June 15th, 2008


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I must make apologies for not posting Pixie’s Babette photos sooner. For those of you who have emailed, left comments on the blog and on Ravelry, here, at long last is what I have of Pixie’s Babette:



The squares are truly breathtaking.

A couple of points I’d like to make about this project:

1. Pixie used our Valley Yarns Northampton. At $4.99/ball for 240 yards, it’s a “bahgain” as us native Bostonians would say.

2. She used a “G” hook – be sure to swatch! For worsted weight yarn such as Northampton a “G” or “H” is usually recommended, but you can’t be sure without a swatch.


3. Pixie did follow the schematic exactly, which means that because she was using a heavier weight yarn than called for, her finished blanket came out to be 56″ x 64″, much larger than the finished measurements in the pattern state.

4. Pixie used a total of 17 colors, just like the pattern calls for. She used 2 balls of Lizard Green, Eggplant and Laguna Blue (her favorites) and one of 15 other colors. Pixie went a little crazy on this project and rather than follow a “formula” for the creation of the squares, she selected randomly. Knowing Pixie like I do, this must have been a little tough for her! Like me, Pixie likes to have a plan and stick to it!

5. The pattern is from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2006 and is now also available at http://www.knittingdaily.com/.

The color in this finished shot is off and appears much brighter than it actually is – the photos above are much more accurate. I think something was lost in the translation from our professional photographer’s system to importing it here:


For those of you working on your Babette’s, please let me know how it’s coming along and email pictures to readysetknit@yarn.com – Pixie and I would love to see them!


NOTE: Tuesday, 6/17 – the full photo of Babette on the bed has been fixed! Thanks to our most faboo photographer for fixing the CMYK conversion!

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3 Responses to “Babette”

  1. kat Says:

    photos from the pro are probably formated for printing… converting them in photoshop by saving for web will correct the colors.

    Beautiful work Pixie 🙂 and yeah Crochet!

  2. Kathy Says:

    Yes – it’s a CMYK conversion thing. New one is being loaded as we speak.


    Kathy (yes- YEAH CROCHET!)

  3. Isis Says:

    This is cool stuff, thanks for posting it here, my mum is really very good at this thing BTW!

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