whoo, finally got some FO shots of this blanket!
FO: luca’s wool leaves <–ravelry project page
pattern: wool leaves from brooklyntweed
yarn: elsebeth lavold silky wool, in color 40, celery. i used not quite six skeins, held double.
needles: US size 10 (6.00 mm)
mods: since i have a different gauge than the pattern, and i wanted to use up allllll of the yarn (or as much as possible), i knit this with 10 repeats wide, and 12 repeats tall.
the color of this yarn is pretty difficult to photograph. it is a pale, creamy yellow-green, and depending on the light, it can look like any of those three (cream, yellow, green) or even beige or grey.
finished dimensions, post-blocking: 30″ x 40″
i had some troubles starting this blanket… i started it and ripped back to the beginning three times before i got the dimensions right. i wanted the least yarn waste possible. i still have to do this by trial and error. in this case, i just knit one skein at a certain number of repeats, and then calculated how many repeats tall it would get. so 6 was going to be really skinny and tall, 8 was less so, but still gonna be skinny and tall, and 10 worked out. do you guys know of a less… time intensive way to try to figure these things out?
thanks to jillie for taking pictures!
ps- i linked to WEBS for my yarn way up there, and i noticed that they are having an anniversary sale through may 8! maybe you should check it out?