Friday, July 01, 2011

babette DONE

babette

The last time I posted about Babette was in April when I had finished all the sections. Now almost 3 months later, I finally have the border added and it is done! I was still using the blanket unfinished anyway so that's probably why it took me so long to finish.

babette with border

The border is one row of chocolate and two of rouge. I kind of liked the unfinished look a bit better, no clue why. But, it's done and I can cross it off my WIP list.

Some info you might want to know about Babette:
I used a size 5.5 hook, the pattern calls for a size 3.5 but I wanted a big and drapey blanket so I went for a bigger hook.

I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids yarn in chocolate, true gray, aqua, butterscotch, rouge, white, pumpkin, soft taupe, soft fern, lavender, grass, grape, and soft rose.

To join all the squares, I slip stitched them together using white yarn, you can see a photo of that in this post.

The Babette pattern can be purchased here from Interweave.

I love my babette, I'm so glad that I decided to take on this pattern this year! I have plans for more babette goodness soon too!

20 comments:

  1. I love this. I'm so glad that you shared the finished photo. It's a really inspiring piece!

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  2. Very, very nice. Congratulations!!!. I love the red color, genial. Kisses from Argentina.

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  3. Love the colors, it looks great finished.

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  4. Beautiful work! Well done - I'm amazed about the white that you used to connect them. Hard to see. Nice job on that. :)

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  5. Casey,
    I remember when this pattern was in the Interweave magazine. In fact, I still have the issue. I put it aside because I thought this was an afghan I'd make ... especially if I could use my stash!!!! Yours is just wonderful and is making my fingers itch! :D :D

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  6. This looks fantastic! You did an excellent job

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  7. So so good! You do such beautiful work! And so funny about using unfinished blankets... we do that over here too! :)

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  8. I liked it very much out of the hands of a very good job in health care my friend loves you, I wish you a nice weekend.

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  9. Lovely whimsical babbettd! So nice to see a completion...

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  10. WOW...Great, Great, Great...
    I love all this beautiful Colours and you do a beautiful Work!!!

    Send you many Greetings,
    Marion

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  11. Oh. My. Gosh. It is completely awesome! Love it, love it, love it!!!!!!! Job well done!

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  12. Really beautiful your Babette! Greetings from Paris.

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  13. well done on getting it finished, and it looks fabulous!

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  14. That certainly has the wow factor. It's just so beautiful - well done!

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  15. It is absolutely lovely! Good on you for finishing :)

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  16. Wow, so beautiful! It's a great combo of modern and granny. I love that it looks a little like the Partridge Family bus. Awesome job, and good for you, finishing it. :)

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  17. Wow Casey! Congratulations big time!! It looks so fantastic. I am so inspired to make one now. I really wish I didn't have 5,234 other unfinished crochet projects to do first.

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  18. So pretty! It reminds me a little bit of argyle (those diagonals in the large squares), and a lot of a painting. A really beautiful painting.

    I can see why this is your favorite!

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