It is getting nippy outside. Winter is my favourite season. Wrapped up in layers of yarn is my idea of heaven. I also think there is nothing better than sitting down with all my blankets , crocheted booties with a cup of steaming drink, hook in hand making something with delicious natural fibers.
By the way these pots of joy are called Beanies. I love the Irish cream and the amaretto almond flavour, they are only 2 calories per serving. Bliss. You can buy online or in Sainburys.
I made this blanket in a couple of evenings. I am quite sure I have mentioned more than once that I adore Drops alpaca silk, it is a mix of 70% baby alpaca (for the softness) and 30% mulberry silk (for strength and glossy shine). The fibres are untreated, which means they are not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to being dyed. Drops Baby Alpaca Silk is great for baby garments, is soft against the skin, cooling when hot, and warm when cold.
Aside from the great quality it is extremely wonderful value for money. The only negative is the fact that it must be hand washed . Im sure you could put it in the machine on those delicate cycles but I am far to scared to do that.
Baby Lewis enjoying a snooze
This pattern is a one row repeat that produces a very lovely texture. This one row also creates a wonderful scalloped like edging meaning once you finish it is ready .It looks wonderful when made in cotton
Drops alpaca silk 7 colours ; 2 medium grey, 2 light grey , 2 heather, 1 off white
Chain 140, (multiples of 4 )
ROW 1; (1tr, 2ch, 1dc) in 4th ch from hook. * skip next 3 chs, (2tr, 2ch, 1dc) in next ch. Rep from * across.
ROW 2 : Ch 2, turn. counts as 1 tr. In the 2ch space of previous row make 1tr, ch 2, 1dc . In every 2ch space make 2 tr, ch 2, 1dc to end.
Repeat row 2 every row to end.
I have not mentioned when you change colour .I simply changed colour when the ball run out, obviously start new colour at the end of row, width is done to your preference.
Colour sequence is medium grey, light grey, heather, half a ball of the off white, you can use the whole ball if you prefer, heather, light grey , medium grey.
WEAVE IN ENDS