So the last idea in this series is to have two projects going at the same time – one smaller one and one larger project. I proposed this in my last blogpost and there you will find a suggestion for a textural beanie to keep you warm when you venture outside.
But it's a great idea to have a larger project to work on at the same time. Large projects are perfect for this time of the year. You can add an extra log onto the fire, curl up with the cat beside you and just knit all through the afternoon if you like. It's a wonderfully quiet time. The holidays are over and you can sit and take your ease with an audiobook playing along if the mood takes you – your knitting will grow steadily as the story unfolds.
So here's a 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.To read more details about the Ocean Currents Blanket, please click here. The pattern is available for instant download from the site.
Thank you for all the great messages about this series – I am glad that you enjoyed the blogposts and the twelve 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!
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