Wednesday, 21 October 2009

It's done!!!!!

Hi everyone

Well its time ..... the wool arrived ........ and I have worked for hours and hours on the last 6 rows. And I do mean that literally!!!!! Really had to hurry and do the hours as it has been getting hotter n hotter and the blanket is so very, very warm and heavy!!!

Now for some background. My first requirement was that the wool had to be Australian. We have the finest merino and yet it is difficult to get our own wool in Australia as most is exported (then re-imported). It had to be affordable, wool has become so very expensive. And yes I am a yarn snob. I don't like working with acrylic and this blanket was to be special (oh what did I start!!!). And I wanted a Rainbow Blanket, a couple of other colours snuck in too!!

Here is a glimpse of it folded .......

And here is most of it on display on the lounge - it extends over the back of the lounge

And on my Queen size bed .........

Details -

Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply Merino Wool worked with a 5mm hook.

Colours - Sunrise, Orange, Citrus,Delphinium (Blue), Lavender, Purple Storm, Baby Blossom (Pink), Leaf & Forest

Total yarn - 1 ball (200g) of each colour + a little of 3 colours, so approx. 1.8kg
Measurement - approx 1.4m x 1.4m
Pattern - 9 Hex's wide, 9 Hex's long and then 2 rows of each colour around the outside (18 rows)

I am so happy with it and it does look like a rainbow with the edging which ripples slightly

Bye for now


  1. The blanket looks beautiful, and I love that you used orange too. I seem to be drawn to that color this year, although no-one else around here likes it. BWM wool is delightful to knit with and very affordable too, I like that we are supporting our own.

  2. OMG------ This is absolutely stunning. I have never seen this pattern option before. Love how the edging ruffles a little. The wait and $$$$$ of the yarn was well worth every cent. I know I will be back to look again. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW-zzzzaaaaaa

  3. That's glorious! I love the colour and the ruffle! It's got that great rustic appeal... I want one for my bed!!!

  4. Great photos Maria. Stunning piece of work. Really, really love it. I love the orange. How long did it take you to make it? It just looks absolutely perfect in your room. Well done to you! Look forward to more of your work.

  5. Ooohhhhh I love it!
    The colours are great.
    A feast for the eyes!