The squares are truly breathtaking.
A couple of points I'd like to make about this project:
1. Pixie used our Valley Yarns Northampton. At $4.99/ball for 240 yards, it's a "bahgain" as us native Bostonians would say.
2. She used a "G" hook - be sure to swatch! For worsted weight yarn such as Northampton a "G" or "H" is usually recommended, but you can't be sure without a swatch.
3. Pixie did follow the schematic exactly, which means that because she was using a heavier weight yarn than called for, her finished blanket came out to be 56" x 64", much larger than the finished measurements in the pattern state.
4. Pixie used a total of 17 colors, just like the pattern calls for. She used 2 balls of Lizard Green, Eggplant and Laguna Blue (her favorites) and one of 15 other colors. Pixie went a little crazy on this project and rather than follow a "formula" for the creation of the squares, she selected randomly. Knowing Pixie like I do, this must have been a little tough for her! Like me, Pixie likes to have a plan and stick to it!
The color in this finished shot is off and appears much brighter than it actually is - the photos above are much more accurate. I think something was lost in the translation from our professional photographer's system to importing it here:
For those of you working on your Babette's, please let me know how it's coming along and email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org - Pixie and I would love to see them!
NOTE: Tuesday, 6/17 - the full photo of Babette on the bed has been fixed! Thanks to our most faboo photographer for fixing the CMYK conversion!