Wow a special loved one with this breathtakingly cheerful piece. From goldenrod to white – it’s a bright delight!
- Location: Indiana
- Pattern: Geometric Lace
- Materials: Hobby Lobby “I love this yarn” and Red Heart Super Saver (I buy from knitting-warehouse.com for a softer product!)
- Construction: Hexagons joined as you go, squared off with a crisp white lace border that really sets off the yellow!
- Similar Pieces: See the main page
- Design Inspiration: Custom color request! Loving this Spring blanket with yellow color based on the afghan in the Stephen King Novel Lisey’s Story.
- Shop this piece: Purdy hexagons and lace at Etsy
I cannot tell y’all how much I adored making this blanket. The challenge: Make a yellow-to-white color-fade blanket using the eight shades of yellow that I had saved up over time, plus white. It isn’t easy making a monochrome blanket with eight shades, some in limited quantity, but I think I made it work!
Starting with these gorgeous, warm yellows, I worked some sections of this piece separately in order to keep it as a portable project as long as I could.
I like to make the half-hexagons ahead of time and sew them in whenever I get the opportunity. This way, I feel like I’m nearing the completion of a project and I can move more quickly through my pieces. What a beauty basking in the sunlight!
And speaking of feeling like you’re getting to the end of a project! I love working motifs all around the edges of a piece, then getting right into the edging! It really does make me go faster, even though it seems silly.
And the TA-DA moment! Bright and gorgeous!
And just like in the Stephen King tale, I included a mini keepsake blanket from some of the yarn remnants. I can’t wait until someone asks me to make a mini version of their custom piece! It was so fun to design and create!