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 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

All yarns are available from DERAMORES who currently have special offers.

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

Published by nuvofelt

I dye. Colour is my business and I using a variety of materials. I also enjoy enabling other creatives to enjoy their art. Crochet is one of my current means of expression. Some of my blogs are kept as daily records. Take a look and you will see.

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