There’s quite a buzz on the knitting forums about this blanket from Cath Kidston.
It’s in nasty acrylic and costs £160! I figured I could buy a lot of yarn for £160 and make one.
So, off I went to my yarn shop and bought 6 balls of Paton’s 100% Mercerised Cotton DK. I thought this would work because it machine washable, shiny, in pretty colours and at £3.25 for 100grams cheap enough to buy lots and lots to make a blanket 😀
These are the balls….
And this is the result of my playing so far…
I’ve decided to keep the colour progression the same but make 6 different types of square, each starting with a different colour. I used a 3mm hook (Just in case you want a try)
I haven’t made Granny Squares since I was a little girl – I was doing these before I ever took up knitting needles. Ahh…Nostalgia 🙂 I’m not a great crocheter, but I can get by with edgings and toys ok. No lace doilies for me!
All I need do now is decide how to join them and how big to make the blanket. I’m quite interested to see how far 6 balls will go!