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Serenity December 7, 2008

Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
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Pattern: Serenity, by Laura Wilson-Martos (ravelry link)

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (100% wool) in a beautiful spring green heather sort of color, just over 4 skeins

Needles: two #7 circulars (couldn’t find one long enough)

Time to knit: Just shy of 8 weeks, including blocking

For: Another baby girl!  Lyra was born Nov. 23, 2008

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This was a completely fun pattern.  It looks complicated, all full of cables and lace, and I suppose it is, in that it’s all full of cables and lace.  But it was so clearly written and charted that it just flowed.  It’s knit from the center outward, and so the only part that dragged was in the final, endless rounds, especially the boring eyelet border.  I had false starts and had to rip back on both border patterns, a pain.

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If I make it again, which I probably will, I might continue the cabled pattern further and skip or replace one or both borders.  

Not that I’m not satisfied with it as-is!

And as for the yarn, you just can’t go wrong with Cascade 220, and making it superwash just kicks it up to near-perfect.  

The color was gorgeous and I never got tired of it.  The photos above are completely off, however, despite lots of post-production tweaking (it was a dark day and I was confined to my ill-light living room).  This photo comes closest to the true color:

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And here’s the pre-blocking photo, just for fun:

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Comments»

1. Curly Sue - December 10, 2008

Oh, so pretty! And I kind of like that electric green shade in your post-production pictures.

2. Mom - December 10, 2008

Beautiful in every way! Your knitting grandma would have been so impressed!

3. v - December 11, 2008

that is especially gorgeous!

4. anna - April 17, 2009

Love the color and the blanket is oh-so-beautiful.


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