On the Hook, 13/6/20

This week I’ve completed parts 21 and 22 of the Pandemonium CAL, and had a change of heart regarding my new ombre yarn.

So, part 21 of the CAL came with some contrasting coloured bobbles, and some zig-zagging v-stitch:

Part 22 is teasing us with the start of some more loopy bits (otherwise known as Jacob’s Ladder). If you look to the bottom left corner of the first picture you’ll see the first time we did loops, and then there’s another one about half way to the first dragonflies. I really enjoy the effect of these loops, so looking forward to part 23 tomorrow, where there will be more loops to go with this first row.

I still find it amazing how we can take a bunch of balls of yarn, and make it into a myriad of things. This is how most of the yarn for this blanket looked:

And now it is transformed into this beautiful blanket 🙂

Sadly we are now drawing towards the end of this CAL. It’s going to be a mixture of emotions when it’s finished – joy to finish a beautiful creation, but sad to know it’s over.

In other news … I said I was going to make another blanket out of the ombre yarn I got from Aldi. I was working on it, and as I looked at the colours moving through my hands, I had a change of heart. I want to wear these colours! So I stopped and frogged it. I looked on Ravelry and found a pattern called the Amelia Raglan by Colleen Webster and now I am making that instead:

It might be a bit too warm to wear at the moment, but it will keep 🙂 It’s working up really quickly as I’m using a 6.5mm hook, and the colours are just looking delicious. There is no turning in this pattern, just slip-stitch join and continue in the same direction. There is a clever trick of decreasing at the beginning of a row and increasing at the end every few rows in the body so that the side seam doesn’t wander. I think I’ll use this in any future creations that don’t turn even if it isn’t in the pattern.

By Suzy Shipman

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