Colintraive by Victoria Magnus: Digital Download

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Colintraive by Victoria Magnus: Digital Download

This product is for a digital download of the pattern only.

This cosy, snuggly lap blanket is perfect for keeping your legs or shoulders warm, but is a good size to carry in the car with you or throw in a bag. It’s really easy and soothing to make even for beginner crocheters, and the subtle stripes are a great opportunity to play with colour.

The blanket uses two yarns held double - the main colour is DK and the contrast colour is lace weight mohair/silk. This creates a subtle blend of the two colours together, so think carefully about what you put together. A cream yarn as in the photos will show off the soft colours of Eldwick Lace; however anything any darker would mute those colours. For the most richly coloured stripes use DK that matches the mohair - you don’t have to use the same shade of DK throughout.

There is plenty of scope here to experiment and we would encourage you to do so! Additionally, this pattern does not currently include an edging for the blanket. My sample uses Shell Stitch from Tracey Todhunter’s book 200 More Crochet Stitches but you can use any other edging stitch or leave it plain.

Materials 
11 x 50g balls of Milburn DK to complete five full pattern repeats (20 stripes)
One 50g skein of Eldwick Lace per colour, approximately 8g per stripe
Optional: One additional 50g ball of Milburn DK for a border.

Eden Cottage Yarns, Milburn DK (85% Bluefaced Leicester 15% mulberry silk) (112m / 122yds)

Eden Cottage Yarns, Eldwick Lace (70% kid mohair, 30% mulberry silk) (420m / 459yds)

MC - Milburn DK in Natural 
CC1 - Eldwick Lace in Linen 
CC2 - Eldwick Lace in Campanula 
CC3 - Eldwick Lace in Blue Geranium 
CC4 - Eldwick Lace in Compost

4.5mm / US7 hook 
Stitch marker, tapestry needle

Size 
Each repeat measures 91cm (36 in) across by 18cm (7 in) deep before blocking. 
Finished blocked size 107cm (42 in) across by 114cm (45 in) long.

Gauge 
4sts x 4 rows in 2.5cm (one inch) square/14sts x 16 rows in 10cm (four inches) square
Blocked gauge: two stripes measures just over 4” (ie 16 rows) x 14 sts in 4”

This pattern is un-tested and hasn't been professionally tech edited by a third party - that's why it is FREE.

 

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