Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Last March, whilst at Skip North I bought this rainbow of yarn from Coldspring Mill with the intention of making a blanket.
Skip North Stash 005
The yarn is Araucania Toconao, a worsted/aran weight plied merino yarn. The yarn came in 50g sample skeins and I wasn't sure if I would have enough for a blanket. So when my knitting friend Ali was visiting Coldspring a few weeks later I asked if she could get me a couple more skeins, if there was any left. Ali came up trumps with another 4 skeins, slightly different to those above.

My first idea was a crochet ripple blanket - perfect for this rainbow of shades. However when Katie posted a link to the Wooleater blanket in the Yarn Yard group on Ravelry I was "hooked".

I started making squares as soon as I returned from our weekend away in York (which was brilliant fun - more on that another time).
Wooleater Blanket
After a little indecision and quite a lot of ripping out I decided on squares with one of the two neutral colours in the middle and similar colours on the outer two rounds.
Wooleater Blanket
I'm joining these 3 coloured squares as I go and I'm hoping to have enough for a 3x4 blanket.
Wooleater Blanket
I'm having a lot of fun making these, and the worsted weight yarn means it grows fast. However the name "Wooleater" is very true - I hope I have enough wool to finish!