Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Babette is Done!

Yippee, it's done, it's done!!!! Even after having to put it on hold for two weeks due to running out of the main colour, I still finished this sucker in less than a month. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm so proud of myself. I usually get "start-itis" - love starting things, but the finishing? Not so much.

Here are some (okay, a lot) of pics of the finished product.






Okay, I'm off to go do my happy dance now :)

Edited to add: I posted the following information for a fellow Babette-maker on Ravelry and was told it was very useful. So, I've decided to post it here in case anyone else is interested.


Well, I used 14 colours - and they were all 200 gram balls. But with the exception of the almond/cream which I ended up using a total of 280 grams of, I had heaps left over of the other 13 colours.

Being a bit of a nerd, and so I’d know for future Babette making, I actually went and weighed all my balls at the end to see how much I’d actually used. So in addition to the 280 grams of almond, here’s what else I used.

Celery (light green) = 115 grams
Guava (dark green) = 49 grams
Aster (lavender) = 115 grams
Blueberry (dark purple) = 90 grams
Butternut (peach) = 98 grams
Pumpkin (orange) = 92 grams
Rose pink (light pink) = 86 grams
Lipstick pink (dark pink) = 88 grams
Maize (light yellow) = 76 grams
Seaquest (light turquoise) = 72 grams
Poseidon (dark turquoise) = 85 grams
Iris (blue) = 97 grams
Periwinkle (light blue) = 88 grams

So that’s 1431 grams all up, which includes the SC join and two rounds of SC border. The actual blanket probably weights a little bit less as that includes all the yarn I used… so tails have been eliminated. I used a 4mm hook and BWM 8ply wool.


  1. I LOVE it! The colors are fabulous and fun and, dare I say, modern. I know you're heading into summer, but it's cold up here in the northeastern US and it's refreshing to see such bright springtime-y color.

    Happy dance away!

  2. Thanks Big Girl and Sue. I can't wait to make another Babette, I'm already scoping out colours from my stash. (Must not buy more yarn, must not buy more yarn). But I have other things I need to finish before I start anything else.

  3. That looks fantastic Elle. As always your work is so neat and even. Envy x 4982749
    You have given me inspiration to start my own

  4. What an eye-catching Babette! It's beautiful!

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog and was drawn to this Babette!! So very pretty!!! Great job!

  6. Thank you DaisyGirl. It is a fantastic pattern and I'm so happy with how it come out. Will you be making a Babette of your own?

  7. That is really beautiful... Well done.. :)