Friday, 15 March 2019

Blanket Round Up Five

Yes can you believe it, the blanket round ups are still on going because I really love making blankets, and it's just as well because there is always a great need for them, from the tiniest preemie blanket to  bed sized blankets, Loving hands members have even made huge sized blankets for orphan elephants 


This particular blanket is much smaller than that, it's just the right size for a lap blanket, but I have to be honest I love it so much I haven't had the heart to send it on yet.



Sometimes when I'm visiting my favourite blogs I come across something that I just have to make and this was one of those things.  The reason I liked it so much was because I was intrigued by the corner to corner join as you go method which was shown along with a great a tutorial on The Patchwork Heart. Can you imagine hardly any ends to sew in and no joining! 





I then had to search through my scrap yarn and decided that this particular blanket  would be a great contender for the coned yarn that I have stashed up in my loft. As always throughout the making of a stash blanket you are never sure if you'll have enough yarn to complete it, luckily I had enough to make it to a decent size.



Coned yarn is usually 3 or 4 ply so I used three strands together which works out more or less as an Aran weight and wound it into lovely yarn cakes with my yarn winder. I'm sure I took a photo of that lovely yarn all ready to be used but if I did I can't find it anywhere.  It's always a great feeling when you get to the middle of one of those cones because they seem to be never ending. 

You can find..
The corner to corner tutorial here
Who needs your blankets here

Have a great weekend! šŸ˜Š

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11 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. I'm not sure I'd be able to part with it. How cute are those orphan elephants.

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  2. This blanket is amazing and a beauty!!!
    Love the baby elephants.

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  3. Hi Linda, your blanket is so beautiful. What a lot of work went into making this. I love the colors of the pattern too. I hope you keep this one for yourself as it's too beautiful to giveaway. :)
    Julie

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  4. I can understand you not wanting to part with your blanket, it's too lovely! Those babies are so cute but very sad that they are orphaned.

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  5. Really lovely! You chose the perfect yarn for this project - and the result is simply beautiful. M x

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  6. Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!
    Have a shinny weekend !
    Anna

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  7. Thanks Linda for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  8. I love that blanket. I would find it hard to give away. I just followed your link and will probably knit one for Battersea Cats and Dogs Home. So, thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Such a lovely blanket.

    All the best Jan

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  10. This blanket looks so very warm and cuddly.

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