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“New” blanket in winter colors

How is the weather in your part of the world? Where I live it’s winter now, and at the moment it’s dark, dreary and cold. We are expecting some snow later this week, and together with mostly rain and wind, all I want to do is stay indoors. The only thing I go outside for is to do grocery shopping and train with my personal trainer; a luxury I have permitted myself to have because it helps me to stay healthy and strong. I seriously don’t need a lockdown to keep me from going anywhere!

A while ago, no, actually a VERY LONG time ago, in the winter of 2018, I started a project inspired by the cold winter months. When I think of winter, I think of snow and shades of white and blue, and I selected exactly those colors for a “new” blanket.

The yarn I selected is, ironically enough, called Sunkissed. Nothing sunkissed about my blanket! I am using Scheepjes Cotton 8 and Scheepjes Sunkissed yarn, which are both fingering weight, 100% cotton yarns worked with a 3mm hook. Cotton 8 is available in 44 solid shades, whereas Sunkissed is available in 22 subtle variegated colors. I have made quite a few project using these yarns, including Sophie’s Universe and Mandala Madness. Cotton 8 is one of my favorite yarns, I really like the drape the cotton gives.

Scheepjes Cotton 8 and Sunkissed is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/International), Black Sheep Wools (UK), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), Bloemendal Wol (NL), and many Scheepjes stockists worldwide.

I made a sketch of a winter design, using two shades of blue and a lot of white. Winter white means snowflakes, so I am making a giant snowflake blanket. Next week I will show you a bit more of where I am going with this 😉

With love,

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9 thoughts on ““New” blanket in winter colors”

  1. It’s really cold here in the UK today and we had a little snow this morning, and with lockdown crochet manages to keep me sane, I look forward to seeing your new blanket, I’m currently on week 10 of nuts about squares and thoroughly enjoying it, thank you for your wonderful videos 😊

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  2. Looking forward to seeing your new blanket. Beautiful blues!

    I couldn’t have managed the CAL 2020 without your help Esther, as I had never crocheted anything other than granny squares and C2C. I am now having a go at Sophies universe and have managed with just the pattern up to part six. I think I will listen to your video soon as I need distressing!!
    Happy New Year!😁

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  3. Full lockdown in the U.K. means Crochet therapy! Working on two blankets to keep me sane! Looking forward to seeing how your new plan grows

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  4. Hi Esther,

    Can’t wait to see your blanket! I’m in Australia where it’s Summer with 40 degree temperatures but the icy white and blues are making me feel cooler!

    I’m learning to crochet by making your TLC blanket and am loving it!!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful tuition xx

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  5. Really enjoying crotchet projects at the moment. Just about to finish Sophie’s Universe, so I am ready for a new project. So excited to see your new blanket.

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