Goodbye to Bluebell

A while ago I began a blanket with a wide range of colours. It was ordered by a customer who was very specific, and especially about the joining colour.

It HAD to be BLUEBELL – a pretty colour, but not one that goes with everything. Sadly the other colours were not a suitable combination and part way through the customer decided to abandon the project in favour of something completely different. Consequently I was left with a pile of squares that were no use, and no time to make them more attractive. Into a box they went and there they stayed until … Covid!

Frogging is sometimes VERY satisfying

So I spent a few hours removing the offending yarn then considered the options for replacing it.

The variety of colours really cried out for a neutral, but dead black, white, cream or even a grey just made for a boring result.

Then I remembered a yarn I’ve been waiting to try.

It’s more of an Oatmeal than a cream, with interesting random flecks of dark neutral colours.

I’ll certainly use this yarn again. It only took two balls to finish the entire blanket which is approximately 30 x 40 inches. I couldn’t make up my mind which colour to choose to add to the border – so I added several!😉

It needs blocking, but that can wait until another day, and this blanket will be forever called ‘Goodbye to Bluebell

Materials used:

Stylecraft Special DK – one ball each.

  • Claret
  • Lime
  • Turquoise
  • Mushroom
  • Spice
  • Clematis
  • Lipstick
  • Meadow
  • Empire
  • Aspen
  • Magenta
  • Green
  • Mocha
  • Pistachio
  • Bright Pink
  • Pale Rose
  • Burgundy
  • Lobelia
  • Apricot
  • Cloud Blue
  • Soft Peach
  • Mustard
  • Parma Violet
  • Gold

Hayfield Bonus DK colour number 0987

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Five Colour Friday!

4 thoughts on “Goodbye to Bluebell

    1. I don’t know how I missed some comments, Linda, apologies are in order. Thank you for commenting. I’ve used the yarn again, and it’s definitely worthy of stashing. Thanks for commenting ☺️


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