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Demelza Blanket – video tutorials, colorway and yarn amounts

The time has once again come when a beautiful project we have been working on for quite some time has reached its completion. With happy feelings I look back om making my Demelza blanket using Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn.

The Demelza blanket is designed by Catherine Bligh and is accompanied by a photo tutorial in English and Dutch. There is also an update available with UK terms. The design is inspired by the character Demelza from Poldark, a series of novels written by Winston Graham in the 20th century and adapted for television by the BBC.


Video tutorials

You can find all the videos for making each of the squares, the join and the border for the Demelza series on my YouTube channel.

Each part of the Demelza series is also available individually:

Colorway and Yarn amounts

I used 13 colors of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn with a 3.5mm hook to make my Demelza blanket. All details for when I used which color for the squares as well as the join and border are given in my color chart.

I used 28 balls of Stone Washed in the following colors:

You can buy Scheepjes Stone Washed from Wool Warehouse (UK), Jimmy Bean Wools (USA), Love Crafts (USA), The Knitting Network (UK), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), or your local Scheepjes Stockist.

My Demelza

If you would like to look back on the road we have traveled to make Demelza; we started with 16 small corner squares, flowed by 8 flat flower squares in first one and then a second design, after which we then made 4 3D flower corner squares, the rectangular panels and finally the center square. Joining all the pieces was a lot of work and the cherry on the cake was the border.

This brings us to the end of another beautiful project. For the short term I have no new CAL’s planned, but I am working on several projects for the new year. When the time is right I will tell more.

With love,

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35 thoughts on “Demelza Blanket – video tutorials, colorway and yarn amounts”

  1. This has been my first foray in joining a CAL. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would never have completed it without your immensely helpful instructional videos. Thank you

  2. Esther, I just wanted to say thanks, you’ve taught me so much these last few months! Also and please forgive but I’m not keen on the stonewashed is there something equivalent that could work? Thanks, don’t worry if you can’t!

    1. Happy to help.
      You can make demelza in any yarn you like, so everything will work. There is a wide color selection in the Scheepjes Color Crafter range (acrylic) and Scheepjes Catona (cotton) yarns

  3. Thanks for taking the time to answer! I think I will use Catona, but after Christmas and the finished Mandala madness!!! Blessings for you and your friends and family at Christmas and I hope 2017 is very good for you all xx

  4. First I want to thank you for all the video’s you have created. The Mandala Madness videos helped me termendiously.
    I do have a question about the central square on Demelza. Line 18 on the written pattern I printed it says to bpdc in the four dc But in your video (I think) you’re using bphdc. Which should I do?

  5. Hello Esther ! Thank you for all your tutorials. I learn so much with yours videos !
    I have a question: today the YouTube videos of the demelza blanket are not available . Is that normal ? I am in the middle of this blanket and i am a little lost without the videos. Can you tell me if the tutorials Will be available again ? Thank you very much.

  6. Mijn nicht maakte mij attent op de Ross deken , even verder zoeken kom ik de Demelza tegen!Ik ben verkocht !!Ben nog druk met de lopende Nutshell , maar ik heb maar een stuk of 4 lopende projecten , dus er kan nog wat bij…….;)

  7. Your tutorials are amazing. I could not have made my first Sophie without them. I am finishing my Charlotte blanket(s) in Stonewashed and am looking forward to start Demelza in this yarn. I absolutley love it. I find it hard to consider something else! LOL! I can’t wait to start this one.

  8. I finally finished this blanket – after 3 years! I was beginning to think it would never happen! I could not have done it without your videos. Thank you!!!

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