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Lizard Ridge Blanket

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It took me just under a year to knit this beautiful afghan, but I did it! If it had been my only project, I could have done it in 2 months. Of course knitters are not notorious for being monogamous with their projects, and neither was I. Toward the end I got excited about finishing this project, and really focused my energy on it.

The yarn for this project is quite expensive so you really have to consider that before you start casting on. You can easily spend $300 in Noro alone. I’m very grateful for all of my friends who donated their scrap yarn and also gave me several balls for Christmas and my birthday. Thank you!!

Ahh, colors!

Pattern: Lizard Ridge by Laura Aylor
Source: Knitty Fall 2006.
Yarn: Noro Kureyon

I intended to knit 30 squares for a 5×6 blanket, but after laying them out and looking, we all decided that longer was better than wider. So since the pattern calls for 24 squares, I did 28 which added another row to the bottom. Now we can use it long-wise to cover up on the couch, or I can curl up and not have to figure out which I’d rather have hanging out: shoulders or toes.

Rather than use the crochet border, I just did a garter stitch all the way around leaving 6 bumps (12 rows). I’m considering adding an i-cord border all the way around in the same red, just to give it a little something more. (And because I’m insane!) I guess I still can’t get enough of working on this!

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