I've worked on and off this project for almost a year. It felt so good to finally finish it I call it Frankenstein's blanket because of the colours. They are hideously wonderful.
The whole project started with a yarn discount… I bought ten skeins of variegated yarn that I didn't even like much. (Who would combine dark green and greyish rosa anyway?) Still, something about that yarn made me buy it and then I thought of finally making a blanket big enough to use during nap time So I had t buy more yarn. Something to mach the colors… except that I was impatient and there was nothing right at the shop, so I just bought two colours I liked and decided they would all just somehow blend together in the end.
The blanket is huge… My goal was to make it 220x150 cm (standard cover size), but I think it's bigger. In the picture there's just half of it and it's the size of my living room rug.
The technique is my own idea. I used three different yarns and garter stitch, knitting one row with each yarn. That is what creates the color effect (and the variegated yarn).
The size of each piece was determined by the variegated yarn and the fact that I started the first piece with 60 stitches. I finished each piece by crocheting with turquoise yarn and joined the pieces. Then I crocheted around the whole blanket to create a bit of a border.