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!
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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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…..