Behind the scenes I have been beavering away at Helen Shrimpton’s current Crochet Along, the Cosmic Cal
and I have just completed Part 6
Currently measuring 32″ x 35″.
Some of you might have seen my progress on Instagram.
Having seen so many wonderful creations using gradient yarn, I was eager to try it and after much deliberation went for Rosewater Cocktail, a Scheepjes Whirl
You can see all the other colourways here.
It was not easy to choose so I joined the Facebook Group Scheepjes Whirl Creations!
I could then see all the wonderful things that have been made with Whirls and how each colour looks when it is made up. What a wonderfully helpful community crochet groups are. I’ve learnt so much and been able to ask loads of questions. It has been an enriching experience.
Unsure of how much yarn the blanket would take, I bought 2 Rosewater Cocktails and a Citrus Whirlette as I already knew I wanted to mix up the colours a bit.
But a few rows in I realised I might want to add more colours and bought a Jumping Jelly Whirl.
In a series of blog posts I will describe how I used the Whirls and Whirlettes together:
I wanted to have some turquoise in the centre so I wound off the dark blue of the outside
Cosmic Cals started to appear on Helen’s Hookaholics and I tried out a couple of designs
On the left, I used a 3.50mm hook and included some of the Whirlette, on the right I used a 3mm hook and made the centre look more like a flower
the centre was made with yarn that was pure turquoise
the star was made with yarn that had flecks of pink in it
after the turquoise I introduced a round of Citrus Whilette, which is a burnt orange.
and then continued with the yellow from the centre of Rosewater Cocktail.
Wanting to define the hexagon I wondered which of the blues to use
and went for the darker blue with flecks of turquoise in it
(gosh how the colours change according to the light – the photo below does not show the true colours!)
and then one row of lighter turquoise before returning the where I left off with the Whirl.
Continuing with the Whirl until the end of Part 2
More to follow ……
You can see progress up to Part 4 in this post: Cosmic 4
And on Fridays a treat – pop along over to Nanacathy for a good old Knit and Natter