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« on: March 30, 2008 02:44:11 PM »

I made this blanket a while ago.  It started with a pattern I bought from Mary Maxim: 

http://www.marymaxim.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10003_50001_3074457345616757663_-1_3074457345616686307_3074457345616686308

I love rainbows, and I thought this one looked pretty neat in the picture.  It turns out that it was even cooler than I thought.  This is the pattern that go me into using the Bernat Baby Co-ordinates yarn, and using it two-stranded, and "blending" colours that way.  (It occurs to me... I use an awful lot of Bernat yarn... I should get some stock in them, or something. lol)

Since the blanket was for me, naturally the original pattern wasn't big enough, so I just kept going until it was big enough.  If I were to do it again, I think I'd make the coloured stripes wider towards the outside, but oh well. ^_^

Here it is on my old twin-sized bed:


ETA: here's a close up of the stitches.  I've pointed out where the colour changes are:  P= purple, B=blue, G=green


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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008 02:57:00 PM »

Wow, the blending between colors is perfect! You did that by combining strands of the two yarns? It's amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008 03:10:50 PM »

Yeah, basically the yarn colour changes went like this:

white-white
white-yellow
yellow-yellow
yellow-peach
peach-peach
peach-pink
pink-pink
pink-purple
purple-purple
purple-blue
blue-blue
blue-green
green-green

From there I went to:
green-yellow
yellow-yellow...

and continued on as above.

I've used that kind of colour blending on LOTS of blankets since.  It just looks so awesome in person!
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008 03:47:28 PM »

Wow, I LOVE it! Grin Looks so cozy Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008 03:54:04 PM »

wow thats amazing!  whats color blending?
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008 04:26:50 PM »

b&w photo:  look at my post above (third post in this thread).  Those colours represent one strand each.

So, "white-white" means two strands of white crocheted together (as if it was one).  "pink-purple" means one strand of pink, one strand of purple crocheted together.

This works really really well with this yarn.

I left my camera at my friend's house today, but I'll be getting it back on Tuesday.  When I do I'll try to get a good close-up shot that shows the blending.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008 06:55:51 PM »

It really looks as if you made it from a rainbow!
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008 11:08:01 PM »

That's really pretty I love the way you blended them. I was thinking of trying that one day, but so far the main yarns I have are worsted weight acrylics and double stranding those will make it ultra heavy.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008 11:19:13 PM »

That's awesome. I love this blanket, have ever since I saw it in the Mary Maxim catalogue. Did you get enough yarn in the Mary Maxim kit to make it adult size or did you have to go out and buy extra? I've never been able to find the peach baby coordinates in a store, and it also doesn't seem to be listed on Bernat's website. I'm guessing they have some special deal to only make it for the Mary Maxim kits or something?

Wonderful job. Star blankets always look so cool and they're fun to make. You can really get into the groove of repeating the pattern without having to think about it too much. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008 04:15:23 AM »

I did have to buy more yarn.  The only place I've seen the peach is at Mary Maxim.  My mom ordered me more from their catalogue when I was making that blanket.  You could probably order it through their website.

The extras in the other colours I bought at Michaels because it was cheaper.

Michaels has this yarn on sale from time to time, and as a result, I have a LOT of it now. lol  Mom and I go out to Mary Maxim in Paris, Ontario a few times a year, and I pick up more peach while I'm there if I need it.
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