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Morning Sun Blanket

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Stella checking if it’s soft enough. Bonus point if you spot Ciri getting ready to join the blanket party πŸ˜‰

My colourful blanket is finished! It’s exactly as I expected (well, maybe a little bigger, but that’s good!) and I absolutely loved knitting it. An easy, straightforward knit, with regular colour changes and bright, cheerful yarn. Can’t beat that! Plus now I have a new lap blanket for long winter months, when I get chilly sitting in front of my PC for hours.

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I chose an easy path and followed the pattern faithfully, including the order of colours. I just liked it the way it is, and so I decided that there’s no need to change anything. Well, almost anything – my only one change was knitting 14 rows of garter stitch in 1 repeat of each colour instead of 18, but that was based on comments of other Ravellers who noticed that when they knitted 18 rounds as in the pattern, their 4th repeat of all colours was shorter as they didn’t have enough yarn. So I made a small adjustment and used up all my yarn without needing to buy more this way.

I used 7 skeins of Drops Fabel yarn plus a small amount of Irish Fairytale Yarns sock yarn for a border. The border is just one round of single crochet all around the blanket, to even it out because sides of garter stitch usually don’t look too well. Again, I did consider more elaborate borders but in the end chose simplicity. And I’m really happy with the way it turned out!

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Before adding the border
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With the border
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And the border itself

I still want to knit or crochet blankets. I don’t know why do I have this need, but it’s there, so it’s possible that more blanket-related posts are coming πŸ™‚ Unless I find a new, different obsession of course!

12 thoughts on “Morning Sun Blanket

  1. That blanket really turned out nice. I love the color selections. It really does look like a sunrise sky.
    If it was me, I would put the blanket sideways in the chair, sit down on it, and lap the ends over my legs, one side, then the other. That way prevents drafts from coming under the chair and hitting the backs of your legs. Plus, you get a double layer over your legs. I used to do that with a twin sized (bed for one person) blanket back when I used to work. (I worked from home, too, for over 20 years and loved it.) I would invariably end up with a kitty in my lap, which was not a bad thing either.

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    1. Kitty on the lap is the best! I need to try your technique too πŸ˜‰ I usually wrap blankets like that around my body like bathing towel.

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