Latte {Knitting}

Thursday, 15 November 2012

There are some projects that just take longer than others. But the result makes that all day of knitting really worth it! Yes, Umaro is finished - and it is looking amazing on the bed. It is a beautiful pattern and I would recommend knitting one for yourself. The pattern is not actually that hard - but I always had to have my hard copy version next to me, way too many changes for me to remember them all. However it is quick knit - considering you are knitting a whole blanket (thanks to the 10mm circular needles). 

The cushion cover is an upcycled project


 Pattern: Umaro by the talented Jared Flood (Ravelry)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Lana Grande in Latte (in double) - the whole of 6 skeins
Needle size: 10 mm circular
Modification: Added one repeat to the width, and two repeats to the length chart
Final measurements: 140cm x 200cm (blocked)




It is a well-written pattern, and you really get the result you expect from the pictures - a very professional looking blanket, that you cannot find in shops. I am glad I stuck to the recommended yarn - it is quite good value in the end, especially for a 100% wool yarn. There are many colours available so you are not limited. 

The next project for that room is to turn this fabric bought on Ebay - Marimekko Lumimarja design - into two smaller cushion covers. I just need to work out where to cut it. 


I can also focus on the baby blanket and makes some progress with it. And considering how Umaro turned out, I cannot wait to see the result. 

27 comments:

  1. That blanket is divine. Absolutely perfect!

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  2. OMGosh! Your Umaro is fantastic! I bow down to your level and capacity for patience.

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  3. Wow! I can't believe you knitted a whole blanket, not to mention such a beautiful one. That Marimekko fabric looks like it will co-ordinate beautifully with Umaro as well.

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  4. That is beautiful! I can't imagine knitting a blanket - I struggle to finish scarves! It looks gorgeous :-)

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  5. It's absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour you chose. Can't wait to see the finished cushions, a perfect match!

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  6. Your blanket is just stunning - congratulations!

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  7. So? How are we feeling ? Sooo excited for you! Lovely knitting.

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  8. What a beautiful blanket! That will be so snuggly and warm on a cold winter's night!

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  9. wow! that is a seriously beautiful blanket!

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  10. It's beautiful. Wow! I'd love to snuggly in right away but unfortunately, I have to go to work now. :-) Have a nice weekend. Regula

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  11. Oh WOW, your blanket is just gorgeous. I want to make one myself now, it is just that fabulous!!

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  12. That blanket is beautiful! Wow, for me such big projects are still a little daunting.
    Yours is amazing though!
    x

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  13. Gorgeous! I wish I had the stamina for that big a project.

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  14. That really is a stunning blanket. I love the colour of the yarn, and the stitch definition is just beautiful. It's definitely going to be something to treasure for years to come.

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  15. Whoa! Wait!! You knitted an entire blanket?? And it's so gorgeous. I'm super impressed. I can crochet anything I want, but I have *never* been able to work knitting. :D

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  16. I love that blanket!! The pattern works up beautifully!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! This is going on me "When I finally finish a sweater and stop losing steam halfway through" to-do list.

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  18. That is absolutely beautiful, I can see why it is worth all the time you spend knitting it. Your bed looks like one you would see in a catalogue, or magazine :)

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  19. This is beautiful. I don't think I'd have the patience to knit a whole blanket but seeing this makes me very tempted to start!

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  20. Very beautiful, it looks stunning on the bed!

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  21. Oh wow, that is gorgeous, Nat! Fantastic texture!

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  22. Beautiful - fabulous knitting - but it must have taken so long to do and so heavy to haul around even on circular needles

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