruining the project before you have the chance to actually use it šŸ˜›

FO; Hemlock Ring Blanket

Because it’s acrylics I threw the whole thing in the washing machine’s 30 minute program and used the spin cycle to dry the fabric.. I believe there really should be a plus when knitting with this stuff, and I’m really not going to gently wash the thing if I can let the machine do it šŸ˜›

As you can see the blocking actuallly did do something and the whole thing has become quite drapey, but not nearly as drapey as natural fibers would’ve become after blocking..

FO; Hemlock Ring Blanket

See what I mean about the waves? They’re still there, tho they’re not that dominant anymore..

FO; Hemlock Ring Blanket

And this picture was made because it seems like everyone has a picture like this.. šŸ˜› I’m not really sure how I like the pictures tho.. the camera makes the colors rather harsh but in reality they don’t look that way. They blend in and become this brownish, cozy color.

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