Patterns, Stories, Travel

The Emily’s epilogue

I finished the blanket about a week ago, but I wasn’t so pleased with the quality of the pictures I took indoor. The weather has been quite poor  (surprise, surprise) and  I couldn’t  photograph outside, but I managed a couple of hours’ window on Monday and I got a few pictures. You must be wondering why I am so obsessed with outdoor’s photography; it is because my blankets are very much just about colors, and it matters a great deal to me for the images to be as ‘real life’ as possible.

I  wish I had the time, last week, to go back to Haworth and photograph the blanket there, but I have been busy, and it is a long round trip from Glasgow. Said that the next time I am down in Yorkshire, I would!!. As an alternative location, I thought of  Pollok Country Park , Glasgow’s largest park ,which features the impressive Pollok House as well as the renowned Burrell Collection.  Both Pollok house and the Burrell collection are closed, at the moment, and under renovation, but the gardens are still open to the public. 

It is a beautiful place, well worth a trip if you are visiting Glasgow.

Anyway back to the Emily:

The blanket measures: 140cm x180 cm, in total, the border is 14cm deep. There are nine squares by 12 rows for a total of  108 squares.

The yarn used is a combination of STYLECRAFT ALPACA TWEED DK, SPECIAL DK, and  LIFE DK.

14 Colors  used which are:

ALPACA TWEED DK:  ocean, dusky pink, sea breeze, sage.

SPECIAL DK: copper,plum,mocha,pistachio.

LIFE DK: heather, stone nepp, chocolate nepp, pebble nepp, gorse nepp, mixture charcoal.

QUANTITIES:

one  100gr ball for each color plus five balls of mixture charcoal.

PLEASE NOTE:  mixture charcoal is used for ALL the first 2 rows of the squares, the joining, and the border.

CROCHET HOOK  size 4 . the squares measure 11cm

The squares measure 11cm

SQUARE PATTERN:

the square is my design:

ROW 1: 6 chains join in with an ss

ROW 2:  in the 6 chain ring work as follow: 3 chains (that makes the first treble),1 treble,1 ch  *2 trebles,1ch*   repeat ** 7 times. ( 16 trebles and 8 ch1 spaces)

ROW 3 :  *puff stitch  in each of the ch1 space of row2 ,2ch*, repeat  ** 15 times   (16 puffs, 32ch)

ROW4:  *4 trebles cluster in the ch2 space of round3,3 ch*, repeat **15 times (16 clusters, 48ch)

ROW5: we  add the corners as follow: start in any of the 3ch space of round 4 and work* 1 dc,skip the cluster,3ch,1dc in the next 3ch space of round 4.; next we make the corner: in the next ch3space work: 5trebles,3ch,5trebles;1dc in the next ch3 space of round4,3 ch* repeat ** 3 more times   (4 corners, 12 dc, 8ch3 spaces)

ROW6 and final row: start on the corner and work: 2htreble,2ch,2htreble, 5 back post half treble on the 5 trebles of row5,1 half treble in the space between the 5 trebles of row 5 and the dc of row 5, 2dc on the ch3 space,1 dc on the dc of row5,2dc on the next ch3 space,1htreble on the space between the dc of round 5 and the next corner .repeat all around.

REMEMBER ROW1 AND ROW2 ARE ALL IN CHARCOAL.

The others row, please alternate the colors, as usual, choose any of the two methods I had listed before in the past blankets I posted.

You have plenty of yarn to make the blanket, and some left too.

JOINING:

with mixture charcoal, a simple dc join.

 

THE BORDER:

ONE foundation row around the blanket of dc in charcoal to set the border then follow the diagram below:

a note about the pattern for the border:

I found the pattern on Pinterest. It is what I believe a shawl. I tried to go back to the source of the original designer, but I haven’t been able to find out who is. The watermark is too feeble, and I got nowhere with that either.I went as far as finding what I assume is a Japanese pattern, but again has been posted and re-posted several times on Russian/Romanian sites, and I can’t read Cyrillic or Japanese so , I am afraid, I  have no idea.

PLEASE if you do know the designer behind the diagram, let me know, and I will credit her/him. THERE IS NOTHING OF MORE ANNOYING THAN PILFERING OTHER DESIGNERS HARD WORK WITHOUT, AT LEAST, THE COURTESY OF ACKNOWLEDGE THEM!

following what I wrote above I am adding this here, on the 3rd march, 1917:

I just got a message this morning from a nice lady called Lynette Williams, she found the original designer on Ravelry. I am very happy to say it is a free Ravelry download pattern so I havent infringed any designer’rights. This is the link to it : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/erigeneia

the designer is called: SILKE TERHORST, and the shawl  is called : ERIGENEIA  which  means “Early-born” and is an epithet to the greek goddess Eos – the goddess of the Dawn. How nice is that? I love the name and the story!

THANKS AGAIN LYNETTE!!!

Has the Emily  been a success? Can I imagine the blanket sitting in a corner of the parsonage? maybe yes or maybe no.  All I know is that has been a lovely journey and the blanket will always remind me of my trip to Haworth and how much I love the  Brontës sisters.

That is all, thank you for reading my blanket’s adventures, for been patient with what I believe, are quite pedestrian, and often sketchy pattern details. I will get better, I hope, with practice!

Happy crocheting!!!!

Lucia xx

 

 

 

 

14 Comments

  1. Trish Annie

    March 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Such a beautiful blanket! Thank you for the info and pattern details.

    1. admin

      March 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you Trish! I had the entry prepared last week but I didn’t like the picture indoor. Hopefully, there is all to replicate the blanket. Otherwise just get in touch xx

  2. Judy

    March 1, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I am loving your blankets but most of all I love the story of the journey of how it came to the finished project. I truly can’t believe you can make these in a month amazing. I do believe I am the slowest crocheter in the world. I can’t wait for the next one. After twelve months of blankets you can put it all into a book, that I will buy.

    1. admin

      March 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      That is so kind of you Judy, a book would be great fun!! I don’t know if I got the skills to produce it, but I can still dream about it !!!

  3. Irene

    March 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Truly stunning!!!! I love your blanket, many thanks for sharing so much info. I think you have inspired me to try something similar…….mmmmm wish me luck, I am fairly new to crochet!!
    Again, many thanks for sharing your beautiful blanket.

    1. admin

      March 1, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Great! even if you are very new to crochet, I am sure you can handle it, it is a very simple pattern and easy to memorize too. please let me see your progress and good luck!

  4. Ingeborg

    March 1, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you, Lucia, for the lovely Emily! The choice of colours and the pattern together give the blanket its specific character, which I find very convincing. There are innumerable blankets in the www but yours are quite unique. I am already curious about your next piece of art.

    1. admin

      March 1, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      thank you Ingeborg! I am working on what the next is going to be…I should be able to come up with an entry and some colors hopefully by the weekend

  5. Pamela

    March 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Wow your blanket looks amazing outside in the natural light. Well done!

  6. Sarah Welsby

    March 2, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Thank you Lucia – I was up early this morning ordering some wool …. your colour sense is fabulous, I am so glad that I found you!

    1. admin

      March 2, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Lovely Sarah, I am so pleased you like it! let me see yours when you are done! xxx

  7. PrettyPotato

    March 3, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    What a lovely blanket, I love the colours! I’m really glad you managed to find time redo your photos (I know lighting at this time of year is a nightmare), the photo of the blanket on the steps is my favourite!

  8. Ariella

    March 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    BEAUTIFUL BLANKED I LOVE THE COMBINATIONS OF COLORS

    CAN I ASK YOU A QUETION?
    are the terminology, signs are US or UK signs ?
    Its hard for me to see them, can you tell me them please?
    IF its US than you have just DOUBLE CROCHET and TRIPLE, am I right?

    Many thanks to your answer
    ARIELLA

    1. admin

      March 4, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      the pattern is written in (UK) BRITISH TERMINOLOGY . the best way is for you to search on the internet the UK terms against what you are used to and make a comparison.

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