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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Chunky Blankie

We all love the Loopy Mango Big Loop and all of its associated blanketness. Seriously, a blanket in two hours? When we heard Loopy Mango was rolling out a line of slightly less enormous but still very chunky yarn, we were intrigued.
The M5 Merino No. 5 is loopy and chunky, but knits up on a US15 or 19 instead of the US50 used for the Big Loop. It's a loosely-spun merino yarn with a stabilizing thread to keep the yarn from pulling apart. M5 comes in some really fun and bright colors, and Sally says it's easy to knit up.
She used three colors and a few short hours of her life to make this sweet and squishy garter stitch baby blanket. Just 36 stitches on a US19 and knit all the way. That's the pattern. I know those last-minute-gift ideas are usually not so last-minute, but this one really is. Throw on a long movie and you'll be done by bedtime.
It's great to see new stuff from one of our favorite yarn companies. Come check out the great colors and squish the blanket in person!

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