Blanket from leftovers

aah's picture

I have just finished this blanket. About 25 years ago i made a shaggy rug, and the blanket is knitted from the leftovers. I used even the smallest pieces. If the yarn was 1mtr I would knit it into the blanket.
The blanket is made from five strips crotcheted together. The edges are knitted on all four sides, and the middle is what ever fell into my mind. I used all combinations of knit and purl stitches, cable patterns, lace patterns, German male stockning patterns and so on.
I also made a pillow though it is not finished yet.

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purlyman's picture

Wow!! That is amazing and beautiful! How long did it take you to do this? It might've taken me 25 years to do something like that. The colors are absolutely fantastic. Can I have it? :-) Seriously - congrats on a beautiful piece!!


QueerJoe's picture

It's always amazing when random stitch patterns and random color choices of leftovers can turn into such a masterpiece. Just beautiful work and an incredible result.

aah's picture

Thanks for the roses. Actually it only took about three months to make it (very thick yarn and thick needles) and it was very fun with the random colours and patterns.
Sorry Purly Man, you can't have it, it is allready spoken for. My husbear needs it for his afternoon nap.
Best wishes from a very sunny and warm Denmark

steve kadel's picture

beautiful combination of color and design

i picked a terrible day to give up sniffing glue

we put birds on things

This is a fabulous blanket and inspirational. Congratulations.

negativitysucks's picture

That is amazing, not just for a "scrap-ghan", but incredible for any knit. Just beautiful.

This is amazing! What wonderful design. And the colors are fantastic. I GET DIBS ON THE NEXT ONE!!! :)

WillyG's picture

Whoooeee! (I had to censor my initial response.) I like it. Beautiful work, and an inspiring project!

Kerry's picture

Aage, that looks great, what a creative use of leftovers.

Tom Hart's picture

Wow! That is so beautiful! The colors. The different stitches. Wow! Beautiful job!

Buzzboy's picture

What a great looking afghan. I love the colors.


TheKnittingMill's picture

BRILLIANT Aage! Honestly, BRILLIANT! The colors and design are so great and timeless. It was worth the wait!

BuduR's picture

Love it! I'm hoping to eventually make a throw out of all my left over sock weights. I figure at the rate I knit, about 40 years. ^^

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RickeScott's picture

That's beautiful! I'd like to see a pic of the rug.

rc_in_sd's picture

What they said. A gorgeous blend of colors, textures and proportions. Yum. Way to go!

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Such a beautiful compilation of textures and colors. It makes my heart sing! Thank you for the images.