I’ve finally had some inspiration strike for what to do with the second Caron Cake I brought ages ago.
I was determined to get the ball off my shelf and made into something but 1 ball limited my options so I decided to throw another colour into the mix.
As the yarn itself is various shades of pink I opted to keep it simple with white.
Sometimes keeping it simple really is the best option and as I wanted the Caron cake yarn to do the talking I avoided any complicated stitches and chose the humble granny stripe with a colour change every 2 rows.
The finished blanket ended up measuring approx 30″x50″ making it the ideal size for prams and cots, or even tucking in 4 dolls at once if you’re in our household! 😉
For the edging I worked a couple of rows in white and finished it off with a final row of picots.
I’ve seen a few people not too impressed with the abrupt colour changes on these cakes but I really don’t mind them at all if they are used in the right project. I adore the ombré effect throughout the blanket and the sharp distinct colours. It’s really helped this look like a modern take on a classic stitch and blanket.
I’ve listed this absolute beaut of a blanket in the shop if you’d like to give it a home. It would make a fabulous baby shower gift if you know someone expecting.
This was a lovely project to do as it worked up so quickly and is definitely the sort of blanket you can cosy up on the sofa with and watch TV. There’s no complicated counting of stitches or mathematics involved it’s just repetitive stitches creating a subtle zig zag effect.