Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Blanket Pattern Progress


I'm making good progress on my latest blanket pattern.  Knitting in squishy, garter stitch stripes.  The blanket portion is complete using nine colors of greys, purples and creams.  I know that garter stitch can be a bit boring, but the stripes are on the thin side making for quick color changes.

 
The leafy border is next using this lovely green.  Still working out the pattern for the edge.  When I started knitting the blanket, I just got in my head that the border needed to be in green leaves of some sort.



Here's my color inspiration.  Gorgeous edencottageyarns.  I saw this pic on instagram and fell in love. Aren't they just scrumptious?  I did not use her yarns, but rather used the photo to pick worsted weight yarn from Hobby Lobby.

This color combo would make a lovely shawl, don't you think?

Have a great week,
Sheila

Purls of Wisdom:

In a case like this, when my blanket was finished and I need a border color, I take the blanket with me to the store.  I want the border color to coordinate and the only way to pick the best color is to have the finished item in the yarn shop.  I picked out 5 greens and placed them all on the blanket, making it super easy to see the best one!

9 comments:

  1. I love it! Wow, congrats on nearing the end of a lovely project. Such a fantastic set of colours. :)

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  2. I actually like garter stitch for the easiness of it.

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  3. Gorgeous blanket. Great colors. I am curious, how it works with the green leaves. ♥

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  4. Ooh pretty colours, looking forward to seeing the border :)

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  5. Wow, that is an amazing blanket!

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  6. Beautiful colours. I love Eden Cottage and love seeing their yarn posed on instagram!!

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  7. Are all the stripes the same size? Did you double your yarn? Some of the stripes in the picture look like they are combined with another color or is it just excellent color choices?

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  8. I used a single strand throughout and the stripes are all the same number of rows. I do love to work with color so I take your comment as s compliment. None are combined. I have the pattern available for sale and you can see the leafy border on my newest post.
    Best
    Sheila

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