Monday, August 4, 2014

Skinny Stripe Blanket #2 - Seaside version finished!

Hello there!  I hope you all had great weekends, it was pretty quiet around here, we had no real plans this weekend so it was nice just to mooch around and enjoy the winter sunshine.  Being home meant that I finished off my second skinny stripe blanket! Yay!  So of course I had to take some pictures of it all completed.  You probably are sick of seeing this blanket, but just in case you are not, here is a few photos of it is all its cool colour glory!  

I have decided to call this one Seaside Skinny Stripe, because it has a bit of a beachy feel to it I think.

 I chose grey for the edge, and did my fallback picot edge treatment, I still really like this simple edging!

I guess it is cot sized or a reasonable knee rug, here it is all laid out on a single bed.

I like this side with the crisp lines of colour all standing out clearly from each other.....

....and here it is added to the growing pile of blankets in my stash of finished things.  I think I'll call the colourful one the Jellybean Skinny Stripe, it's a nice playful name.

So here is some info about this new blanket:

Size 89cm x77cm, 8ply (DK) pure wool, 3.5mm hook.

Wool colours used: ( approximately 1-2 50g balls of each colour)

Loyal DK  
mid blue
electric blue
duck egg blue

Heirloom Colorworks 8ply
teal green

Heirloom Babywool 8ply
pale mint
pale blue
light aqua

Merino Magic 8ply

Plus I used 2 balls of extra grey for the edge, you could use what ever colour you liked though.

I have a few scraps left of various blues and greens and added one or two rows of these too until they ran out.
The pattern was random in that there is no colour repeat, although I did try and balance the colour stripes as I went. Just rows of sc (dc) in different colours, that's about it!

I stock these wools in my shop over here if you would like to make one for yourself!

Have you got much on this week?  I am going on a quick road trip to Sydney to pick up something very exciting!  Well, I think it is anyway, I can't wait to show you what I have acquired, something I have been wanting to learn for a long time.  I think I have steep learning curve ahead of me.
I'm doing that on Wednesday and will be back Friday, so will show you all then! Eek!

Ok so that's about all for today, talk soon!


  1. Love those cool soothing colors that you used for the blanket. I have a girlfriend who did her bathroom in a nautical theme and used those same colors. The nice thing about a single crochet blanket is that it is solid and warm. It should be great for this winter.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

    1. Thanks Susanne, I have a bit of a thing for cool colours! And yes it is nice and warm, just what we need around here at the moment, very chilly nights indeed! J xxx

  2. I do love this blanket Julie - you've finished it off beautifully! xoJoy

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    1. How did you know Vicky!! :) Yes I am just a teeny bit excited!! J xxx

  4. Another success. I like these simple blanket patterns. They are very easy to make when life is busy.

  5. It turned out to be a perfect blanket. Love the stripes.
    I wish you a perfect day.

  6. Your blanket is really lovely. The edging is simple but all you need - I use the same sort of thing myself for blankets.

  7. Really, really lovely Jules. I love your 'go to' border, its so simple but so effective.
    Have a lovely week,
    Kate x

  8. The blanket was stunning, the simple edge was a real delight and added to the beauty of the finished blanket.

  9. This blanket is gorgeous, the colours work so well together and I love the edging.
    Anne xx

  10. It is lovely!!! Very seasidey indeed!! xx

  11. Love. Love, Love it!!!! And the Jellybean Skinny Stripe is my favorite!!!! Love the simple finish and I think it must be a really warm blanket!!!! Well done!!!!
    AMarie xxx

    I wish you a good summer!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

  13. Où trouves-tu le temps pour faire tout ça ! Les couleurs sont superbes.

  14. Beautiful blanket Julie!!!! Still deciding on a pattern for the lovely wool I bought from you. So many lovely patterns it's hard to decide

  15. I wonder if it's a spinning wheel?... Look forward to the reveal. The seaside blanket is beautiful! I really love the grey for the edging. I did a ripple in the round seaside themed one (last March) and edged it in white but, I think the grey is nicer. I just finished some bunting done in tapestry crochet with polka dots to hang from our porch swing. Thanks for the inspiration! (tapestry crochet is addictive as you said. lol) Have a great week!

  16. Absolutely beautiful blanket. I really like the colours that you used.

  17. Gorgeous!! Very beachy :) you have inspired me to get out my unfinished ripple rug…. thank you for sharing !!
    Clarissa xo

  18. It is beautiful, loving the seaside theme, colours crisp, rows clean cut-perfect. Very much love the edging too.

  19. A good job and great effects for theses blankets.

  20. Que lindo amiga,estou em um projeto parecido com o seu,breve eu vou postar.Feliz quarta.Beijo.Valéria.

  21. Such a beautiful blanket - and the name is fitting it very well! :-)

    Have fun in Sydney - I really miss the city a lot (used to live there when I did my masters. Such a pity Germany is on the other side of the world).

    Take care

  22. Sweet blanket! These are my favorite colors.

  23. I like the choice of grey for the edging - still beachy but doesn't show up wear and tear as easily as white or a lighter colour and still neutral to show off the colourful stripes.


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