Sunday, 7 April 2013

Cathedral Blanket - finally finished!

I am happy! The sun is shining, its the weekend, it feels like spring is finally on the way, and I have finally finished my Cathedral Blanket!


Now, I'm afraid I am going to waffle on about this blanket for a while... thank you for bearing with me (if you do!).

This blanket has a lot of little squares.....342 squares in fact. 

342 little crochet squares, each one is 3 rounds, make using double knit (or 8 ply) yarn on a 3.5mm hook.

In total I think it contains 29 different colours (not counting the black).



I used 1 ball of most of the colours - that was enough for the colours that have the longest diagonals. 

Some of the colours in the corners I only used scraps of. This worked out well as I managed to arrange the colour sequence so that I used colours I loved but only had scraps of in the top right and bottom left corners.


I used 7 balls of black yarn for the seams and edging. I devised the edging pattern myself, so had a little trouble going around the corners with it (it didn't quite fit perfectly with the number of stitches, but never mind, I don't think you can tell now).

Yarns used were a bewildering array of different makes and fibres. In terms of different brands, the blanket is mainly Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and Rowan Pure Wool DK with a bit of Sublime Extra Fine Merino thrown in, and a few other things that I can't recall - as I said I have used scraps up where I could, and some of those scraps had long since parted company with their labels!

Fibres used included:

Merino wool...
Cashmere...
Micofibre...
Silk...
...And probably a few others!


You can probably tell, I am very pleased with this blanket. I just have to look at it and I think "happy, happy, happy!"

Hope you're all having a blissful Sunday too!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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10 comments:

  1. Oh now Jen that has worked out beautifully - and how apt that the sun has been shining so that when you have taken your photos you get the effect of sun shining on stained glass. I bet you are going to be smiling all day x Jane

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  2. That is awesome - well done:) x

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  3. I have been watching you make progress on this blanket and it is beautiful. Black...not a color I would use but it fits it perfectly....Very very nice!
    Shari!

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  4. Hello Jen, Your blanket is absolutely beautiful. ALL the colors are so bright and sunny. I absolutely LOVE the border. Hugs Judy

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  5. Your afghan is so lovely, such hard work.

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  6. Just beautiful. Please do tell, how did you join the squares? Please reply to sjp73@rbe.net.au as I can't work out to reply through google account or any other method?

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    1. Hi there, see my response to the comment below for a link to a tutorial.

      Jen

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  7. your blanket is absolutely beautiful,but i need to also ask you how you have joined it,hope you dont mind thanks karen

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    1. Hi Karen

      Thank you! The squares are double crocheted together using the black yarn - that's single crocheted together if you are in the USA! This tutorial should help you: http://knitting-crochet.wonderhowto.com/how-to/join-two-granny-squares-together-using-single-crochet-stitch-402862/

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  8. Oh so lovely but I do not get much work done oh work will wait Thank you for Patterns Sandy

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