the story of a blanket – part 1

You remember a little while back I was trying out a beautiful yarn from Holland by a company called Scheepjeswol. The lovely Stone Washed Yarn came to my attention in my Instagram feed earlier this year, and I knew immediately that I wanted to try it. The beautiful colours reminded me of vintage dyes and I could see many possibilities for this stunner of a yarn.

Stone Washed 1

Thanks to some lovely friends on Instagram, I found out that the yarn is now available to purchase from online retailer Deramores, so I sent off for some colours to trial. I was immediately hooked (excuse the pun!) and my brain went into a spin thinking up all sorts of fabulousnesses to make. First up I used it to make a baby blanket for a friends soon to be born grandchild in Australia, you can download the free pattern for it here.

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As you can guess, I am totally in love with this yarn!!! It is a great yarn for many projects, but I think it is absolutely perfect for blankets. The yarn is super soft, comes in sixteen beautiful shades, and is a total pleasure to work with. As soon as I had finished the above baby blanket I knew I had to make another…

…I pondered and swatched, and then chose shades to make my ‘Vintage blanket’…

Stone Washed Collage

…what do you think? Does it have potential?

I hope you will enjoy following my progress with this blanket over the next few weeks. I will give you an update on the growth with all it’s trials and tribulations every Friday. Fingers crossed the journey will be a smooth one.

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Happy weekend and happy crochet!

Enjoy! X.