Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wheels Within Wheels Blanket - Finished!


Wow it's a wild and wooly day here.  We have been without power for four hours and it has just gone back on so I can get on here and post this!
Anyway, I thought I'd show you this blanket that I finished recently while I was on my finishing off drive.  I think this was started well over a year ago, and then sat on a shelf in pieces for a long time.
I am so glad I have finished it!  I really love the random coloured rings and the way they pop against the grey, it was a lovely way to use up lots of half balls and left overs from other blankets.

Sorry about the overkill of photos, but it has been very grey here and the lighting hasn't been great for such a colourful blanket.  So I have taken quite a lot!








These two shots are before I blocked and shaped it properly, it was quite puffy and didn't lie flat.  You can see the difference in the top pictures where it is lying much flatter and draping quite nicely over the back of the couch.  This blanket really benefitted from a good blocking I think.


So here are a few facts about this blanket:

Pattern: Wheels within Wheels by Frankie Brown  (Great pattern!!)
(I did change a few things, made the wheels bigger and the squares bigger too.)

Yarn: For the centres, scraps of 8ply from other projects, mainly Heirloom Colorworks, Babywool 8ply and Loyal DK.  The backgrounds where in a medium grey, but I can't remember which yarn exactly.
Size: 30 squares, 75 x 90cm, roughly a cot size blanket.

This was a really fun blanket to make, and I think I will be making a few more of these later in the year.  

What do you think? Do you like the grey?  I think you could have a big play with colours in this blanket and come up with lots of beautiful schemes....

Anyway, I've gotta run, talk soon!
 (I'm off to see if I can add my tapestry washcloth patterns to the Ravelry site, I think that will be the easiest way to do instant downloads.....learning new things every day round here!!)  :)

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39 comments:

  1. WOW!!! I totally adore it! Fab job Julie!

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  2. it is beautiful! And I looooooove the colors!

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  3. Great ! Really beautiful ! Superbe ! Bravo ! I'm fan !

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  4. I think that's the most fabulous blanket I've seen in a while. I love the colours. How did you get on with mixing the DK with the 8 ply? I only ask because I'm working a hexie blanket at the moment but have run out of the grey dk I'm using for the outer edges of the hexies so will have to mix yarns. Not sure how it will turn out - not half as fantastic as your blanket, that's for sure!Great job.

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  5. That's very special. I especially like the way the red border finishes it off.

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  6. Questa volta è andata bene! Blog interessante! Buon fine settimana lungo.Ciao!

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  7. wow, love it! Very nice! <3

    Simone

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  8. Love the colours. I have been planning a grey background blanket for my stepson. This would be brilliant with blues for the wheels.

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  9. LOVE the grey with the colours!!

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  10. I love it! I love the colors with the grey and then the red edge. Lovely!

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  11. I love it, the colours look so great popping out of the lovely calm grey background!! Definitely your style! xx

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  12. As always, another beautiful blanket from you!!! And the red border is just gorgeous!!!! Love it!!!!
    Love
    AMarie xxx

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  13. This is so beautiful. The red border finishes it off perfectly!

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  14. A beautiful blanket! Lots of work, with all the sc, but definitely worth your while.

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  15. Beautiful blanket. I like grey. Sorry about the power outage.

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  16. wow and woweee that is gorgeous!
    bestest d x

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  17. This is such a an awesome blanket! I love that the circles are 3 dimensional!!! Very cool :-)

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  18. I ADORE the texture of this blanket, it's awesome. You have a lovely eye for colour!

    Have a super rest of a week!

    Vanessa xxx

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  19. Oh I love this contemporary style blanket x

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  20. I think your new blanket looks beautiful. Grey is a great background color for all those pretty circles. Have a good day. :)

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  21. So cool, and so beautiful.
    I love the red you put all around the blanket.
    Miss xx

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  22. That is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful berry bright shades against that stormy gray--it's wonderfully alive! :)

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  23. I am in love with that blanket! I especially love your gray background. It's in my "favs" on Ravelry and will be on my list for this year. You did a great job on it. Is it all wool? How do you block something that big? Also, if it's wool, how do you take care of it? How do you hand wash something that large? Sorry for all the questions but I would like to use wool but just don't know how to take care of it properly.

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  24. Its a lovely blanket, the grey really makes the colours pop.

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  25. What an absolutely beautiful crochet blanket. Great color choices and great stitching. The pictures aren't overkill at all!

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  26. I adore the circle within a square design, stunning! Well done on finishing it off. Always feels good.

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  27. Love this blanket...and I think the grey makes the wheels pop. I bet it will be a warm one too.

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  28. Wonderful !I like this blanket !
    Maddy

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  29. Beautiful, beautiful blanket ... Just like everything else you make... Just wonderful :)

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  30. I love the grey. It's my favourite colour. Every colour looks awesome with grey.

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  31. Truly stunning Julie...I love the colourful wheels and the grey really makes them pop!!

    xxx

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  32. It's wonderful! I love the grey, it really makes it pop. I recently bought several skeins of the loveliest shape of light grey, just wanting for inspiration to stike as to what to make with it. It's great isn't it to finish those wip's that's been around for awhile?! I have too many to count I'm afraid. :0

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  33. I've been so excited to see this finished! I have this pattern in my Ravelry library and have been thinking to make one for my five year old to snuggle in. I love the grey with all the bright colors, and so does he! I just showed him and asked him if it was nice, and he said, "It is beautiful!" I asked if he would like one and he said, "Yes! And with all the colorful spots!" I just love the combination of colors so much - probably because it is "me" - neutral background with beautiful, bright colors! Just love, love, love!

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  34. Oh my goodness, Jules, that blanket is drop dead gorgeous. i can see it being used to style an apartment on 'The Block" Love the grey, you are such a clever clogs......
    Great use of left over yarny bits......♥♥♥

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  35. Grey is not my favourite colour.. but this blanket is amazing!:::Silvia

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