I couldn’t wait, I really wanted to show you the finished blanket! I’ve posted pictures on my Instagram about working on the separate motifs. I actually thought I would work a lot longer on this blanket, but it went like a breeze and I finished it quite quickly. The name came about because they reminded me of the Northern Lights I saw when I was visiting Sweden some years back. The red, pink, blue, the snowflake-like motifs, it all comes together perfectly!
I’m so happy with the layout of the motifs! As I mentioned in my previous post, I was contemplating the arrangement of the colours. Would I go with a set, repeated layout, or would I go with a semi-random layout? In the end, I chose the latter, and I think it was the right choice. As you can see in the picture above, I arranged the motifs to slowly change from red to blue. The colours on the inside of the motifs are chosen at random and this gives the blanket a very organic feel!
The Scheepjes River Washed is just a dream to work with! Each skein of River Washed is made out of two different colours, because the inside thread differs in colour from the fluff around it. This gives each colour a bit more ‘dimension’, especially in combination with other River Washed colours. I also added the Stone Washed colour Pink Quartzite (the white). Stone Washed and River Washed have the same yarn weight and fibre content so can be used together without any issue. White brings out the River Washed colours even more!
To fill up the side gaps, I added half motifs and a big border to square the blanket up. My blanket measures 90 x 120 cm, but of course, you can easily make it as big as you want. Because the motif contains a few rows of single crochets, I only joined the motifs at six points to keep it supple. One of my favourite joins for hexagons, by the way!
I’m currently working on the pattern and charts, which I hope to upload to the blog in the course of next week. Until then, stay tuned!