So last week I already showed you how this blanket was progressing, and now it’s finished! I just couldn’t get over the name of the skein, it’s fabulous. So I named my blanket the ‘Raspberry road’ blanket. I would say it was a bit of a rocky road at the start to figure out how many points my star should have while still laying flat, but once I got started it was a breeze!

As you can see, it’s a star-shaped blanket with Scheepjes Whirl ‘Raspberry Rocky road‘. It doesn’t have the usual 12 points, but only 9! This is to correct for the little ridged parts called the ‘Jacob’s ladder’. They are pretty simple and easy to make but they provide a fun bit of texture!

As you can see, the colour change in the Scheepjes Whirl is pretty gradual. This type of blanket lends itself perfectly for a gradient yarn. It’s worked in the round and so the gradient disperses equally over the blanket from the middle. I like it! And I like my enamel button too, which made its appearance as a photo prop here!

You can see the Jacob’s ladders a bit more clearly here. They are 1 row ‘behind’ in colour when laddered up, ha! Next week I’ll explain to you how to make this blanket. Trust me, it’s really easy!

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Liz
Erg mooi! Wat is de diameter van de deken? June 05, 2017 18:44 - Reply
Jos van Kloska! Creatief
Prachtig!! June 06, 2017 06:21 - Reply
Gabriela Grassino
Your work is amazing! Love the gradient of the yarn. Thanks for sharing with us your beautifukl work. Love peace and lots of crochet. Gabriela June 07, 2017 14:21 - Reply
Sandra Melendez
I LOVE the Raspberry star.... June 08, 2017 00:47 - Reply
Nerinckx Michele
zalig mooi June 10, 2017 09:58 - Reply
Nadine
The Raspberry Road Blanket is stunning! I love the colorway you chose over the rainbow. It's beautiful and subtle but very striking. It would be a perfect blanket or even a rug or wall hanging in a little girls bedroom. I have yet to order any of this new yarn...I'm still on the mend from a surgery from January of 2016 to reconstruct my right hand from a fall in December of 2014. It's been a long road and I'm about at the end of my rope...or yarn...and somebody had to figure out something so I can start to crochet again real soon! It's either that or I'll be taking up yarn balling as a profession because that's about the only thing I can do! Absolutely LOVE the blanket!! June 11, 2017 08:23 - Reply
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