My third Geometric Lace blanket made as a gift for the recipient’s mom! So sweet.
I wanted to do the same color layout as in Geometric Lace 1. After some light pattern tweaking, I started it up! This is the blanket that I used to write my pattern.
My favorite progress shot!
The question that I get asked the most is “how do you create your color placement design?” I join each hexagon as I make it, so that the blanket grows organically. I start with five or six main colors and I make one complete hexagon in the most representative shade of each. Then I play around with those five or six “prototype” hexes, arranging them to get the best color flow. See an example shot of this process from my Geometric Lace 2 Blanket.
To blend colors, I use lights next to lights and darks next to darks. I try to use every shade I have of a color, even if it means some colors have only one hexagon.
I make sure to think about the color distribution and that each color has a similar amount of real estate on the blanket. For example, if there are four colors, one in each corner, I would keep in mind the midpoints of the four sides and try to transition to the next color around the midpoint. Of course this is purely optional.. I think an uneven distribution would be lovely – when you’re working with so much color harmony, the result is always beautiful.
All finished up and ready for edging!
And some ta-da photos…enjoy! 🙂