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Hello my lovelies, how have you been? Sorry for my absence and not posting earlier, but it’s been a very busy couple of weeks here at Made with Loops HQ.

Today I can finally show you this beauty of a blanket which has been a secret since the beginning of the year. Back in December of 2015 my WoolyLoops partner Claudia and I invited people to take part in a secret knitalong. A knitalong using beautiful Isager Merilin yarn where participants would receive two new square patterns each month over a period of ten months, with the end result of a beautiful blanket. Two squares per month seemed a realistic amount for even the busiest of people to achieve without stressing anyone out, this was supposed to be fun!

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The response to our initial call out was amazing and working on this project has been much fun. Initially participants chose the colours for their blankets from the palette of Isager Merilin, two colours in most cases. Claudia then used the chosen colours as a guide and dyed the yarn for the blanket border, which gave the finished blanket a very personal and unique touch. Originally there were going to be twenty squares in total, with two new designs being e-mailed out to each person every month. However, I could not resist to give everyone a little surprise and added four bonus squares to the project, which have just been mailed together with two suggestions for the border.

Throughout the knitalong the final look of the blanket has been a secret and it has been very difficult not to share anything of the progress with you. Finally the wait is over and the big ta-dah moment has arrived…

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…happy happy happy me!

Soft and cuddly, a truly cosy warm hug!

X.

PS: If you fancy making one of these beauties (a perfect Christmas gift), you can order a kit from Wollsinn’s website or drop Claudia a note (wollsinn@t-online.de)

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Today is the big day…

Colours Collage

…you have received a wonderful parcel with your chosen yarn colours. Your knitting needles have been polished and are awaiting action in full anticipation. Claudia and I have been busy test knitting and are happy with the results.

So without further ado…drum roll…we have great pleasure to introduce square’s one and two!

One and Two

To ease you in gently, on the left is Star within a Star. A simple square using a combination of knit and purl stitches to create this star pattern befitting of Christmas. Whip your cable needle out for Snakes and Ladders, our second square. Slightly more challenging incorporating a little lace effect and cable combination.

So go and put the kettle on, make a nice cup of tea, settle down in your favourite chair and enjoy knitting your first two squares. We are already busy working on the next instalment for you, so see you next month.

Happy knitting

Claudia and Heike X.

 

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