|“Nostalgia with a modern twist.”
Among the many things we miss about our dear friend Pam Reece is her crochet savvy. She loved to take a familiar, even nostalgic, idea and give it a modern twist. Like this baby blanket, for example. We used her idea to create a pattern with 2- and 10-color sequences. Then we thought, what about 5-colors? So we wrote an addendum (included with the original pattern) and even created a 5-Color Kit with shades that work together beautifully. The design is amply sophisticated for any decor so we've also sized it up to afghan and throw proportions in our Churchmouse At Home collection. As Pam would say, “Handsome!”
YARN 2-Color Version: 9 skeins Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (100 yds/90m each): 5 skeins Main Color (MC) and 4 skeins Contrast Color (CC). Or approx. 900 yds/810m of an equivalent worsted-weight yarn. 5-Color Version: 10 skeins Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (100 yds/90m each): 2 skeins each of 5 colors (MC, A, B, C and D). Or approx. 1000 yds/900m of an equivalent worsted-weight yarn. 10-Color Version: 11 skeins Mission Falls 1824 Wool (85 yds/78m each): 2 skeins Main Color (MC) and 1 skein each of 9 Contrast Colors. Or approx. 935 yds/858m of an equivalent worsted-weight yarn.
NEEDLES Size G (4mm) hook, or size to get gauge.
GAUGE 1 repeat (measured from peak to peak or valley to valley) = 2-1⁄2"/6cm.
FINISHED SIZE Approx. 26 x 30"/66 x 76cm.