Crochet · FO · General Topics · Yarn Review

Lost Garden FO

I now have a blanket that has been blocked and ends trimmed. So, now it is ready to be boxed up and sent across the pond to its recipient, my niece for her dorm room.

Overall, I am pleased with the end result. The colours work well together, I think. And the pattern is great. I have two errors that would be easy to spot if you looked closely. Both were spotted about a round or two later. No doubt they were the result of a loss of concentration when crocheting in front of the TV. I am treating them as unique elements! I would normally go back and correct, but quite often the ends were already woven in and would have meant serious frogging.

I can live with the slight imperfection. After all, gardens are not always perfect. In my garden, the only thing that grows well is bindweed and brambles 😦

Anyway, on to some FO pictures.

The Lost Garden blanket laid out and blocked
Washed and blocked
A blanket laid over a sofa
Ideal on a sofa to keep you warm
A crochet blanket laid over a single bed
And on a bed

As to the pattern, Helen Shrimpton designs some amazing blankets. They take work and some concentration. And there is a fair bit of counting stitches. But it is worth it.

Helen’s patterns seem fairly easy to follow and the pictures for each round are a big help. I can wholeheartedly recommend having a go and I may well try another of her designs.

For the yarn, Stylecraft Special Double Knitting, I did find this a little splitty at one point, but that could just have been that ball. It is easy to work with and is great for blankets, coming through a wash well and drying nice and soft. The stitch definition is fairly good and the available colour range is wide.

I do seem to have rather a lot left of the green Sage colour. And some of the Wisteria. I would probably go up a hook size to 5mm if I started over. I know others have done this. I shall have to think what to do with that left over yarn.

5 thoughts on “Lost Garden FO

Leave a Reply to Jamie@hookthisweavethat Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.