Pink and green
has been a refreshing change
on my hook this week!
Oh what a pleasure it is choosing new colours for a blanket!
My Stylecraft shade squares have been out again
and I've enjoyed playing
with these little samples of colours immensely.
I have chosen
spring green meadow
My pattern is the starburst flower by Jane Brocket
which was in Mollie Makes issue 2
and is also in her book The Gentle Art of Knitting
To increase speed
I make all of round 1 first
then all of round 2
I find this helps my productions rate
as your fingers and brain remember the stitch pattern
and there is no time wasted from changing colours
if you make in batches of the same colour
This pattern is very close
enabling the ends to be crocheted over
as you work on round 2 and 3
working in batches helps make sure
there are an equal amount of each colour too
The next job is to turn the circles into squares
and for this I am using parchment
I am using the flat braid join on this blanket
to add more texture
do come back next week to check on my progress!
The colourful flower square blanket
is now complete
and waiting for its red border
here is a lovely daylight shot
Thank you for all your lovely comments
it pleases me much
to know that my humble little pag
e is an encouragment to many of you!
Happy hookin friends
Heather X X X