Yes, summer has finally arrived here and I have a new blanket! I needed it earlier when it was rather chilly (and they turned the heat off in the building) so I started on this one. It took me about 5 and a half weeks. I had some trouble with my hand and was delayed somewhat.
This is made entirely of yarns from my stash. I found (by accident, when I opened a box) all of these coned yarns. They are very fine: about 2/16 and 2/24 in wool and some were a wool blend. I used to use these when I was weaving and now that I don't have room to put up a loom, I decided to use them up in knitting. I used about 5 to 7 strands of yarn together to knit this. i think I used a 4 mm needle (need to check my notes) and it was worked in the round. I had about 80-inch cable at the end.
There was no plan as to placement of colours. It was all designed on the go, digging out more yarn as I needed it, and looking back on it, I think I could have placed them differently. However, it all seems to have worked out quite well. Because I used various shades together (in oatmeal, browns, rust, grey, black and orange), there is a connection with all the final shades produced so that holds it together.
I like the idea of a hem on these things, so I worked a folded hem, and grafted it down on the back side. It is tedious work, and got boring too, but I enjoyed the grafting. That took me about 2 days. The final size is about 100x150 cm (or 40x60 inches in American). It could have been just a bit lager, but I got really tired of working on it, and wanted it done already! I have used it on my bed a couple of times, but is now set aside until it gets cold again! It does add that extra layer of warmth, when needed.
I am now planning a scarf worked in the same technique, but it is still only worked in my head. Maybe in time for winter!! (which will be here in a very short time)