Knitting a Baby-sized Shelly Kang Sock Yarn Blanket

Marseille recently showed me her completed Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang. It was stunning and the so soft to squish. She knit it on US 2 – 2.75 mm needles using various sock yarn scraps and leftovers, many from her ADVENTurous Wrap KAL.

Here are her progress photos, followed by my photos of the completed baby-sized blanket.

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Now, let’s be real here, because this blanket is made from leftover scraps, it can be a long-term project. You know the kind that sits awaiting a bundle of scraps to congregate to work on again. Of course, this is one of many projects that is ideally suited for mini skeins and sock yarn leftovers – I wrote a whole post highlighting such patterns, Fabulous Knitting Patterns for Yarn Scraps and Mini Skeins.

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Marseille started this blanket on March 26 2011 and completed it on September 10 2016 – just in time for the Anne Arundel County Fair.

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Look at that edge!

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The texture is just deliciously squishy!

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In the process of knitting this, Marseille said that some yarns that she wasn’t loving in socks ended up being perfect for a tiny square.

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I am in love with all the colors.

Marseille made these. Evin photographed them. Read about it on EvinOK.com

For scale, here is the blanket around my childhood Madam Alexander doll.

Marseille made these. Evin photographed them. Read about it on EvinOK.com

Marseille made these. Evin photographed them. Read about it on EvinOK.com

I love this combination of rich jewel tone hues and yarn luster. Which square is your favorite? I’m kinda digging the orange ones, but the pink and grey is lovely too.

Marseille made these. Evin photographed them. Read about it on EvinOK.com

The finished blanket won first place in the 2016 Anne Arundel County Fair.

Marseille made these. Evin photographed them. Read about it on EvinOK.com

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