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Honour the hot days and cool nights of a very British summer
This beautiful blanket came about by accident really. I had some leftover Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn from some other projects and just thought I'd do a few stripes of the yellow and coral to use it up practising a new stitch - "V-Stitch". Then came along the white which really brightened everything up but was so crisp and cool that I wondered about adding another cool colour in, which I did with the blue. I then kept staring at it thinking - this doesn't match, but I like it. I decided it really did make me think of the hot summer sun and how it can cool right off in a British summer come evening! It all just grew from there really and I ended up having to buy loads more of the yarn to get it finished. I haven't added a border as I think sometimes they can make blankets look a bit twee or like a baby's blanket. Whilst this is absolutely fine for particular styles of blanket, it didn't feel right on this one, which is an altogether more modern vision. It's quite an investment money-wise, but it will last a lifetime. You could make a smaller version to cut the cost in half. I hope you enjoy making it.

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  • Step 1

    Foundation Chain:
    Chain 90 (+4) stitches (94 chains in total)
    To create a smaller blanket chain an even number of stitches and add 4

  • Step 2

    Foundation Row
    1tr in fifth chain from hook, skip 1 chain [1tr, 1ch, 1tr into next ch, skip 1ch] until last ch, 1tr in last ch, turn

  • Step 3

    Row One
    3ch (counts as 1tr), [1tr, 1ch, 1tr] in every ch-sp of previous row until last ch-sp, 1tr into third of 4ch of foundation row (on subsequent rows, make 1tr into third of 3ch of previous row), turn

  • Step 4

    Repeat row one 2 times in first colour, 3 times each in next 3 colours
    Repeat row one once in each colour (keeping the colours in the same order as before and in each set of rows to follow)
    Repeat row one 5 times in each colour
    Repeat row one once in each colour
    Repeat row one 7 times in each colour
    Repeat row one once in each colour
    Repeat row one 5 times in each colour
    Repeat row one once in each colour
    Repeat row one 3 times in each colour

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