Sunday, October 12, 2014
Mondrian-inspired scraps blanket
I have lots of odd skeins and partial skeins of yarn, and had begun to think about doing a scraps blanket. We could use another blanket, and while thinking about how I might go about creating a scraps blanket, I came across some of the Mondrian-inspired projects on Ravelry--dresses, pillows, and, of course, blankets.
But could I create a Mondrian-inspired blanket without buying yarn? This is a concern, since I'm enthusiastically participating in the Lord of the Rings Group's StashQuest to work down my stash. So could I create a scraps blanket out of different weight yarns, of differing colors, and differing fibers?
I had a brainstorm: what have I got to lose? If I don't like it, I can frog it and start over. If I like it, then I'll have a blanket! I pulled out all the candidate yarns, selected the blue wool, and knitted horizontally, putting in a black stripe of cotton, then choosing the green wool...then the red cotton...then I picked up along the long edge, knit more black, and used the white wool (the black stitches at the bottom are all live, on a string of yarn serving as a stitch-holder). So far, it's a long strip, and I like it!