Last week I told you about my new project, how I want to design a relaxing project, not too difficult, something you can do while watching TV. A TV-project I call it. I do believe I have designed just such a project using two Scheepjes Whirls from the Ombré collection.
- Morvan Blanket Pattern on Ravelry
- Morvan Blanket Pattern on It’s all in a Nutshell
- Morvan Blanket Pattern PDF
- Morvan Blanket Patroon (Nederlands)
- Scheepjes Whirl yarn
Yarn to WIP
I am using Citrus Squeeze (563) and Shrinking Violet (558) to make a linen stitch blanket. These two color are seriously contrasting colors because they are on oposing ends of the color wheel. I wanted my blanket to pop, and the best way to do that is to use colors that pop on the edge of them colliding.
From yarn to WIP
I first work a row back and forth with citrus, change colors, and then work a row back and forth with violet. All I do is repeat, repeat, repeat. GREAT project for watching TV. With this pattern you can actually look at the screen and see what the characters look like! I notice that often I listen to the TV more than I actually watch the TV because I need to look at my work to prevent mistakes.
An added advantage of this project and the color changing yarn I am using is that I am taking the yarn up along the side of the blanket, meaning that there are no yarn tails to work away. I started at the lightest end of both of the ombré Whirls I am using, meaning that initially it looks a little bleak and washed out, but as the colors become darker, the blanket gets more and more character.
It goes so slowly, you hardly notice the color change, but if I fold the start of the blanket over the later parts you can clearly see the difference.
From WIP to Blanket
Fast forward a month or two in which I continue to work stripes, alternating the citrus and violet colors every two rows till the blanket is a square. At this point the blanket is ok, but not particularly special or interesting. I reached this point in the blanket when we were on holiday in the Morvan last year, a region in central France. I hung it over our balcony contemplating how to spice it up a bit.
Next week I show you the finished blanket and how I made this blanket from ok to really nice, even if I say so myself.
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