Friday, 20 January 2017

Ta-dah! Winter Solstice blanket

Hello Hello!

I hope you are all doing well and you enjoy crafty times during this winter days (or summer days depending on which side of the world you are on). 

In December I finished another star blanket and man, I am so much in love with it! It will be a gift for my cousin's baby which will be born in April. 

The colors just happed - I saw them in my stash and it just clicked. I have to confess I asked my husband if they actually really fitted together before I started though... I don't always have the best eye for colors which fit together (as long as they are a great mix of colors, I don't mind so much if they fit in a aesthetic color point of view). Someone on instagram suggestes that the blanket looks like the Winter Solstice so I used that as the blanket name. Seemed really fitting considering the colors and the time of the year.

The blanket was a true yarn eater! I started to crochet on it in November and had to take a longish break because I had to order the last two colors again. That said, I won't order with Deramores again. The price for the yarn was good but first it took ages for the yarn to arrive in Germany - no wonder when one considers that it was sent to Sweden first and then to Germany. Oh my. Second, the yarn arrived damanged. They send the yarn in simple plastic bags and one was cut during the delivery - the cut of the bag also cut one skein into pieces. They offered to replace the skein but so far nothing has arrived. I had a read through the comments on their facebook page and it seems I am not the only one with problems. Such a pity as they used to be such a good company to order yarn from!

I used Stylecraft Special DK for the blanket and the Rainbow Ripple pattern from Celeste Young. I have make this blanket a couple of times before but this time I didn't use a single color to divide the other colors. I wasn't sure it would work at first, but it really did in the end.

Obviously the blanket will need blocking soon. I am not sure about it's size but it's at least 120 cm from one side to the other...

What are you busy making at the moment?

Take care


  1. Can you speficy how much yarn you needed? I really want to make that blanket myself, as I love the style, but of course it would be easier to know how much yarn I will need! :)
    Thanks in advance

    1. I can't tell you the exact yarn amount but I can tell you the amount of skeins (100gr) I needed (I didn't use all of them up of course). I needed less than 100 gramm for all the colors except the last too. The second last color needed little over 100 gr (for one row) but the last color needed at least 150 gr. Hope that helps!!

  2. Very very pretty����

  3. Gorgeous! I love those colours - what a lucky baby :)

  4. Wow! That's a lot of yarn! I think I will keep my yearning for ripples and zig zags in rows instead of rounds even though the star shaped blanket looks spectacular. A beautiful blanket for baby to lay on.