I love working with colour, so this project has been very satisfying.
It took just a little over a month, but I could have finished more quickly if I hadn’t had other projects to keep me occupied too.
I used Stylecraft Special DK – as I’ve told you before, it’s the only yarn I can buy locally, and if you haven’t already guessed it’s a corner to corner blanket as demonstrated very well here by Mikey of the Crochet Crowd.
Here’s the sequence:
Jaffa, Sunshine, Kelly Green, Petrol, Midnight
MIdnight was followed by: Plum, Bright Pink, Matador, Tomato and Mustard
After Mustard: Lime, Lobelia, Violet and Claret.
Each colour was hooked in blocks of 9 rows each. this could be varied according to the size of the required blanket.
Two rounds make up the border – a simple two step sequence which I find is a good complement to the C2C pattern
I didn’t find it easy to photograph, but you get the general idea. I keep records of all my blankets. Browsing previous colour schemes will often spark an idea or two.
A word of warning! The two middle blocks of colour take almost a whole ball of yarn. If I had added extra blocks I would have needed a second ball without doubt.
There’s nothing like a rainbow to cheer, so I have really enjoyed working on this project. It could have been finished last month, but other things got in the way. Last night, however, the blanket was finished – except for the border. This morning, in daylight, I’ve chosen the colours for this, so it should be finished in a couple of days all being well.
It would be lovely to be able to spend all day with a hook in hand, wouldn’t it! However…… other things are calling me today. It will be good to finish a few things during National Crochet Month. I wonder….. 😉
I currently have two projects on the go. I told you about one last time, but today I’m sharing a secret.
I’ve started a new project which is being produced strictly under cover! I’m grabbing moments when a certain someone is otherwise engaged – and I know that that someone has no idea about this blog, so posting pictures here isn’t actually revealing anything.
Hopefully this will be a very quick project! Instead of Double Knitting yarn I’ve chosen a Chunky by James C Brett – and it is truly growing apace!
Forgive the crumpled cloth, but it was photographed in an instant with no real thought to background! Above is just one short evening’s work! Maybe it will be finished in record time!
The start of another project is always exciting.
Did you know I am a dyer? I’ve been creating collections of hand dyed threads etc for over 20 years. Search for Sassa Lynne and you will see. More information at the weekend or join my little Facebook group.
A quick update of the blanket I’m making for the above charity project. It’s been difficult to photograph as the days have been rather dark. The picture isn’t a true representation of colours – maybe my computer needs readjusting!
I’m over half way. It was meant to be a slow blanket – but I’ve enjoyed watching the colours change and it has grown apace. It will take me a couple of weeks to finish at least, I think, as the next few days/weeks are really busy.
Anyone else making one>