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!
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’
Stylecraft Special DK – one ball each.
- Bright Pink
- Pale Rose
- Cloud Blue
- Soft Peach
- Parma Violet
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!