OK I think I might know what’s going on with the tension - the blue lagoon afghan is done w 2 strands held together - and the needle size is not that much bigger than I’d use w one strand, so its a really dense knit. I really like the way it comes out though, its going to be a really sturdy, durable and warm blanket. However with my hands like this I will have to wait. I’m thinking I might even go to an addi-turbo type needle to make it a bit more slippery.
So I played around with a swatch for a free pattern at Lion’s brand, not the one above - I downloaded it without saving the link so if I find it again I’ll post. Its a very basic single and double crochet afghan in varying width stripes, and working the swatch did not hurt my hands, so i ordered KP Swish worsted yarn, similar but not same colors as pictured. cloud9
Of course you never know what they will look like exactly… my color swatches are outdated. Was not too expensive :happydance:
Hey I did not tell you guys yet, I am looking for a house to buy! So this will be my own housewarming gift to myself :teehee: Hopefully, if it does not take me 1.5 yrs to make, like the last crochet blanket I made!:roflhard:
I figured it s the best time to look w prices down… going out w the realtor tomorrow afternoon! Wish me luck!