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« Sweet Pea Blanket CAL :: Preparation | Main | January Bright Moments »

January 04, 2019

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Linda Weiss

Do I need to convert the stitches to English from British? I've never made one of these beautiful blankets, what's involved?

Doreen Fahey

Loving doing the blanket waiting for part two. The only knots I get in the thread is my cat Elsie sitting on my knee chewing away all the time😻

Denise Fordyce

Thanks for the responses to my comments on the yarn: I was surprised about the knots as all the reviews of the yarn have always been positive. I must have just got a dud ball. It has been fine since and I'm certainly enjoying my first foray into something more complicated than granny squares!

Jude

I think Denise has been extremely unlucky in finding three knots in the Stylecraft yarn within her first three rows. I've made most of Lucy's blankets since reading her blog from the outset and have only twice incurred knots in a ball of Stylecraft yarn. I've also used it for knitting and find that it's well worth paying a little extra on acrylic yarn as the resulting blankets and sweaters etc wear so well wash after wash. Hopefully Denise you've started again and won't find any further problems.

Angela- Southern USA

Another gorgeous blanket Lucy!I adore a good blanket project this time of year, so cozy to curl up under while you hook away. Love the stir stick idea! Happy new year! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Charlotte.

Would the stitch for this blanket do okay in the cotton yarn from Summer Ripple?

Coral Bevis

Hi Lucy, Thank you so much for all your patterns and colourways. I have made most of your blankets now and I send them off to Project Linus alondg with prem hats and baby blankets etc.
I have so been looking forward ro your sweetpea blanket and am just about to start, once again it is another beautiful project.
Thank you aonce again, Kindest regards Coral

Denise Fordyce

So I have bought the yarn pack and love the colours. BUT I have to say I'm terribly disappointed in the quality of the yarn. I'm making the colourwash version and an just half way across the first trellis row, having completed the foundation chain row then the row of double crochet. I have already encountered 3 knots in the yarn, including 2 within about a 30cm length. Not a terribly good first impression: certainly wouldn't buy this yarn again. Hope it doesn't continue right throughout the blanket!

deedownunder

Hi Lucy
Just a question about your Facebook site - I don't have a Facebook account, but was able to see your site last week as it must have been 'open'. I am having difficulty now - please could you open it for us! I have no idea how this is done, but it is possible. That way us non-Facebookers can keep up with the fun. Thanks so much - I am really loving the pattern and the colours.

Kath Collinson

Sue from Cyprus - after the first row which is worked into the back loops only, work every other row through both loops.
Gorgeous colours. I particularly love the colourwash blanket. You've put an awful lot of work into this Lucy. Thank you. x

Dianne Sarada

Gorgeous colors.....

Mrs Jane Halvey

Hi, as hoped for I was gifted two yarn packs for Christmas, (thank you eldest son). Couldn't decide between Posy or Colour Wash in king size so have settled for one of each in single size.

Rowena Corlett

Hi Lucy - I wasn't planning on starting another blanket just now but I have fallen for the colourwash! I am going to use slightly different colours to go with our bedroom colour scheme. Can you tell me is there a computer progamme that you used to produce the schematic of the two colour ways! It would be great if I was able to get an idea of how my altered scheme woud look. Many thanks in advance if you are able to help!

Sue from Cyprus

Hi there, thanks Lucy for this wonderful opportunity for all us hookies to get together from around the world! One question, if someone can answer as I am a newbie! I understand that when we are to double crochet the chain, we go through the back of the loop. However, it's not clear to me if we go through the back of the loop when we tr crochet. Or do we go through both loops? Can somebody pls help me as I'm lost. I tried Google but it was almost a 'whatever you like' kind of answer.
Hugs from a cold but sunny Cyprus

CJ

I've just been enjoying the latest Sarah Raven catalogue and deciding what I might like to grow this year. It's a thing of beauty isn't it. Your sweet pea yarn colours are absolutely perfect. I understand what you mean about the excitement of starting a new blanket. For me there's an emotional thing as well in making something like a blanket or quilt, that feeling of keeping people warm and safe and snuggled up, as well as something beautiful to look at. I shall enjoy seeing your progress. CJ xx

Sandra

Hi Lucy, thank you so much for this. I’m making for a 50th Birthday present as sweet peas are her favourite flowers. Going for colour wash option. Pattern is so straight forward once first couple of rows are set up. Very soothing to work. Can’t wait to see how colours progress. Many thanks xx😄

Tracy Carroll-Gauci

Hi Lucy,

Just wanted to say a big thank
you for the new blanket I'm enjoying it so much and the advice you have given on changing colours I have never been sure I was doing it right now I know the right way thank you.

Tracy

Ann

I’ve had the yarn pack from the lovely Wool Warehouse for a month now and have been itching to start the Sweet Pea CAL ever since. I haven’t joined a CAL before, but I’m looking forward to using the lovely summery colours to cheer me up during the next few months of the typical grey, damp, cold weather we experience up here in Scotland.
Thank you Lucy, I’m so pleased I found your blog.

Teresa Kasner

Hi Lucy, waving at you across the pond and across the USA from Oregon!! I am thoroughly loving this pattern! I have 9 rows done! I might just keep up with this CAL! LOL! I'm doing the 3rd pattern.. the repeating stripe one. *LOVE*

I'll be doing a blog post on my progress on Monday.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jules9

Loved starting mine tonight, thank you. The 'Sarah Raven' catalogue is known as garden porn in my house. Xx

Sherin Jarvis

It’s 34 degrees here in Sydney, just back from the beach, I’m going to put the fan on and sit directly in its blast and start my tension sample, I’m so excited to be able to do this and THNAK YOU Lucy for generating sooooo much joy around the world in our little Sweet Pea Community and being the generous soul you clearly are! Xxx 🙂🙂

Lesley

Oohhh so excited now. I have had a stash of this yarn forever in my cupboard, must have been waiting for just this blanket. These flowers are very special to me as my Dad used to grow these and Stock for me when I was a little girl. Thank you. Thank you so much for this CAL.
Is there a PDF we can print out of the tension tester and the actual pattern at all.
As I find reading from a sheet of paper somehow easier for me. 😱

Chrisoula Charalambides

Thank you started it all ready👏👏👏👏

Mary C

Oh, Lucy, I can NOT tell you how I've been looking forward to this. This morning, when I realized THIS IS THE DAY LUCY WILL POST THE PATTERN, honest to goodness, I did the Happy Dance! I'm going to start my sample ASAP. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lucy. This is so lovely. Have a beautiful weekend and God bless.

Madelein Oosthuizen

Such a stunning pattern!!! Struggled a bit with row 1-3
but now all set on row 4. It’s already strongly competing
with Hydrangea for the best pattern ever!! 😍😍 Thank
you so much Lucy!! Xx #colourwash

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