I Finished!

4 years ago

So I know I've been talking about it forever, but I finished my rainbow blankie this weekend!

I'm so happy to be done with it and happy about how it turned out! As I've explained, I knit this in 11 colors of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light.  In rainbow order, I used Scarlet, Citrus, Gilded, Butter, Jade, Robin's Egg, Kelp, Lapis, Vermillion, and Iris, with a border in Cloak.  I seamed the 4 big squares together with the Jade.  I love this yarn for its shine, softness, and washability, although I did notice some tendency for the yarn to break when I was seaming.  I didn't notice this at all in the knitting, but it did happen.

So, that was completely terrifying to find when I was blocking!  I wanted to freak out, but instead I maintained a level head, unpicked the conveniently located correctly-colored end I'd woven in, and tried my first darning attempt.  I'm happy that it was only one stitch, and I don't think you can really tell after the repair.

All in all, I'm extremely happy with how this project turned out.  I think the colors worked well together, the border ties it all in really nicely, and it blocked out to a nice even size.

I hope the recipients agree, because I'm going to be sad to let it go!

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