Thursday, 3 November 2016

Stylecraft Special Blog Tour 2016

I'm now able to tell you about a project I completed during the summer and have been keeping under wraps for several months. 

Hand Knitted Things blog is taking part in the Stylecraft Blog Tour 2016 with other knitting and crochet bloggers. We have all been designing and making items with the new colour additions to Stylecraft Special Aran and Chunky yarn. 

The tour started on 28th October with Angie from Le Monde de Sucrette. Thank you Catherine at Crafternoon Treats for linking through to this blog yesterday. Tomorrow, Heather from The Patchwork Heart will be writing about her design. Check out their blogs for links to other participants in the tour.

This year Stylecraft have added new colours to the Special Aran and Chunky ranges with limited edition packs of 10 x 100g balls of yarn in two colour themes - Parchment and Silver.  

Having been sent a sample pack in July and experimenting with a number of design options, I decided on a stripy blanket using seven of the colours. Knit and purl stitches are used throughout to create blocks of squares in bands of colourful stripes.

Contrast colour: 

Pale Rose
Storm Blue

The pattern is available for free. Scroll down for a link to the PDF printable pattern and a chance to enter a giveaway to win a pack of Special Chunky yarn.

If you'd like the chance to win a pack of 10 x 100g balls of Special Chunky in the Parchment colour way click on the Giveaway link here.
Update: The giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Special Stripy Blanket
(Free pattern - click here for a printable PDF version)


  1. Thank you so much for providing such a lovely pattern for free! Love these colours. I was lucky enough to win a yarn pack earlier this week so I won't enter the giveaway today, but I will look forward to making this blanket as soon as I get some WIPs finished!

  2. Lovely blanket. I'm working on a different blanket now but I've bookmarked the pattern for future use. Thank You. ♥
    xx Beca

  3. The blanket you've created is absolutely lovely! Thank you for posting the pattern, I hope to try this as soon as I master the art of sock making :)
    A Flower

  4. What a good giveaway and I love the blanket. I have saved it in my Ravelry queue and will definitely knit it one day.

  5. Gorgeous colours! Makes me think of summer, happy days and eating ice cream. Thanks for sharing the pattern Julia xx


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