I completed the first 2 Carousel blankets and asked my son which he liked best...he loved the bright one, saying it was exactly too the brief and looked like a circus carousel.
The second Batik version he loved too and couldn't decide between them but added the Batik reminded him of King Arthur's round table......
So the King Arthurs blanket was born
Research gave me this picture, from WINCHESTER GREAT HALL link more pictures to see on the site
My version of the table....
Compared to one of the Special bright Original Carousel
KING ARTHUR'S ROUND TABLE
MORE ALTERNATIVES FOR THE BATIK IN OLIVE AND CREAM BANDS
ABOVE: Cream, old gold, heather, pistachio, olive, old gold, biscuit, cream, biscuit, heather.
variations on the Batik with olive and cream bands
Raspberry, heather, old gold, coral, cherry, olive, biscuit, cream, biscuit, olive
TIPS ON JOINING:
Joining stitch TIP: because of the way you turn and the ends are alternate ways....some ends have what looks like 2 spaces and some ends of rows look like they only have one space try looking closely for that set up...so it will be different every other end you join..alternate hope that helps
It does work but you need to look carefully and go slowly to start with get the feel of the alternate number of joining stitches it should work out about 25/26 pairs of stitches sc [dc] sl st as a pair
TOMORROW: The Extra Special Carousel..added at a late date in response to not being able to use wool and wanting a smaller pack....more on the banding for the Greengage Version i am making along side you all.