Sometimes plans change. I was planning on taking a break from my blog and YouTube channel till September, but Susan from Felted Button is having a Make-ALong for her lovely Prism blanket, and it just so happens that I have a video tutorial for that blanket.
Susan and I started on this project some time ago, and for different reasons the project was postponed, but now the postponement is history. Time for a new project! (I will take this WIP on my holiday, I couldn’t show it to you before, but now you know that this is also on my make-list.)
Prism blanket is a detailed, two-layer blanket consisting of many triangles in different sizes and colors. The original blanket uses 11 colors of Scheepjes Color Crafter; one base color and 10 colors for the details. You will need 19 balls of Scheepjes Color Crafter – 9 balls for the base color, and 1 ball of each of the accent colors. The original blanket is a fun, colorful rainbow blanket. Read about the Prism Blanket and the MAL on Felted Button.
The original Prism Blanket is 100cm (39.4in) x 120cm (47.3in), and uses the following Scheepjes Color Crafter amounts:
- 1 x Tilburg (1083)
- 1 x Leek (1132) OR Vlissingen (1723)
- 1 x Leerdam (1263)
- 1 x Groningen (1259)
- 1 x Eelde (1422)
- 1 x Zwolle (1082)
- 1 x Heerlen (1432) OR Rhenen (1188)
- 1 x Hengelo (1084)
- 1 x Meppel (1061)
- 1 x Den Bosch (1241)
- 9 x Heerenveen (1203)
Scheepjes Color Crafter is a double knit (DK) weight, 100g/300m per ball premium acrylic yarn, and is available from Wool Warehouse (Ships International), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), and many other Scheepjes stockists.
Prism Blanket yarn kits
Yarn kits for the original Prism Blanket are already available from:
I expect that other Scheepjes stockists will also have kits available soon.
My Prism Blanket colors
Although I really like the original blanket, I want to make a blanket with a completely different look, plus I am making my blanket a bit smaller. I am making my blanket less wide, and less long. I expect my blanket will be about 95cm (37.5in) x 105cm (41in). I am going for an earth look for my blanket, therefore I am going to make my blanket with a neutral shade of Scheepjes Color Crafter for the base, and 5 autumn colors from the Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet range. I will be repeating my accent colors to compensate for having less colors than in the original pattern.
I have the following yarn amounts and colors for my blanket:
- 5 x Scheepjes Color Crafter – Ermelo (1710)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Garland (852)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Astaire (845)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Crawford (850)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Gardner (851)
- 1 x Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Chaplin (855)
When the MAL starts, I will release a video tutorial showing you the difficult bits in the pattern. The video shows the join-as-you-go for the triangles, and a part of the border. The goal of the video is to help you if you run into difficulties at the tricky parts of the pattern. For the easier parts and the rest of the details, I refer you to the written pattern.
The MAL will run from July 22nd to August 22nd, and will be hosted by the Scheepjes International Facebook group and Scheepjes Dutch Facebook group. The English and Dutch written patterns will be available for only $2 in Susan’s Ravelry or Etsy shop from July 22nd. I will release the free video tutorial showing certain parts of the pattern on July 22nd, when we kick-off the MAL.
See you next week for the release of the video tutorial, and an update on my autumn colored Prism Blanket which is still very much a WIP at the moment.
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