Now instead of ‘almost’ covering a double bed, it three-quarters covers a queen bed properly – it hangs down the sides and everything.
And to be honest, I’m okay with this blanket never being done. I really enjoy the process.
My granny hexagon crochet blanket is made out of sock yarn scraps. It’s thrifty, and really sweet as well. In the pic above, I can see some sock yarn I dyed with KoolAid, some yarn from my Very First Pair of socks, and scraps from my niece’s baby blanket. Aww.
But you can see why it’s called the Big Ugly, right? None of these yarns ‘go’ like the yarns in my Persian Tiles Blanket did. They’re not chosen with any kind of care. They’re used because they’re sitting around. It’s a completely different aesthetic, and I love it.
What helps this blanket work is the design – hexagons ensure that smaller amounts of each colour sit next to each other. If I had worked traditional squares, the blocks of colour (and colour clashes) would share a lot more with their neighbours. That’s the same reason I bordered everything with white – to tone down the clashes and to give each colour a chance to sing.
I’ve been doing better at adding to this blanket lately, and I want to keep that up. To that end, here’s a ravelry link for the project. And I’ll update you here on the blog in, oh, two years or so I guess.
Gansey, guernsey, jersey. What on earth am I talking about? A sweater, of course. You know the sort I’m talking about. A deliciously cabled, blue sweater, perfect for cold days. You might call it an aran sweater, or a jumper. You almost certainly do not call it a ‘knit frock’ like old books do. Whatever […]
I’m so excited to share a new free knitting pattern – multimodal split bike mitts. This split mittens pattern is designed with biking in mind. I’ll tell you all about it, but first: Download the free split mittens pattern or view on Ravelry. I got a new bike for my birthday, aren’t I the luckiest […]
It shouldn’t be hard to find gifts for knitters and crocheters, right? After all, you can always buy them yarn, right? Wrong. Knitters and crocheters love yarn by definition, but they’re also fussy about it. Not just colour, but merino vs alpaca vs silk and worsted weight or worsted spun, and don’t get me started […]
Why bother lining a hat? After all, any knitted hat is probably plenty warm, right? Usually, but not always. Jesse requested a new winter beanie, one which was really warm, please. I thought I’d make him a colourwork hat, as the yarn which floats behind the pattern effectively adds another layer of warmth. (Looking for […]
For the longest time, I’ve wanted a chunky cable knit beanie topped with a big faux fur pompom. I stared at other women’s densely cabled heads. Cosy! Autumnal! Hygge! Last year, determined to make my cosy-head dreams come true, I bought a pompom and yarn and knit a hat… that was far too small. I […]
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