In my attempts to use different coloured yarn instead of various shades of purple and pink I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and found this colour scheme of Stylecraft Special DK which was put together by a user on Mumsnet, I couldn’t get to the original post on that site but you can see it on Pinterest.
- Kelly Green
- Grass Green
The yarn was somewhat of an impulse buy (ooops!) as I wasn’t exactly sure what pattern that I’d use it for. However a couple of days later I saw a Granny Mosaic square on Instagram and knew instantly that I wanted to use my newly arrived yarn for it.
I decided to try an ombre effect with the yarn, going from the lightest of the pinks and reds to the darkest, and then the darkest of greens to the lightest. The pattern that I found on YouTube was really simple, as it’s basically a standard granny square with the only difference being that the middle stitch of the cluster of three is a ‘front post treble’ (US terms) stitch. There was a colour change every two rows.
The result is, for lack of a better word, a rather ‘squishy’ blanket. If I’m honest I’m not sure that I will do the pattern again as a blanket as it’s quite thick and the pattern would probably work better as a standard size granny square or for something like a pot holder. Nevertheless, I do like how my blanket has turned out and have now called it my ‘watermelon blanket’ due to the effect of the colours.
The final blanket is 98cm square, and I used less than a ball of each colour.