Rams and Yowes: FO

I’ve finally finished and blocked my Rams and Yowes for my niece Sibella! I loved making this blanket – seeing the colourwork pattern emerge and steeking for the first time definitely kept things interesting.

There were a couple of minor mishaps along the way. As I mentioned in my steeking post, I bought the kit from Jamieson & Smith and ran out of several colours (shaela, mooskit, sholmit and gaulmogot) while working the backside of the border. I didn’t stress it though as I had enough of the other five colours to transition earlier than written, and I don’t think it’s noticeable. I highly recommend working with Jamieson & Smith’s Shetland Supreme; it just gets softer after blocking and I love that it comes in all natural colours of Shetland wool.

If you make a Rams and Yowes for yourself, I would suggest working the garter stitch border on a smaller needle. I used the same size throughout (3 mm) and ended up with a slightly rippled border. Since it’s evenly rippled, I wasn’t too fussed about this either but if I make it again I’ll definitely go down a size to compare the finished result.

So, yay! I’m excited to pop this in the mail. And a big thanks to Jennifer at The Purple Purl for the steeking support!

[Photos courtesy of Christopher]

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6 Responses to “Rams and Yowes: FO”

  1. Aunt Tracy Says:

    The blanket looks beautiful Laura. You did a great job! I can hardly wait to see it.

  2. lauren Says:

    o.m.g… that is fantastic!! I aspire to finish a stranded project that big some day! It’s really wonderful.

  3. rachel Says:

    ooooh wow. you’ve done a gorgeous job! your niece is a lucky girl ;)

  4. Laura Michelle Says:

    Thanks so much!

    Lauren, your Frank Mitts design was one of my colourwork gateway patterns. I’m definitely hooked!

  5. Jane Flanagan Says:

    I love it!!

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