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Basket Weave Blanket

I was inspired after seeing a video of the basket weave stitch and decided to make a good-bye/congrats-on-med-school-acceptance blanket for N. I pretty much worked on it post-exam and carried it with me almost everywhere in order to work on it in my spare time.

Yarn: Teal Red Heart Soft

And since I thought that the calculations were impressive, I will share. :D

I used a little over 18 skeins so…
Total yarn length: 256yd x 18 = 4,608yd = 2.62 miles or 38.4 football fields
Weight: 5oz x 18 = 90oz = 5.625 lbs
“Box” = 10 stitches wide, 9 stitches tall; 25 ‘boxes’ wide, 18 ‘boxes’ tall
Each completed row of 25 boxes ~1 skein. I averaged 4 hours per skein so total time: 72 hours (I started in March and finished mid-July)

Carrying the blanket everywhere I went was pretty tiring, but the result is GLORIOUS if I do say so myself. Without further ado…my basket weave blanket for N!

I am very proud of the fact I finished and was quite sad when I had to give it to N, but his reaction and appreciation was worth the effort.