Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shetland Chunky De-stash Round 1

When I first started knitting, I made a few multi-colored sweaters/cardigans from Patons (Beehive) Shetland Chunky. They didn't work out and throughout the years, those sweaters have been frogged and I tried buying new colors of Shetland Chunky to complement the old colors. After much designing, knitting, frogging and more buying, I ended up with a bunch of random balls of Shetland Cunky in pinks, purple, blue, green, cream, and other colors.
It became so ridiculous that I had collected a minimum of 5 generations of Shetland yarn. If you look closely, you can even see Eaton branded yarn. For those of you who live in Canada, you know this stuff is vintage.
I FINALLY found a perfect project for these random balls - granny square!! Or as Soosan calls it, a SCRAPGHAN. In the end, I decided to exclude the creams from the project and bought 10 more mini-skeins of wine from a fellow raveler to make borders and tie the project together.

The blanket measures approximately 46X46 inches, consisting of 49 squares in total (7X7). The border is 4 rows of single crochet with picot edging. I joined the squares using a slip stitch which showed the seams on the front of the blanket.
I had a bit too much purple left so I made this. I previously made a pair and they are great for wearing at home. The pattern is from Patons Next Steps 4 - Socks and Slippers.
Except for some purple, little bit of wine and the creams, most of the yarn was pretty much used up.
Yay for de-stashing! And now... what to do with the other 26 skeins of Shetland Chunky in my stash....

STASHBUSTING METER

Granny Square Scrapghan - 15 skeins Patons Shetland Chunky (various sized skeins @ colors ) @ 6.0mm crochet hook
Purple Chuunky Cabled Slipper Socks - 1 skein Patons Shetland Chunky (various sized skein)

4 comments:

Team Knit ! said...

those are two very awesome destash FO!! the crochet blanket looks amazing, and who doesn't love beautifully cabled purple socks?! Great FOs for the win!

- Julie

Walden said...

The blanket looks wonderful! I love granny-square blankets.

crochetgurl said...

That scrapghan is gorgeous! I have a ton of Patons Classic Wool lying around. Maybe I'll have to try it one day too...

emy said...

The Scrapghan is a huge undertaking! It's gorgeous!