So I finally finished my latest blanket and I absolutely love it! Well, the ends haven't been woven in yet and I'm not sure whether to do a border yet, but it's good to get it looking like a proper blanket. It's not as big as I'd planned but at about 3 x 3 1/2 feet it's big enough to snuggle under on the sofa or lay on the end of a bed. The cream double crochet joins and edging really give it a lift and lighten the whole colour scheme.
It was very difficult to photograph today. Either too dark or too bright, but I hope it gives an idea of how lovely and soft and cuddly it is. I think I used about 1/2 a ball of each colour, some were very alike so they only got used for 2 or 3 squares rather than 5.
In case you're interested, these are the yarns I used. They are all machine washable 100% wool or merino DK. Some of the colours are now discontinued but there's plenty of similar ones out there.
Going from left to right
Row 1; Artesano Superwash Merino Hot Pink, Baby Green, Baby Pink, Baby Lavender,
Row 2; James C Brett Pure Merino PM15, 13, 1, 2.
Row 3; Sublime Extra Fine Merino Alabaster (Joining and border), Limone, Redcurrant, Souffle,
Grape, Blueberry Pie.
Row 4; Debbie Bliss Rialto Pale Blue, Salmon, Raspberry, Buttermilk, Baby Lilac.
Row 5; Rowan Pure Wool Geranium, Tea Rose, Glacier, Gilt.
Row 6; Biggan Design Gentle Green, Lime, Jacaranda.
Patons Dreamtime Lemon
Cascade 220 Superwash Coral (827)
I loved all these yarns, especially the James C Brett ones which I hadn't used before. It is beautifully soft and silky. The Biggan Designs wool comes in a huge range of colours, though I found them a bit bright and felt quite oily. I suppose this must be the natural lanolin. Patons wool was used for the colour, but I'm not keen on this one, being a bit "harsh" and scratchy.
I think my next project will be something smaller! Maybe cushions or perhaps some bunting that I can finish fairly quickly. Now I'd better start weaving in those ends.
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