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!


Roobeedoo said...

Lovely colours and pattern and it must be very warm - mmmm!

Fiona said...

Congratulations! I have been out of the loop with the online knitting community since I went back to work in october. I'm so pleased and guessed it would be only a matter of time before you added to our toddlers! Be great to meet up and this time you can eat all the cakes because u need them! Lots of love,
Fi xxxxxxx

KnitYoga said...

I really love the colours of the yarn and that is the perfect pattern. It's going to look magnificent. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. :-)

French Knots said...

The colours are wonderful and work so well together. I'm hoping that I have enough wool left too to finish the blanket I'm making and also that the faries will come and finish sewing in all the ends for me!