It’s finished. The first square was made, tentatively, on January 2 and finished yesterday morning before breakfast. There were 8 ‘joining’ ends to weave in, but I was just too tired the night before.
There really is something very satisfying about making something without having to buy yarn. A while ago I made this blanket
I really liked it, so indulged in other colour ways that I thought would work. This new blankie is made using the same type of yarn, combined with another.
SPLASH is a KING COLE yarn that comes in really pretty combinations. Above you can see Apricot on the left and Silver Fox on the right. I didn’t have a suitable King Cole single colour yarn to hand, but discovered that Stylecraft Special DK in Toy was a perfect match.
I had no real plan as I began, but it’s always good to be able to judge how far a yarn should go. To that end I began to make 4 round Granny Squares until one ball of Splash was used up. There was enough yarn for 21 squares. Exercise repeated with the other ball of Splash which gave a total of 42. Enough for a 7×6 blanket.
Four round squares are not very large, so a further two rounds were needed, and that’s where Toy came into play.
In total I used 100g each of SPLASH, and 260g of Toy.
The border is not large, but I had a 60g scrap ball of Toy that was just perfect over and above the two full balls. I bought the yarn from THE KNITTING NETWORK , a company that impressed me more and more each time I use them. The pictures above and below will take you directly to their site – and you will get 10% off your order if you sign up for their NEWSLETTER
Now to wash and it will be ready to go and I can begin more squares for the Friendship Blanket.