It is WIP-busting time here. This project has been lying patiently in the pile since August 2017. It was originally started as one of a pair for my twin Grandaughters, but I decided that it would be more practical to make their blankets in SSDK so this project was put away….. until now.
Both patterns are by Helen Shrimpton, and she kindly gave me permission to share how I joined the two together. There are superb video tutorials by Esther from Its All in a Nutshell for the rest of the Mandala Madness pattern.
Made with Scheepjes Stonewashed, 78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic, Sport/Baby weight and a 3.5mm hook. The colours are wonderfully subtle shades, easy to blend for an ombre effect, but have not come completely true in the photo. Go to the Scheepjes link to see truer colours.
The Colours I have used are (in order of use): Moon Stone as the main colour, Rose Quartz, Citrine, New Jade, Larimar, Amazonite, Axinite, Pink Quartzite, Green Agate, Crystal Quartz.
Colour order Round by Round as follows:
Round 1: Moon Stone
Round 2, 3 : Rose Quartz
Round 4, 5: Moon Stone
Rounds 6,7,8,9: Citrine
Rounds 10, 11: Moon Stone
Joining Round 1: Pink Quartzite
Joining Round 2: Moonstone
Joining Round 3, 4, 5: New Jade
Joining Round 6: Larimar
Now you go to
Round 20 in Part 2 of the Mandala Madness pattern: Larimar
Round 21: Larimar
Round 21: Larimar
Round 22, 23: Moon Stone
Round 24: Amazonite
Round 25 and 26: Amazonite and Citrine
Round 27, 28: Amazonite
Round 29:Rose Quartz
Round 30: Axinite
Round 31: Pink Quartzite
Round 32, 33, 34: Moon Stone
Round 35, 36: New Jade
Round 37, 38: Green Agate
Round 39: Larimar
Round 40: Crystal Quartz
Round 41, 42: Moon Stone
This completes the colour order as shown in the top picture.
The lack of stretch in the cotton yarn takes a bit of getting used to but I love the colours and the feel of the piece – strokeable – verrrrrry strokeable. 🙂