Well, I didn’t think I’d be posting anymore this week, but I actually have something to show!! The large basketweave project I alluded to here 2 months ago(!) is finally complete.
The vital statistics are as follows: 46″ x 60″, made in Red Heart Super Saver with my trusty J hook. I have to admit, it was a challenge. The BPDCs would quickly tire my wrist and, as the afghan got larger and more heavy, I nearly had to wrestle it as I was working along. Who would have thought that acrylic yarn could end up being so heavy? I failed to keep precise count, but I think I used 9 skeins, which would bring it in at a couple ounces under 4 pounds. And the basketweave stitch makes a very thick cloth, lemme tell ya. It is a yarn-eater.
I must say, however, that I’m quite pleased with the finished project. The stitches are prominant enough so that the basketweave effect is clearly visible. The only thing I’d do differently, if/when I make another, is to use a lighter weight yarn….4 ply worsted is simply too thick and heavy for this stitch/pattern in this (gulf coast) climate.