January challenge – sock yarn blanket II

My second attempt at a sock yarn blanket, this one using the corner to corner technique:

It was quite hard to judge when I had used half of the sock yarn, and I had to change the ratio of plain to patterned rows towards the final corner of the blanket in case I ran out of it, but there still seems to be a colour balance to the blanket overall and I am pleased with the final product.

I used 1 x 100g ball of Schachenmayr Regia Die Sockenwolle design line 4 ply by Arne & Carlos Colour 03657 ‘Summer night’ and 3 x 50g balls of King Cole merino superwash 4 ply 3292 ‘Pale grey’ on a 4mm hook. The finished blanket measures 70 x 58cm and is 56 squares long x 46 squares wide.

This one will be on its way to Pram Depot soon – to keep a new baby warm and snuggly.

3 thoughts on “January challenge – sock yarn blanket II

  1. The Snail of Happiness

    It looks lovely. In future, you could weigh the yarn to help with working out when you are half way there.
    I rather like corner-to-corner blankets… especially once you are past the half-way stage and the rows get shorter and sorter and quicker and quicker.

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    1. iamsimplyhooked Post author

      You are absolutely right! It would have been easier had it been a square blanket but the rectangle confused me a bit. Anyway I have learned something new and enjoyed myself in the process.

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