Monday 2 November 2020

Her Majesty Takes A Bow.

The Queen Blanket.

I thought it only fitting that this beautiful blanket should have a post all to itself but having said that I am never completely satisfied with the photo's, it's impossible for me to capture the beauty of this blanket, you need to be up close to feel the texture and see the true colours.

The lighting has been so poor lately but I managed to get a couple of photos outside by pegging it on the washing line this morning

There she is in the sunshine blowing in the wind and only just in time as it is throwing it down with rain now.

The work on this blanket has kept me totally absorbed as you have to concentrate on the pattern, though it has to be said that many mistakes were made and had to be unravelled, some are fixable without having to pull it back and I got quite good at doing that as the blanket progressed.

working the double border, goodbye you pesky ends! 

Joining the double border with reversed sc (crab stitch)

I would definitely make this blanket again because there is the opportunity to make it totally unique, when you see all the different colourways and different interpretations of the pattern on the Facebook group page you want try them all but I will move on for now at least and try something different.

This is the Queen Blanket 
The designer is Tinna Thorvaldar and you can find the pattern here

I adapted the pattern to make a medium sized blanket, it measures 110cm x 160cm
I used 1135 grams stylecraft special Dk in the Ruby Colorway.

I have felt quite bereft over the weekend, although it's always exciting to finish a large project you still miss it especially something that has entertained you for so long. I hadn't got a clue what to make next because there's so many possibilites and until I make a decision I always feel quite out of sorts and low of mood. 

Thankfully last night I started something new and I'm on top of the world again, to be revealed later along with a Crochet Mosaic Update. 

Stay safe everyone! 😘


  1. It's beautiful! I need to learn that technique!

  2. I am at a lost for words Linda!!! A truly amazing and beautiful piece of art. I hope this is for yourself something like this should be kept in your family to become a true heirloom. The combination of colours are phenomenal! The Queen blanket.. yes....a blanket fit for a Queen!! What a delight to look at. Bravo!! Amanda x

  3. Your work is stunning, I'm a more confident knitter, but working on such a beautiful project must of filled your time with joy. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

  4. Your afghan is stunning. It will certainly look different with other colour combinations. I need to start a new project too, just can't decide what to do.

  5. Linda, your Queen blanket is gorgeous! And your photos lovely. I can appreciate the mixed feelings you expressed having just completed it. I hope the perfect project presents itself to follow this beauty. :)

  6. I don't think you could take a bad photo of something so incredibly gorgeous! Well done.

  7. You made the prettiest blanket Linda. I love all of the detail in the blanket and the colors. I hope you enjoy using this blanket and perfect for the winter months.

  8. That's absolutely beautiful, it deserves pride of place in your house where you can see it and admire it. Looking forward to hearing what you're going to be working on next, you always choose some wonderful projects.

  9. Stunning !!!Absolutely gorgeous !!!!
    Bravo Linda ! You made it again ;)
    Have a shinny day !

  10. This is an unprecedented beauty of a blanket!
    Beautiful photos in the sun, that makes the difference, doesn't it?
    So much work done and now you are satisfied and happy.
    Nice that you have started something new again.

  11. It looks stunning and those colours are gorgeous. X

  12. Wow what a lot of work! Its beautiful!

  13. WOW!
    Your Queen blanket is stunningly gorgeous.

    All the best Jan

  14. "Her Majesty" is looking astonishingly regal in all her glory! She is a work of art in glorious design, pattern and colour. She has grown beautifully as your clever hands worked on her. I understand how you felt a bereft upon her finish. I am glad you have some new pretty to occupy your clever hands and thoughts. A most stupendous finish, lovely Linda!

  15. Wow Linda! That looks stunning! How can you bear to part with it? It doesn't seem to have taken you long to do, given how complicated it looks. You have done an amazing job - well done xx

  16. That’s beautiful Linda, bet it will be hard to part with it, I love the double border very time consuming but worth it 😍😍😍 Ann xxxx

  17. That is amazing.You must be so thrilled with it.A real heirloom piece.Love it.

  18. Wowza Linda, this is amazing! What a beauty

  19. Hi Linda, Your 'The Queen Blanket' turned out spectacularly! Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party this week. Here’s the direct link to the post in case you’d like to share your feature:
    Wishing you a wonderful week, Rhondda

  20. Linda, this blanket is just beyond incredible, I am in total awe of your amazing skills. It is absolutely stunning, well done my friend.

  21. It is truly beautiful. I am so impressed by such a large and gorgeous project. Thanks for joining in Ginx Woolly Linx


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