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« on: November 29, 2019 01:47:14 PM »

This was an attempt at writing my own pattern, and it had its successes and its failures.  I started by going for a basic rectangle wrap, with Lion Brand Heartland in the soft grey shade, until I had the desired length. 



I did some rows in double crochet and half double crochet, before switching to the linen stitch for the rainbow section.  For that I used mainly Caron Simply Soft, which while also a worsted weight, is a pinch thinner than the Heartland.  The difference in yarn thickness, coupled with the tighter linen stitch, resulted in the wrap losing some of its length. 



For the cloud border, I used Buttercream Luxe Craft, which is a smaller 'bulky' size. This added to effect of widening the grey outer edges, while the rainbow continued to pull in a bit.  I was able to block it to *nearly* rectangular, with blocking boards and an iron set to a low heat.



While I'm not entirely happy with the results, I am glad that I learned a few things, and know what I'd do differently next time.  And I'm hoping that the friend it is going to will enjoy it anyways, as she cuddles up in it to read. 

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019 02:49:28 PM »

I love this! It is so fun. I love the idea of wrapping yourself in a rainbow.
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I love the rainbow and the fuzzy clouds!
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019 04:12:36 AM »

Thank you guys!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019 05:19:36 PM »

How pretty
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019 01:57:48 PM »

My goodness! I love this design! When I see that vibrant rainbow against the grey with the white scallop, I think of that saying, "No rain, no rainbows."
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019 04:23:39 PM »

The colours on your piece really pop!  Well done!
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019 05:25:10 AM »

That's just lovely. Really, really pretty & so well done.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019 05:31:28 PM »

Crocheting the rainbow in linen stitch was a brilliant idea, Jennie. It's so beautiful!
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