Immediately after finishing the last two Sampler Blankets, I cast on for a new one. I like having this project on the needles. It's like an old friend who tells the same stories over and over but never gets boring. About the time you're ready to be done with it, there's another story to tell. Thirty stories to be exact. That's what I like about this blanket.
None of the thirty swatches are too hard or too boring. They're just the right mix of interesting and challenging to keep me focused - yet just enough variety to ensure I don't get bored and put the whole thing away. Also, I've gotten pretty good at finishing this puppy - so I'm confident I can actually create a FO in a relatively short amount of time.
I've calculated that each strip of six swatches takes me nine hours to knit. 9x5=45 hours of knitting. Plus the soaking, blocking, drying, joining, weaving in of loose ends, and crocheting of the border puts the entire blanket at about 50-55 hours.
Ingredients for success:
- 4 skeins of Cascade Eco+ yarns
- US Size 10.5 needles (I like my Lantern Moons for this project)
- A favorite Netflix series to watch while knitting
How about you? What's your favorite go to knitting?