Friday, 26 October 2018

INTRODUCTION TO THE TARTAN CAL....3 TOTALLY DIFFERNT OPTIONS

Tartan CAL, with 3 colour ways and a formula to choose your own colours.
STARTS NEXT WEEK
This intro give you the weekend to think about you yarns and possible colours.



A Blue Bakewell Tartan...personal choice, to go with my new dining chairs

Blocks of 6x6 granny squares 16 blocks in this picture and it would measure approx. 44" square with this number of squares then a border will be added 
to make it approx. 50" square 
Joined together this way pale grey to the middle of 4 blocks
This will give you a dark blue outer border, and the one i prefer.

Joined with the navy in the centre is would look like this below and give you a pale grey outer edge

but it really does depend on how many blocks of 36 squares you make and join

OPTION 2: Red, orange and pink...softer blend but basically the same formula





Ivory to the centre

Dark outer edge with 36 blocks of 36 granny squares

Darker squares to the centre of 4 blocks, lighter outer edge
 But the same 16 granny square block

Option 3: modern Pink brights


and again another formula but different from the first 2.

YARN
2 strands of Merino yarn worked as one for each mini granny square.
But you could use any favourite brand of dk, a finer dk works best or you might need to use a 6mm hook.

Approx. 100g of each colour but more if you want it bigger

NUMBER OF COLOURS

6 colours needed for the first 2 options
OPTION 1. BLUE: Navy, pale grey, Soft Lime, and 3 graduated shades, dark teal, 
blue/grey and pale aqua =6
OPTION 2. ORANGE/PURPLE: purple, cream, plum, and 3 graduated shades, orange, apricot, and pink

OPTION 3. MODERN BRIGHTS: 11 colours needed for option 3.
Soft orange, Lime Green, cerise, brown, pale blue, pale Aqua, camel/tan colour, very pale lemon or soft lime, shocking pink, Oatmeal/stone colour, 
light jade green = 11 colours

A full explanation will be give with the pattern next week,
 about colour choice and how to choose you own colour combinations

5mm hook
US TERMS
NOTES:
I have used Merino, it fills spaces well as the square, although small, are only joined at the corners.
I will also give you a full explanation of the 'join as you go' to keep the squares closely packed
AND 
THE BIG WORRY, for lots...ENDS!
Use my technique and you will only have one end to sew off for each square. 

PATTERN AND CHOOSING YOUR OWN COLOURS MONDAY

UPDATE: 
PATTERN LINK
HERE

4 comments:

  1. these look super cool Sue, thank you so much

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    1. Hi Marie, thanks lots of options to create the tartan of your choice to come xx

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  2. thank you very much i shall be looking for my colours

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  3. Thank you for the good and very helpful information. It is very interesting. I love all the things you share and see your beautiful creation.
    Gclub

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