For me, knitting and crocheting evolved from a hobby to an all-consuming passion (some would say obsession). Inspiration for my designs is drawn from all over the place, including past travels -- ...
For me, knitting and crocheting evolved from a hobby to an all-consuming passion (some would say obsession). Inspiration for my designs is drawn from all over the place, including past travels -- from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan and many places in between. I dream about wool during the long Canadian winters, often waking from my sleep with visions of knittin’s dancing in my head.
Things I never leave home without: Chris, my handsome traveling companion, a knitting project, trusty e-reader, and a picture of my slightly obese cat, Ivan.
A nice, thick blanket perfect for taking to the beach or keeping at the cottage. Made with colours that shout out summer, the texture of the fabric evokes images of wavy water and rippled sand. A great project for beginners and for those who like the look of modular afghans, but don't like joining too many pieces together. Also a great stash buster!
This pattern uses 9 different colours (worsted weight: approx. 700 m in white + 300 m in each of eight colours), and a 5.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the finished blanket is about 55 inches X 64 inches.
Specific yarn used here: Loops & Threads Impeccable in White (3 skeins), Aqua (2), Heather (2); Bernat Waverly in Tibetan Red (2), Turtle Green (2), Classic Navy (2); Paton's Dcor in Mandarin (2); Red Heart Soft in Sea Foam (2); Vanna's Choice in Terracotta (2).
3100 meters of Worsted weight