I’ve been gone for too long…… no excuse other than busy busy busy with the children in the holidays and just life in general. Can you tell the kids are back at school today?
I have a project to share with you…… one I made a while ago, but as it was for a gift I didn’t want to share too much in advance.
If you follow my FB page you’ll had had some sneak previews….. well of the yarn anyway!
So an old university/ college friend from all those years ago……. got in touch. (I still send her a Christmas card every year but via her parents house as I had no idea where she lived!)
She asked if I’d make her a rainbow blanket, for her soon to be born baby. “Of course” and duly went to the yarn shop…….(Any excuse!)
Good old Stylecraft Special DK. I love this yarn. So soft, but cheap and completely washable which is required for baby blanket (having been there myself a few years ago!)
To the design – a rainbow – but what type? This is where my drawing skills completely let me down. I might be able to create in wool, thread, clay even…… but pen and paper and it leaves a lot to desired!
We went for the stripy one…… Blanket was started and taken pretty much everywhere with me! The car, ballet lessons……. With a due date of mid July, but probably earlier I needed to get cracking (this while making my yarn bomb fairies too!)
So one finished blanket, sent to a friend in time for the birth of her little boy.
You will need:
Use the basic C2C technique, making 3 rows of each colour in a Standard rainbow order – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
48 rows wide
66 rows long
Corner to Corner – watch this handy video to show you how to do it.