DI­A­MOND BLAN­KET

Lux­ury snug­gles will be yours with Sue Pinner’s gor­geous oral blan­ket.

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YOU WILL NEED

■ James C Brett North­ern Lights (95% acrylic, 5% vis­cose, 150g/450m), 4 balls of:

Yarn A (NL3)

■ WYS Sig­na­ture 4ply (75% wool, 25% ny­lon, 100g/400m), 2 balls of:

Yarn B Blue La­goon (831)

1 ball of each:

Yarn C Sher­bert Fizz (847)

Yarn D Te­quila Sun­rise (856)

Yarn E Rum Par­adise (822)

■ A 5mm (US H/8) hook

For James C Brett stock­ists con­tact your usual re­tailer For yarn stock­ists for West York­shire Spin­ners con­tact 01535 664500 www.wys.com

TEN­SION

5 v-sts and 7 rows mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) with a strand of North­ern Lights and Sig­na­ture 4ply held to­gether

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Blan­ket mea­sures 165x138cm (65x54 in) from cor­ner to cor­ner

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

v-st A v-st is made up of a pair of tr. When in­structed to work into a v-st on the pre­vi­ous row, work into the space be­tween the 2 tr (be care­ful to work into the v-st and not be­tween 2 v-sts) Once you get into the swing of hook­ing up the main tri­an­gles in this amaz­ing blan­ket, you’ll be half­way to fin­ish­ing it. Sue Pinner has com­bined two yarns to great ef­fect to cre­ate this must-have layer for au­tumn – throw it over your shoul­ders for nights watch­ing the stars or treat your sofa to a flo­ral up­date. It’s a trend.

NOTES

The fin­ished Blan­ket is di­a­mond in shape. The main body of the Blan­ket is made up of 8 Tri­an­gles which are then joined to­gether; there is a Chart on the page op­po­site, which you should re­fer to when join­ing. The en­tire Blan­ket is worked with 1 strand of North­ern Lights held to­gether with 1 strand of Sig­na­ture 4ply. The shade of 4ply to use (Yarn B, C, D or E) will be di­rected in the pat­tern.

TRI­AN­GLES MAKE 8

Us­ing Yarn B as the sec­ond strand, ch3.

Row 1 3tr into the last ch from hook, turn. [2 v-sts]

Row 2 Ch3, tr in sp be­tween first 2 tr of Row 1 (counts as first v-st through­out), 4tr in sp be­tween last tr and beg ch-3 from Row 1, turn. [3 v-sts]

Row 3 Ch3, tr into first v-st, 2tr into next v-st, 4tr into last v-st, turn. [4 v-sts]

Row 4 Ch3, tr into first v-st, 2tr into each v-sts un­til 1 v-st re­mains, 4tr into last v-st, turn. [5 v-sts]

Rows 5-27 Re­peat Row 4. [28 v-sts]

The sec­ond strand will be Yarn B for 3 more Tri­an­gles, Yarn C for 2 Tri­an­gles, Yarn D for 1 Tri­an­gle and Yarn E for 1 Tri­an­gle.

JOIN TRI­AN­GLES

Re­fer to the join­ing di­a­gram op­po­site. Each Tri­an­gle is num­bered in the or­der of be­ing joined.

Be­gin with a Yarn B Tri­an­gle. Us­ing Yarn D as the sec­ond strand, join into any cor­ner.

Round 1 Ch1, *(dc, ch3, dc) in same sp, (ch3, dc in next row end) to next cor­ner; re­peat from * two times more, ss to first dc to join.

Fas­ten off.

Take a Tri­an­gle in Yarn E and join Yarn D into the cor­ner at the base of Row 1.

Round 1 Ch1, (dc, ch3, dc) in same sp, (ch3, dc in next row end) up to next cor­ner, dc in cor­ner, ch1, ss into ad­ja­cent ch-3 sp on Yarn B Tri­an­gle, ch1, *dc in next v-st, ch1, ss into ad­ja­cent ch-3 sp, ch1; re­peat from * to next cor­ner, (ch3, dc in next row end) across last side, ss to sec­ond ch of beg ch-4 to join.

You should now have 2 Tri­an­gles joined to form a di­a­mond. Con­tinue to join all the Tri­an­gles in the same way.

BOR­DER

The Blan­ket should have a di­a­mond shape with 2 sharp cor­ners and 2 wide cor­ners. Us­ing Yarn E as your sec­ond strand join to Cor­ner A which is shown in the chart op­po­site.

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as first tr through­out), (tr, ch3, 2tr) in same cor­ner sp, *2tr in each ch-3 sp to next cor­ner, ch3, 2tr in each ch-3 sp to next cor­ner, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in cor­ner space; re­peat from * omit­ting last cor­ner, join with a ss to top of beg ch-3 to join.

Fas­ten off.

Join Yarn D as your sec­ond strand to the ch-2 cor­ner sp.

Round 2 Ch1, *(dc, ch3, dc) in the ch-3 cor­ner sp, (ch2, dc in sp be­tween 2 clus­ters) re­peated to next cor­ner; re­peat from * 3 times more, ss to first dc to join. Fas­ten off. Join Yarn E as your sec­ond strand into any ch-3 cor­ner sp.

Round 3 Ch3, (tr, ch3, 2tr) into same sp, 2tr into each ch-2 sp to next cor­ner, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in ch-3 cor­ner sp; re­peat from * two times more, 2tr in each ch-2 sp to end, ss to top of beg ch-3, fas­ten off. Rounds 4-5 Re­peat Rounds 2-3.

Join Yarn C as your sec­ond strand into any ch-3 cor­ner sp.

Round 6 Ch3, (2tr, ch3, 3tr) into same sp, *ch5, skip 6 tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in sp be­tween 2-tr groups from Round 5; re­peat from * to next cor­ner sp, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) into cor­ner sp** re­peat from * to ** an­other 3 times, omit­ting last cor­ner, ss into top of beg ch-3 to join.

Round 7 Ss into first 2 sts, ss into ch-3 sp, ch3, (tr, ch3, 2tr) into same ch-3 sp, *tr in next 3 sts, (ch4, tr in next 2 sts, (tr, ch2, tr) in next ch-2 sp, tr in next 2 sts) re­peat to next cor­ner, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in cor­ner sp; re­peat from * three times more omit­ting last cor­ner, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Round 8 Ss into first 2 sts, ss into ch-3 sp, ch3, (2tr, ch3, 3tr) into same sp, *tr in next 5 sts, (ch2, dc around the ch-5 and ch-4 from Rounds 7 and 8, ch2, tr in next 3 sts, ch2, skip ch-sp, tr in next 3 sts) re­peat to next cor­ner sp, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in cor­ner sp; re­peat from * an­other 3 times omit­ting last cor­ner, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off and weave in all ends.

FLOW­ERS MAKE 44

Us­ing Yarn B for the sec­ond strand, wrap the 2 strands around a fin­ger 10 times, slide off your fin­ger and hold se­curely.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 14dc into the wrap, ss to first dc to join.

Fas­ten off. [14 dc]

Join Yarn C as your sec­ond strand into any st.

Round 2 (Ch3, tr into same st, tr into next st, ch3, ss into same st, ss into next st) seven times.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

Make an­other 43 Flow­ers us­ing dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tions of colours.

TO FIN­ISH

Sew 1 Flower to each cor­ner be­low the bor­der. Sew 10 flow­ers along each side.

Who needs a flower trim? We do! Once we’ve made all 44, we’re mak­ing some more.

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