Luxury snuggles will be yours with Sue Pinner’s gorgeous oral blanket.
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
5 v-sts and 7 rows measure 10x10cm (4x4in) with a strand of Northern Lights and Signature 4ply held together
Blanket measures 165x138cm (65x54 in) from corner to corner
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.