Sunday, 17 August 2014

All coloured in!


My 64 Crayon blanket is finished at long last!! I checked on my Ravelry page and I actually started it on January 1st 2013, so it's been a long time in the making. It was a skein of Noro yarn that got me back into knitting again and I have been acquiring balls of Noro Silk Garden for the last few years. Some have come as souvenirs from as far afield as Canada and Dublin! This pattern was the perfect way to use them all up and show off the beautiful colours of the yarn. I ended up knitting 4 narrow strips and 3 wide strips. I did a crochet border once I'd put all the strips together - 4 rounds of double crochet, and I'm happy with the way it finishes the blanket off. So without further ado, let me present to you my gorgeous 64 Crayons blanket!


64 Crayons done! (14)


I bet you're wondering where Flo is aren't you?! She's not normally one to miss out on a photo opportunity with a blanket, but she was fast asleep inside her furry igloo and didn't even notice that I was outside! (The light patches on the blanket are where the sunlight was coming through the leaves on the tree behind the bench!)


64 Crayons done! (11)

64 Crayons done! (12)


Here are some of my favourite colour combinations............


64 Crayons colour schemes


I cannot begin to tell you just how much I love this blanket! It is going to live on the sofa in the living room. I reckon I'm going to have to fight Mr JK and Flo for it tho'!! It'll be the perfect blanket for snuggling under this autumn. I might just be willing to share! xxx

13 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on the finish...

knitnonthefloor said...

Absolutely fantastic! Well worth all the time you put into it I'd say!!

Helsie said...

Lovely! It was worth waiting for and you've made it a good size too. You'll be able to tuck in in all round you so you're all snuggly!

Judy said...

What a gorgeous knit, Helen! It's perfectly beautiful.

WildflowerWool said...

The blanket turned out beautifully!

Una said...

That is so well knitted. It reminds me of a stained glass window.

SapphireBlue said...

That's gorgeous! So many pretty colors!

Lynne said...

Wowsers! This is amazing. I love the colours in it, they blend beautifully into one another. As I was reading, I was wondering if there'd be a photo of Flo testing out it's comfiness! Good luck keeping her off it.

melissa said...

oh helen... it turned out so completely beautiful! i could stare at those color combinations all day!
congratulations!! you have surely created a thing of beauty!

butlersabroad said...

It's beautiful! And knitting it in strips like that is a brilliant idea too, I often think blankets would be too overwhelming to knit but tackling it in sections is the way to go.

Hugs
Brenda

TT in MD said...

Helm, this is just gorgeous! So pretty! Yep, I wondered where Flo was :)

TT in MD said...

And of course Helm is supposed to be Helen....silly autocorrect. And this is Torre (camping knitter on Rav)

Marie said...

It is beautiful, Helen. I love the colours.