Sunday, 1 July 2018

It's all about the colours

Sometimes I feel the need to start another project just because nothing on my needles is colourful enough. This happened to me a couple of days ago so I went in search of a big, dramatic crochet stitch that I could work in bold stripes of colour. This is what I came up with ...

How about that for some serious texture? This is my version of the marshmallow stitch and I'm using a rainbow of Patons Diploma Gold DK for it. Of course this sort of stitch just eats yarn so I shall have to order some more soon. I'm hoping that three balls of each colour plus some sort of edging will make a small blanket.

I've also started using this Catona Colour Pack that I showed you the other week. 

You get one little 10g ball of each of the 109 shades of Catona in the pack and, after playing with them for a while, I decided it was time to actually start using them.

I'm going to knit straightforward squares and then sew them together to make a blanket. Deciding on how to arrange them is going to be exciting. I'll probably only do 100 squares so that I can make a 10 x 10 blanket but just think of all the possible ways of arranging 100 colours. I'm seriously considering taking a photograph of each square so that I can create pictures of different ways of putting them together ...

... but I'm getting ahead of myself here. So far I've knitted one green square. It's a very pretty square though.

As you can see, I've also crocheted a tiny square and made a yarn peg to use in planning designs. Just another 99 to go then.


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  2. Thevmarshmallow which blanket is see eye candy and love the idea of 100 colours blanket and pretty please piccy of eachn colour like the firstšŸ¤©

  3. Thank-you. There are now two squares done, so only 98 more to go.