Five colours – a project

Remember this?

The blanket I showed you on Friday was made with squares of the same sequence. It isn’t my favourite thing to do by any means, but a request has come in for the same colours in a more random pattern, so it’s started today, and I’ll post it’s probably slow progress from time to time. It’s one of my ‘Blessings’ blankets, maybe I’ll share more about those another day.

The process has started…..

As you can see most of these are waiting for colour number 5 which is Pomegranate. I think that is my favourite colour in the Stylecraft range, but maybe it’s the colour of the moment as far as I’m concerned because the Temperature Blanket is currently very blue!

Five Colour Friday

Inspiration pops up when you least expect. The important thing is to keep your eyes open, and constantly take in your surroundings. The inspiration for today’s Five Colour Friday comes from our garden.

It’s been an interesting autumn this year. We didn’t have the flames and bronzes that usually occur, instead the trees and shrubs gave us glorious golds and rusts, stunning, but unexpected. However, finally, one of the shrubs has turned from green and gold to this.

The photograph doesn’t do it justice, but it was enough to set the creative juices flowing.

The thing about inspiration is that the source doesn’t have to be represented in its entirety – or in fact accurately. It inspires something….. and this is what the above inspired:

In contrast to the last collection this is a more gentle autumn colourscheme,

If you want to vary the position of the colours a total of 120 different combinations is possible. They will make a stunning blanket whichever style or stitch you use – maybe a corner to corner, or a ripple blanket. Vary the placement or use in rotation.

These are again from the easily obtainable Stylecraft Special DK range of colours:

Buttermilk, Camel, Vintage Peach, Blush and Pomegranate.

Don’t forget, let me know if you use the combination and use the hashtag #nuvofeltfivecolours  If you make use of it I hope you will let me know either below or on instagram.   You can find all posts in this series via this link.

Five Colour Friday

Today’s Five Colour Friday has a definite Autumnal feel.

Five colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range. They go together very well – with just a little splash of contrast to bring the combination alive.

Together they make a particularly striking blanket.

Lobelia, Citron, Spice, Copper and Tomato

Tomato makes a lovely joining colour. If you want to vary the position of the colours a total of 120 different combinations is possible. They will make a stunning blanket whichever style or stitch you use – maybe a corner to corner, or a ripple blanket. Vary the placement or use in rotation.

Don’t forget, let me know if you use the combination and use the hashtag #nuvofeltfivecolours  If you make use of it I hope you will let me know either below or on instagram.   You can find all posts in this series via this link.

 

 

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Five Colour Friday

I really enjoyed working with these colours. They remind me of spring – but also have an autumnal feel.

Five colours will enable 120 different blocks to be made if you don’t want to make them all the same. This handy list will help you to do this.

They are pretty striking as a single colourway too

Stylecraft Special DK Aspen, Mustard, Cypress, Shrimp, Cloud Blue,

 

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Five Colour Friday

It’s been a while since the last Five Colour Friday. This wasn’t intentional, but travels made it a little difficult to post. Make sure you read on if you like a bargain.

Sometimes a gentle and quiet colour-scheme is all that’s needed.

Five colours for Five Colour Friday!

Stylecraft Special DK in Cloud Blue, Sage, Sherbet, Wisteria and Candyfloss

Make a cushion – a blanket – even a Poncho!

The more Grannies you make, the better the effect.

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Five colours can be used in a number of ways…..

For a change I thought I’d try making blocks in alternate colours and use a unifying colour for the border. Here’s the result:

For this experiment I used the Posy Square that I’ve written about previously.

Alternating blocks becomes more effective as the size grows

And it can become as large, or stay as small, as you wish

So, which colours have I used?

Stylecraft Special DK in Tomato, Cypress, Sage and Copper. They are joined with Camel

I have to admit that Stylecraft have a very good range of colours in their Special DK range. It’s an acrylic yarn – but a good quality acrylic that washes well. Deramores sell the whole range – including the new colours that I have yet to use. Use the link and take a look around – I’m sure you’ll find something of interest.

I hope you enjoy this series, and that you find it useful. You can follow me on Instagram as CrochetalongwithNuvofelt, and I’m here on Ravelry. Find me on Facebook via the link in the sidebar. Drop in and say ‘Hi’.

 

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Five Colour Friday 

I have really enjoyed using these colours. It’s been secretly in progress during the trials and tribulations of the Spirit of April. No view of the finished blanket for a while, though, as it’s intended as a gift.

Saffron. Tomato. Meadow. Cypress. Mustard.
The colours used are Stylecraft colours. Don’t forget that you can make 120 different squares with just these five colours. More Five Colour Friday inspiration can be found here.

There will be another post in this series very soon as I think I’ve found my most favourite shade of red ever! Watch this space…..

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