First, I ran out of yarn AGAIN. I had no idea how much yarn was needed to make a full sized afghan. I have been working on this lapghan for almost a year. Crazy, right? For this size, that's crazy. Here's what happened. I ran out of yarn, set it aside and decided I'd buy some more yarn and then finish the rounds and make it bigger and bigger. Everytime I went to the store for additional skeins I ended up finding other colors and buying other colored skeins of yarn. Something else always struck my fancy.
Second, I did this by using a traditional granny square pattern and just kept increasing ouwards in rounds. The result is that the lapghan is square, but most beds are rectangle. If I keep going and going until it is big enough to cover the length of my bed, then it’ll hang too far off the side. Here's what a traditional granny square looks like.
|You can see they usually consist of 4 or 5 rounds. They can be solid or multi colored|
Because I stuck with the traditional granny square pattern the lapghan is rather holey. I didn’t think it would be a very warm blanket. Well, I have to say, this blanky if quite heavy and warm. So, maybe if I’m inspired, I’ll buy some more yarn one day and add a few more rounds and make it just a tad bit bigger. Until then, here is my finished product.
|It actually is almost as wide as a twin-sized bed|
|No photo is complete without at least 1 of my beasties nearby.|
|The colors are hard to distinguish. Think I need to take pics in better lighting next time.|