So here's a new pattern that will give you many happy hours of knitting and also help make some real inroads into your yarn stash, the Ocean Currents Blanket. What's great about this blanket is that it's designed to use any kind of yarn you have to hand. If the yarns have a similar weight and composition and you think you can make the colours work, then feel free to use them!
I chose to use a range of complementary blue yarns, but you could work a multi‐coloured version for a lively look, or choose a series of natural yarns instead. Let your bedroom decor dictate your starting point and see what yarns you have to suit.
The blanket here started with some left‐over hand‐spun yarns from the Ocean Currents Rug, but then I added in all kinds of other wool yarns that were languishing in my yarn basket and teamed these with some new Cascade Yarns "Cascade 220".
The pattern includes three different sizes for a Single/Twin bed, a Double/Queen size and a King‐sized blanket. You can find the pattern for the Ocean Currents Blanket on my website here, along with details of all the other patterns in the “Knitting Ahead” series.
Thank you for all the great messages about this series – I am glad that you enjoyed the blogposts and the 12 new patterns! If you'd like to go back to the start of the series and read them in sequence, then please click here to see the first blogpost, and then follow the links at the bottom of each page until you get back here.
I'll be back in the New Year. I hope you all have a wonderful start to the New Year, 2016!
Until then, Keep warm and Happy Knitting!