I am on my summer break, maybe you are too? If so, then you might just have time for the new Prism Blanket Make-ALong by Susan from Felted Button. The MAL starts today, and I have a video tutorial showing you how to do the difficult bits in the pattern. Under Resources you find everything you need to make you own Prism Blanket.
- Prism Blanket pattern on Ravelry
- Prism Blanket pattern on Etsy
- Prism Blanket video tutorial
- Prism Blanket yarn kits: Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU) and Deramores (UK/Int)
- English and Dutch Facebook groups hosting the MAL
- Social media tag: #PrismBlanketMAL
Prism Blanket video tutorial
In the video tutorial for the Prism Blanket, I do not show you the full blanket step-by-step, but I only show you the difficult or confusing parts. The reason for not showing every step of the blanket is because the pattern is a paid pattern, and a free video tutorial for a paid pattern would inevitably take away income from Susan. Susan is a fabulous designer, and I sincerely support her work.
I encourage you to start with the written pattern, and when you feel that you get stuck on the join of any of the triangles, take a look at the video, or ask for help in the English or Dutch Facebook groups hosting the MAL.
Prism Blanket yarn amounts and kits
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 15 balls of Scheepjes Color Crafter – 5 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 (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), Black Sheep Wools (UK), and many other Scheepjes stockists.
My Prism Blanket colors
Although I really like the original blanket, I want to make a blanket with a completely different look. 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)
My Prism Blanket WIP
My Prism Blanket is about half way now, so still pretty much a WIP. The project is detailed, and sometimes a bit slow going because of all the yarn tails that need to be worked in. A BIG tip, keep working away those yarn tails as you go; it will save you from going insane at the end of the project.
I am using the following color placement for my Prism Blanket:
- Base Color – Scheepjes Color Crafter – Ermelo (1710)
- Color A & F – Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Crawford (850)
- Color B & G – Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Astaire (845)
- Color C & H – Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Garland (852)
- Color D & I – Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Gardner (851)
- Color E & J – Scheepjes Color Crafter Velvet – Chaplin (855)
I am making a smaller version of Prism Blanket. The pattern for the MAL has 7 columns of hexagons, so you have 7 hexagon points at the top and bottom of the blanket, and the MAL pattern has 13 full rows of the small top triangles. I am making a smaller version of Prism Blanket, which means that I am making only 5 columns, so my blanket only has 5 hexagon points at both ends, and only 9 full rows of the top triangles. This difference is important, because I have less yarn, so I can’t make the full size blanket. My blanket will be a comfortable lapghan.
I have stitch markers in the center of each new base row of hexagons to help me keep track of where I am in the pattern. It is easy to loose track of them because your eyes play tricks on you, looking to make hexagons all over the blanket.
I am working the blanket is rows, alternating the base and top triangles. This way it is easier to keep track of my top triangle colors and I enjoy the process of seeing the blanket grow. This is a very thick blanket, basically a double layer of fabric, which means that it’s rather hot. I have it with me on my summer break here is France, but it is a bit hot to work on during the day. Luckily I also have a cotton yarn project with me!
I am enjoying my vacation, and I sincerely hope you enjoy your summer/winter break too. See you in September, and this time I don’t believe that there is anything that is going to jump the gun, but you can never be sure! Have a good time everyone.
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