Over the past few months, I’ve been walking every day on a beautiful and quiet beach only a few minutes’ walk from my home.
Each day the colours, sights and sounds are different. Sometimes calm and sunny – sometimes grey, overcast and wild. But always beautiful.
I’ve been capturing the moments on camera and sharing them on social media, as a small way to help us all get through these difficult times.
Some of the photographs, particularly of the pebbles washed up on the high Spring tides, inspired me with their many colours hidden amongst the stones – surprising mauves, terracottas, slate blues, oranges – little flashes of colour among the greys.
I decided to design a blanket with the theme of these colours and the Beach Walk Blanket was born.
I’m so happy with the result – a fairly large blanket with at first glance a colour palette of greys and cream, but with glimpses of all these other amazing colours popping out when you look more closely.
The pattern itself is not complicated, combinations of granny squares and granny stripes in different sizes, working from the centre outwards.
The colour palette is definitely the star in this blanket, and in order to get just the right shades, I worked between four different yarn brands. They are all the same weight and type, and blend well together. What’s more they are machine washable and don’t need blocking, perfect for a blanket.
Yarns used were Stylecraft Special DK, Stylecraft Batik, Deramores Studio DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter.
The pattern is now available on Etsy for instant download, and if you are quick off the mark before the end of June 2020, there is an automatic discount of 30% by clicking on the link below.
PS IMPORTANT UPDATE – A couple of errors fave been flagged up in the pattern. Firstly, one of the yarn colours is missing from the list. It’s one ball of Stylecraft Special DK in Mustard (sorry!)
Also, a typo in the grid of colours for the granny squares in Section 1 has meant that a couple of the squares have been duplicated, when they should all be different.
The grid below is the correct one –