Today I have a blanket Ta-dah that I have been bursting to 'Ta-dah !'
for a couple of weeks now but I couldn't because it was
a Birthday present for Meg and I didn't want to spoil the surprise.
But as said Birthday happened yesterday
here it is ....
Nothing fancy or particularly detailed
just a very snuggly sofa blanket.
I used Stylecraft Chunky Special in Burgundy and I had the wool all ready
to go for when Christmas was over.
I used this wool in my Autumn blanket and it fits the bill perfectly being the
perfect yarn for warmth, cost and wear.
The starting chain was 165 and as I wanted a softish drape I used a larger hook
than suggested working the starting chain in a size 8mm hook
and then working the rest of the blanket with a 7mm hook.
The entire blanket is just DC all the way.
And of course the best thing of all about it is that it works up so quickly
that before you know it you're all done and dusted and you're on to the edging.
Now Meg is a girl who knows what she likes and likes what she knows so
absolutely no fancy, frilly edges here please !
So to give the blanket a neat finish and to add a bit of weight I decided to go for a Rope edging.
Again, I used this on my Autumn blanket and it seems to work particularly well
with this chunky weight yarn.
To start with I went all the way around the edge working DC's with two strands of wool.
This gives a good thick base for the rope edging, which is basically backwards DC.
All looking pretty good -
but you know me,
my blankets just aren't complete unless
they have a little signature ribbon or heart in the corner.
This time however I wanted to try a different motif.
I had chosen this colour wool because the blanket was to go with Meg's gorgeous
starry sofa cushions so it only seemed right that the little addition tied in with this.
So, stars it was !
made in a soft white 4 ply.
I decided where they needed to be,
of photography knowledge there would probably be a reason but
I just couldn't get it , and added to that every photo seems to show the burgundy
wool in a different shade - grr ! )
But, rubbish photo's aside,
the blanket was duly wrapped
And here it is in its new home ...