The idea was for a contemporary look, with colour pops in the neutral greys and browns that I bought in triplicate. It's a standing joke that my friend LOVES pinks and purples, and I'm not as keen. She hates blue (well navy really, I snuck in a greyish blue) but likes greys as neutrals. My most hated colour coral, is her favourite cycling jacket colour. I also tried to incorporate natural countryside colours as we both love the outdoors.
It all ended up with more pops of colours than greys! I have always loved using Stylecraft Special for throws but wanted to make another throw in natural fibres like my French Ripple, this time Drops Cotton Merino. Drops is the only natural yarn cost effective for large projects as far as I have been able to ascertain.
Sandra (of Cherry Heart) released her free pattern as a crochet a long or CAL in autumn 2015 to complete over 6 weeks, it took me a bit longer! I did manage to finish in time for her birthday in February, well a few days late. Unfortunately my tension went off at the end and it needed severe blocking, which my friend is very good as she is a superb lace shawl knitter.
I have been teased about my multi coloured blankets, and I think I have kept up my reputation with this one!