Pattern: Retro Circles Blanket by Three Beans in a Pod
Yarn: James Brett Marble DK and SRK Northern Sport
Hook Size: E (3.5 mm)
Modifications: After assembling the squares I added a simple shell border
Comments: I made this blanket to used up leftovers of James Brett Marble DK from my stash. The circles are really lovely in the variegated yarn (sorry about the poor photos but it's very overcast and grey out). When I ran out of the Marble DK, I made up the balance with solid green sport weight yarn - those circles are not nearly as lovely. But altogether it's a bright and cheery blanket using stash yarn, so I'm pleased about that.
To join my squares I used the recommended tutorial from Lucy at Attic 24 found here. It's very simple and it looks great on both sides. Nice!
Pattern: Chunky Ripple Blanket from Patons
Yarn: Bouquet Arctic Spun
Hook Size: M/N (9 mm)
Comments: This yarn was donated to the Community Center. Most of the knitting that goes on there is to make baby things, so this large amount of chunky weight yarn was a challenge. Although there was enough to make a sweater, I couldn't imagine wearing a chunky weight acrylic sweater in these colours. As for the colours, they are the colours I wanted to paint my bedroom when I was eight, but I wouldn't paint a room these colours now. When I saw the ripple pattern, I thought it might be just the thing for a big comfy sofa blanket.
Happy Friday! We have a party tonight to celebrate the beginning of the SUP season, so that'll be fun. And as usual on Friday, I'll be linking up with the gang at Tami's Amis if/when Tami posts.