Blogging the blanket

There’s a long and rambling post to come about our adventures with our (hypothetical) new kitchen but, in the meantime, I thought I’d treat you to the cat-less knitter’s equivalent of blogging the cat, blogging the blanket.

In many ways, my Double Vision blanket is similar to a cat. It is cute, makes me smile when I see it, and keeps my lap nice and warm when it is curled up on it.


I’m still fascinated by the colour combinations that appear when working with two strands of yarn held together. This is especially true now that I’ve finished the first section (colour 1 mixed with all the other colours) and get to see how the second section (colour 2 mixed with all the other colours) turns out. The subtle changes in the mixtures of colours from one section to the next can be seen in the picture below.


The colour combinations are (from left to right):

(1,1) (1,2) (1,3) (1,4) (1,5)

(1,2) (2,2) (2,3) (2,4).

I also yesterday admitted defeat and created a “cheat sheet” so that I can easily tell which order I should be using the colours in. The pattern booklet provides a colouring-in grid to be used for just this purpose but since I haven’t printed it off and don’t know what I’d use to colour it in anyway, I used some clear box tape left over from our move to hold snippets of the 10 colours together in order.


It turns out that this is much easier than unfolding the entire first section of the blanket to see what I did on that and much more acceptable to Steven that having 10 balls of yarn permanently laid out in order somewhere in the flat.

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