Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Skinny Stripe Finish....


Hello! How are you going today?  

I am pretty happy because I have finished my Skinny Stripe blanket! 
All those ends are woven in and the edge is complete too!   I have to say for such a simple pattern, just rows of sc, this blanket really makes me smile.  Maybe it has something to do with using one of my favourite colour palettes, I do seem to go back to my old favourites time and again.

So anyway, here are some pictures!





I love all the little snippets of colour!



...and here are the colours I used in case you are interested.  15 different shades, randomly striped, I chose red for the border, but I think I could have picked any one of them and it would have worked and given a different look to the finished blanket.

I have put together a Skinny Stripe colour collection in my shop if any one feels the need to create one of these happy blankets! Of course you could make up your own favourite colour palette, the skies the limit with this one!

I chained 150 stitches to start and I think there are about 110 coloured stripes in total.  I think I used more than one ball of red and mid green and mid blue, but I wanted a few extra stripes in these colours.  You will also need  an extra ball of your border colour to finish off, I just did a few rounds of sc with simple picots for added cuteness!

So have you finished anything fun recently? 
It feels good to get some finished projects under my belt!

Have great colourful day!

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37 comments:

  1. What yummy colours! And it looks so snuggly! No knitting finishes here- looking to start something though!

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  2. Oh you have made a wonderful job of this blanket x

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  3. That's a stunner Julie. Sometimes the most simple of blankets turn out to be the most striking. I think I'm going to follow your lead and do a similar blanket. The simplicity of the stripes floats my boat. Vx

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  4. Such lovely looking colour worked together. It looks very pretty.

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  5. Wow! It looks great, I have never seen a blanket like this before, I love it though! Hope as always that you love using it. xx

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  6. I love it! It's fresh and cheery and cosy, must try and make one myself! Thank you for your inspiration :-)

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  7. That is so awesome Jules! You say simple but there's so much work in all those little sc's. And I love the textural look it has. Beautiful job! Mel xxx

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  8. It is gorgeous. I love it. One day I will make one for me.

    Lisa

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  9. simple, colourful and with a lot of stripes : love it!!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

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  10. A truly stunning creation, well done! xoxo

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  11. Such a sweet blanket, love the happy colours :)

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  12. I just love your creations, your use of fun colours and your style is so inspiring thank you for sharing : )
    I'm not sure why but when I crochet a striped pattern from one side only using only single stripes my sides end up slanted....what must I be doing wrong? Please advise as I cant seem to fathom it out. Thanks for any help x

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    1. Sally, let me know if this is right..you are making stripes working from the same side for every stripe? No turning at the end of rows?
      If that is the case: When you work into a crochet stitch, the stitch on top that you just worked is offset a little from the stitch beneath that you worked into. That may be why your edges are slanting. The other way to do it is to do 2 rows for each colour stripe so that you are turning the work and alternating the direction of each row. The alternating directions cancel out the 'offset' of each other. I hope I interpreted your situation correctly and this makes sense.

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    2. Thanks Jodiebodie, you're right in thinking I've been crocheting from one side only.( I thought this was how Little Woolie was making her lovely striped blanket (above))
      Thanks for your help :)
      Any idea how the above blanket is achieved? It looks like one row of sc to me.


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  13. It turned out beautifully.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. Vous avez fait un travail merveilleux. I love your creation. The striped pattern will be my next project.
    Lucie

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  15. Beautiful! Happy colours! The edging is really pretty. I am back on patchwork at the moment, but I have done a mandala for Lucy over at attic24.wordpress.com

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  16. Ooh...I'm going to have to make one of those....Beautiful! :-)
    Tracey xx

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  17. Your skinny stripey blanket is so lovely Jules, definitely going to give this one a try.
    Kate x

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  18. Beautiful blanket ... Snuggly and gorgeous! Emma x

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  19. Another lovely blanket in happy colours x

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  20. I love your colour palette - and such super even tension. The sc rows look like tiny layers of quilting.
    http://iamsimplyhooked.wordpress.com

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  21. Your Skinny Stripe blanket is lovely Jules and I definitely feel the need to make one! Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Jane x

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  22. Your blanket is gorgeous - isn't it satisfying when you finish a project?? The simple border is just perfect.

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  23. Love it! so neat and bright and cheerful

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  24. It's so lovely! You have a wonderful eye for color! Currently I'm working on a ripple in the round in the shades of pink green and white.

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  25. Hi Just found your blog,it's great.You are very talented,I love your creations especially the skinny stripe blanket.

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  26. Wow! This is such an eyecatching pattern! I love the colours you've worked with, really amazing...I think I might have to start another blanket, never mind I already have two on the go!
    Love Julia xxx

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  27. This blanket is GORGEOUS, I have just made a skinny stripe cushion trouble is, when the ends are woven in it looks slightly lumpy on the right side - a bit thicker on the end side too. Does anyone know of a way to avoid this?

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  28. Your Skinny Stripe blanket is lovely! I am a knitter who just learned to crochet and made a very colorful granny square blanket and I love it!! Now I have many, many skeins I need to do something with....I am considering this, as it would be perfect to use up all of those left over skeins. Thanks for sharing:)

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