Thursday, 18 April 2019

Hardanger Blanket coming along....

The Hardanger Moroccan Blanket is well on its way to completion, very, very pleased with this one....new take on the Granny Square and inspired by the craft room wallpaper 


 Hope this one will be a single pattern release at the end of the month 

The craft room is almost ready to move back into, all the wallpapering is finished now just the floor to clean, [some paint splashes] and the last coat of paint on the cloakroom door. The the vanity can be then be plumbed in and the water turned on. Been a month of disruptions but so pleased with it all.



SPINNING TOP CAL 2019 PART 1 WITH PICTURES


ORIGINAL SPINNING TOP PATTERN WITH PICTURES 2019 rerun : 
US Terms, 
UK Terms in brackets

For the rerun of the Spinning Top CAL i have used just 2 yarns, Aran weight in an Aran colour from Pound Stretcher, 25% wool and a real bargain, and Hayfields Bonus Breeze in a Atlantis, a  space dyed yarn so quite a few colours covered in one yarn, less Ends to deal with.


The Colour inspiration was the wallpaper on the craft room wall 


Both yarns with a 5mm hook 

I've worked the 2 yarns alternate through out







 I was going to use this Robin Paintbox yarn but found it difficult to get hold of where as the HAYFIELD Breeze is slightly softer in colouring but very similar and easier to find, but bothe work really well 









PATTERN:
A finger wrap of 5 wraps





Round 1: 12 sc [12dc] into circle (12sts)






Round 2: cluster of 2dc [2tr], into each st with ch1 between (12 clusters)





Round 3: 3tr [3dtr], into each ch1 sp, (36sts)


Round 4: sc [dc], in 2nd and 3rd sts, of group of 3sts, sc [dc] spike st into clusters of 
round 2. (36sts)




Round 5: sc in first st, in any st, bobble st of 3tr [3dtr], in ext st, ch1, sc [dc], in next st repeat to end. (18bobbles, 18sc [dc])

PICTORIAL HOW TO DO BOBBLE ST.
att yarn in frost st
half make 3tr [3dtr]
drawn together with last part of st
ch1
 sc into next st
repeat
creating 18 bobble sts, and 18 sc [dc] between






Round 6: granny shells of 3dc [3tr] into sc sts, between bobbles (54sts)




Round 7: single 'v' st, tr [dtr], ch2, tr [dtr], into sp, between granny shells, repeat. (18 'v' sts)




Round 8: double 'v' st,  2tr [2dtr], ch2, 2tr [2dtr], into ch2 sp, repeat (18 double 'v' sts)




Round 9: 3dc, [3tr], ch2, 3dc [3tr], into ch2 sp, sc [dc] into sp between double 'v's 

(18 shell sts)



UPDATE: US TERMS
An additional 10th round, only required on the new Moroccan Spinning Top motif 
I WANTED TO FINISH WITH THE ARAN COLOUR
so added a 10 round
Round 10: att, yarn in the ch3 point, 2tr, ch3, 2tr, into the sc, sc at the next point, repeat to end sl st to complete.

Monday, 8 April 2019

2 Hardanger Blanket coming along....

Another week maybe and they will both be completed..I hope!


Most of the painting is done in the made over, workroom, new workshop chairs bought.... another week should see it all ready to go again...
And a start to the Moroccan Spinning Top blanket inspired by the wallpaper doing the new CAL along side 200 others, starts Wednesday mid day 

Friday, 5 April 2019

Moroccan Hardanger Granny Square blocks

Playing with the blue/green shade of the Robin Paintbox dk today...going to mix it with the Masala colour way as infills for this one....





 centre infill of the Spinning top