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Blankets: Marley and Hedgehogs

Today’s blog is about a couple beautiful blankets. The new book from the TinCanKnits duo has been released today! ‘Mad Colour’ is a gorgeous collection of knits, and I’m super chuffed for my yarn to have been used in this publication. Marley is a blanket knit in one piece with loads of garter stitch and a pretty lace edge, AND gives you the option of using Aran, chunky or even super chunky yarn.

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The sample I currently have on display in the shop is made from 4 skeins of Ginger’s Hand Dyed Super Sheep Aran in ‘Bourbon and Water.’ This wool is soft enough for a baby’s skin, has a nice squidge to it. The variation in the shade looks beautiful in heaps of garter stitch, with the different tones of beige and pinks just flowing together. I just can’t get over how pretty it is, and I want to make another!

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‘Selkie’ in the Super Sheep Aran would also make a gorgeous Marley.

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Now one for the always-growing-queue is featured in the most recent issue of Knit Now (issue 65). The Hedgehog and Hoglets blanket by Vikki Bird is adorable, and an excellent opportunity to try your hand at a new technique if you have not dealt with intarsia before. While colourwork tends to go all the way across/around an item, intarsia is just like…well, a giant hedgehog in the middle of a blanket.

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The West Yorkshire Spinners 100% Bluefaced Leicester Aran would make a wonderfully soft and lush version of this blanket, all in natural hedgehog shades of course.

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As part of the Stitched Together campaign run by Knit Now, all participating shops are offering a discount on Aran weight yarn to make this blanket. So if you fancy trying out intarsia in the form of some adorable hedgehogs, bring your issue in to get 10% some skeins of Aran wool to make this one.