So, during the photo shoot for Soho this weekend, I realized I had never posted a picture of the finished Kersti log cabin blanket I finished, oh, 6 months ago. What a shame! So here it is:
Each section is knit with its own ball of yarn and used up almost the entire ball, so they get progressively narrower towards the edge than they were in the middle. The blanket came out a bit small because I got bored, but I do have a few more skeins of Kersti leftover so I may one day return and add a few more sections.
This is such a dead-easy project, aside from picking up stitches all of it can be knit without looking at it, so it's perfect blog-reading knitting or homework-reading knitting. It wouldn't have taken me so long to knit except I got stuck picking colors! For someone who had bought random, leftover Kersti balls, I sure ended up with a LOT that looked the same. I didn't want to do all this knitting and end up with something that looked lopsided and unintentional, so I tried to think about what colors went where as I knit it up. Here's a more detailed shot of one of the corners:
As you can tell I decided to stack lights and darks instead of going the more conventional route of making the darks and lights into L-shaped sections on each side. I like it well enough but I think I might see why the convention exists, it's hard to tell there's a pattern at all in mine!
I actually use this blanket A LOT, it is really soft and very warm. I'm not sure how it will hold up to much wear since Kersti does tend to pill, but so far it's holding up very well. I did knit it fairly tightly on size 5 needles, so that should help it in the longevity category.
All in all I'm very happy with this project!
Thank you to everyone for your kind words about Soho, and of course for purchasing the pattern!
I have to say I've worn Soho almost every day this season and it is versatile and warm, I wear it as a scarf unless I get a chill, at which point it becomes a wrap! On days when it hasn't been that cold (ie every 8th day this season, it seems) I just wear it, and I expect to wear it well into the Spring that way. I've worn it far more than most of my handknits, and that really says something since I wear something knitted almost every day! I'm thinking of making another one in some mostly-solid navy blue Koigu that's in the stash . . .