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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Wedding Ghan








Got the idea from this from doing the butterfly dishcloth you may have seen HERE. My DD's best friend is getting married in a few months and I wanted to make her a ghan. I've been after my daughter now for several months to find out her colors, and she's failed to do so. She tells me she's not a bright colors person; but beyond that....argh. So, I decided something subtle was the way to go. The plan is to use the lighter solid tan for the design squares and alternate that with the sorta tweedy darker tan for a subtle color contrast. The darker squares will basic garter stitch so that should also provide a texture contrast square to square. My hope is that will also help the designs pop out a bit more.

Using nice washable wool, Plymouth Encore Chunky, size 10 needles. The yarn is 75% acrylic and 25% wool. That should give it nice body, a good soft feel, be warm, and several steps above A Red Heart type yarn. The skeins have 143 yards; which surprised me when I got home ...as I thought it was 200 yards. I know some fleck Plymouth I was looking at was 200 yards, hope I have enough yarn, as I got all they had of the darker tweed.

**Question, notice the graph I've recently added from Rav? It's not showing as many projects as it did when I first added it yesterday. Why is that? AND, how do you get it to show more recent projects? Those listed above are super old projects.**

21 comments:

  1. Nice! I wish I could work with yarn again. I sure miss it. (developed asthma and the fibers wreak havoc with my lungs). hugs...

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  2. Sandy,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. My WIP Wednesday is now up (it's usually up earlier, I was just a little delayed this am). Hope you'll still join in. If not, hope to see what you're up to next week.
    Kristine

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  3. Sounds like a very thoughtful gift.

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  4. Sorry to hear that Flamingo, would you be able to work outside so you had fresh air? Or perhaps with something over your mouth?

    Thanks Kristine, I'll hop back over.

    Quincetart, thanks!

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  5. Wow, I feel so dense commenting here, as I'm I'm clueless when it comes to knitting. But I do love your yarn choices; they sure are lovely, and so is the dishcloth book! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

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  6. Love the yarn colours - I think a wedding ghan sounds like a lovely idea :)

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  7. Wish I could help you with the graphs, but I don't know how to put them on the blog in the first place. :)

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  8. Love the idea of your wedding ghan and alternating with garter squares. The colors are perfect. Looking forward to watching your progress. Thanks for visiting me today!

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  9. OK. I have to ask: What is a "ghan"?

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  10. I like that graph idea. I don't know anything about it, but I can see it as motivation to complete things to see the graph move.

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  11. I think you chose nice, neutral colours that will be loved by a not-bright-colours recipient! The subtle-contrast should look really nice.

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  12. Sounds like a nice wedding gift.
    I can't help you with the graph question, but you might try posing it on one of the blogging groups on Ravelry.

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  13. Thanks all for the visits, and nice comments, appreciate the encouragement. Lyn a ghan is short for afghan.

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  14. Those are pretty colors, I wish I had the patience to make another afghan. I made one, I use it every single day, but I can never come up with the dedication to make another one. I think the recipients of your blanket will be very pleased with the neutral colors. Things don't always need to be colorful to be beautiful!

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  15. I think that will be a wonderful gift!

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  16. Plymouth Encore is a great choice for an afghan. I really like the subtle neutral colors that you are using, too.

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  17. That does sound like it will be a very pretty ghan. I also just read your blog on blogging. Thank you for that, it was very interesting.
    Therese

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  18. Those are great colors, I'm sure she'll love it. I like that yarn too. It washes and wears very well.

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  19. What a special gift that will be!

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  20. It's a perfect wedding gift and I'm sure they'll love it! The colors are great. :)

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