Wednesday, 14 September 2016

CAROUSEL PART 1: All about Colour


TENSION SAMPLE?
I've been asked about TENSION several times so here is the tension you need for the Carousel 

4mm hook

US terms, 20dc = 4.75"/12cms and 2 rows of dc = 1"/2.5cms.
Hope this helps those who have loose or tight stitches

Over the last couple of weeks several Carousel groupies have decided they want to do their own thing and have picked their own colours...to fit into their rooms, for a new baby, just wanted something different....Love them all x

cant wait to see all these wonderful creations grow...
HERE ARE A FEW OF MY OWN SUGGESTIONS TOO

YARN PACK ORIGINAL COLOUR WAYS: 
Special dk and Batik.

PART 1: 6 colours in order of use for the first part of the Carousel cal:

Batik: Cherry, Old Gold, Indigo, Coral, Teal, Biscuit, Old Gold, Coral, Indigo, Cherry.


Special:Lipstick, Mustard, Aster, Spice, Turquoise, Citron, Mustard, Spice, Aster, Lipstick.


NEW EXTRA SPECIAL PACK: 
Option 1:Extra Special marl yarn in Viola/peony
Carnation, Sandstone,Viola, Greengage, Waterfall, Charcoal, Peony, Carnation, Viola, Charcoal.
Option 2: Extra Special marl yarn in Greengage/waterfall
Charcoal, Atlantis, Greengage, Sandstone, Waterfall, Charcoal, Atlantis, Waterfall, Sandstone, Viola




For those wanting a closer match in Special to the Batik colours  try these options:

BATIK/SPECIAL alternatives as close as can be matched and I Know there are lots more options that you all plan to experiment with 


1: CHERRY/POMEGRANATE
2: CREAM/CREAM
3: RASPBERRY/RASPBERRY
4: PLUM/PLUM
5: HEATHER/GRAPE OR WISTERIA but a bit light
6: VIOLET/LAVENDER/VIOLET or best i think is BLUEBELL
7: CORAL/SHRIMP or Apricot but a bit bright
8: OLD GOLD/CAMEL/mustard
9: BISCUIT/STONE
10: PISTACHIO/PISTACHIO
11: GRAPHITE/GREY
12: TEAL/EMPIRE/PETROL
13: STORM/ DENIM
14: OLIVE/KHAKI OR MEADOW but a bit light
15: SAGE/SAGE
16: INDIGO/MIDNIGHT OR Lobelia

AND MANY MORE OPTIONS...experiment and have fun, Love to see all your creations 

This option is the King Arthurs Round Table...Lots more to come on this one in part 2.
BATIK: Old gold, Biscuit, Cream, Cherry, Olive, Indigo, Cherry, Cream, Biscuit, Cherry

Sing the Blues option:


BATIK: Storm, Teal, Indigo, Olive, Pistachio, Storm, Indigo, Teal, Storm, Indigo


Plum Pie Option:
Batik: Cherry, Heather, Plum, Olive, Sage, Heather, Cherry, Plum, Violet, Indigo.



Sherbet Dip Option:
Special dk: Lipstick, Cream, Sherbet, Pistachio, Aster, Lemon, Lipstick, Cream, Sherbet


MORE PASTELS: if thats what you love...

Some of my favourites too....


PASTEL PINK SPECIAL DK: Clematis, Stone, Cream, Pistachio, Duck Egg, Stone, Camel, Pale Rose, Clematis.


PASTEL LAVENDER SPECIAL DK:
Parma Violet, Stone, Cream, Duck Egg, Pistachio, Stone, Parchment, Parma Violet, Parma Violet, Lavender.



PASTEL CLOUD BLUE SPECIAL DK: 
Cloud Blue, Camel, Cream, Pistachio, Duck Egg, Sherbet, Cloud Blue, Parchment, Parchment, Duck Egg. 



And from what i saw yesterday there are many many more that all you loves of the Carousel are trying......cant wait to see them all completed 

Thanks to all the team who have contributed to this CAL, behind the scenes I think we have a successful Carousel Cal on our hands 


DIAGRAMS 
for each part of the Carousel can be found on the official Carousel Cal site in files 
CANT FIND IT FOR NOW BUT I WILL ADD ASAP...
LINK HERE......i hope!
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8 comments:

  1. Love the marl yarn. How many skeins of each color do I need to complete project. Yardage?

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    1. Hi to make the carousel you need 10 balls in 8 colours 2 balls etxra for the banding xx

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  2. The pastel ones are stunning.... but I'm already doing two, so maybe I might revisit this cal after it's finished and try one of the pastel colourways. My mind is full of ideas now, TY :)

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    1. Hi Clare, thats good to hear like to hear i have inspired, have fun xx

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  3. Oh my! I love them all! I have the original bright pack but now I'm swithering... And leaning towards the pastels. They are lovely!

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    1. Hi Elly, your not alone dozens are appearing on the Facebook Cal group in so many colours..loving them all xx

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  4. Love the pastel blue one can see me doing that one next xx

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    1. HI Linda, look forward to seeing it grow x

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