Since you have been curious about my blanket that I started yesterday, I will do a quick post with some photos to show it here.
But first I want to show off a lucky find today!
|Colourful Fenna yarn|
Another new WIP: The South Bay Shawlette!
Today I managed to find some gorgeous new Fenna yarn - but there were only 2 balls in the shop!
I just couldn't resist to start with my old favourite - The South Bay Shawlette. The first stitches were just flying off my needles! I just wanted to show you the lovely colours in the yarn. This is what I made this early evening.
|Another South Bay Shawlette in the making!|
New WIP: Harlequin Blanket
First I practised my stitches. The stitch is also known as Large Catherine Wheel Stitch (using UK treble stitches). Each pattern repeat goes over 12 stitches!
Initially I worked out from my sample that I wanted to do 50 x pattern repeats (12 stitches) = 600 stitches + 2 extra for edges!
So I started chaining and counting!!!!
However, in the end I only needed 480+2 (40 repeats will be more than 2m large!)
The (printable) pattern is here: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_yC9ySJTXW3I/SeYIaN9h2FI/AAAAAAAACJ4/b-pXJvzrqPM/s1600-h/Wheel+Shell+Stitch+-+Triple.jpg
You Tube Tutorial
|Yesterday midday - 602 chains = 1st row!|
|Yesterday afternoon - first 2 rows|
|This morning - starting on the 4th row|
|This afternoon/now - starting on the 6th row|
|Can you see the Harlequin pattern emerging?|
Sorry to be so short this time, I must get ready and pack a few bits, we are leaving in the middle of the night. By breakfast time, when you might be reading this, I will be in England already!!! (Needless to say, the above projects are coming with me!)
Have a lovely weekend and please leave me some comments, I look forward to reading them when I return!