I’ve tried a few stripey blankets before but they always go wavy because I never count stitches, so to break up the monotony of the Harmony blanket I decided to practice a simple stripey the size of a pram blanket. The yarn was Crofter Snuggly and Special DK. I used the Crofter Snuggly in Winnie, a pretty variegated yarn, and I matched all the colours to this. Each double stripe was followed by a single row of white. I used stitch markers and counted religiously each row. Hopefully it would be suitable for a boy or a girl. Pepper the dog, who comes to stay whilst her mum’s on holiday, certainly love it!
I initially wanted to edge with a long chains and pompom stitched in between but it didn’t look right. I also tried a cathedral edging but this was over the top! Finally I just settled on a delicate and very simple picot.
I don’t know where it’s going, perhaps I’ll keep it in my bottom drawer for the future.
I can now go back to the Harmony and hopefully be finished before our driving honeymoon; I’m pinteresting ideas for that, something cotton to do in the heat?
The weather’s looking up and I only have one more week of work before we break up! Horay! What are you up to this summer?