Over the last few weeks I have been playing around with a new palette of colours to make my Persian Tiles blanket. the shades have been inspired by my trip to Marrakesh back in July. I absolutely loved it there and found so much inspiration for colours and designs, so I am hoping that this recolour of an old design will not be the only project to come out as a result of my trip.
One of my first steps when I am creating a new colour palette or design idea is to make a Pinterest board. I love the way I can search images by topic and quickly put together a board, adding images in as I find them and moving things around until I can start to see clear inspiration. You can link to my Pinterest board by clicking on the image below:
I have chosen my yarn shades from the Stylecraft range of Special DK and and Life DK. Life DK is my preferred choice as it contains a percentage of wool which creates a nicer drape, but the shade palette is not vast, so to get the exact colour combo that I wanted I have mixed some of the pure acrylic yarns in too.
I have listed the colours I have used below in case you want to have a play around with them too. I am going to send the project to one of my ace team of crocheters to make, so I don't yet know the total yarn amounts used. Once the blanket is complete we will create a free yarn substitution document for you to download from the website - this is likely to be January rather than pre Christmas, so don't hold your breath!
Yarn shade palette:
Stylecraft Life DK:
French Blue (2447)
Cornish Blue (1841)
Vintage Peach (1836)
I have whittled my sampling down to 3 octagon motifs that I am happy with and will probably do a blanket layout similar to my Sandalwood one, but I haven't totally dismissed doing a more random layout, with each octagon different like Lucia's Eastern Jewels version.
If you fancy having a play around with any of my choice of yarn shades, or are inspired by my palette and images to find your own, do remember to tag us on social media so that we can see what you're up to!
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