12! Progress {Again}

I was getting a little concerned that perhaps my fingertip measuring wasn't adequate and that when I finished the 12 factorial strips, the blanket would be really narrow.  Too narrow.  But I did more fingertip measuring after the blanket was laid out on the floor and remeasured using the length of a book that matched my fingertip measuring (lol) and now I feel comfortable that this blanket will be the size intended.  I'm still planning to add a border, but I like to get the initial blanket size as accurate as possible.

This time I don't even know the initial chains.  I just wanted to make sure that it was longer than 36" and after that, it really didn't matter.  I think for this project, my focus was just on keeping myself occupied with this project and my normal tedious calculations wouldn't have sufficed because my mind was too preoccupied. 

I'm loving this scrappy, stripey blanket more and more and I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this cozy item.  I think I will block the blanket before adding the border so I can make sure it's not wonky.  I'm afraid that if I put the border on first, I might not be able to fix any wonkiness.  Any thoughts on this?

Working on my 6 rows stripe.

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  1. I love the color combo, especially with the multi color stripe!

  2. I have limited experience with blocking, but I think your instincts sound right to block first and then add the border. It's looking good!

  3. It's looking great Libby! I don't worry about blocking. I always put on at least a 2 row simple border and just make sure that when I pick up stitches along the side that they don't bunch things up. That's it. :)

  4. Looks great! I love the stripey color variation. I wish I had more patience to make a big blanket. I usually stick to projects I can finish in a week or else I get bored with it :)

  5. what kind of yarn are you using? if it's wool, blocking is always helpful. if not wool, it won't do anything anyway!

  6. Beautiful! I love that cozy, rustic feel :)


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