Monday, 13 January 2014

Throw alike

During the summer of 2013 Helena appeared at Hookery with a brightly coloured picture of a pattern for a throw.  The gauntlet had been thrown into the playing field and, of course, we rose to the challenge.  The original pattern came from Let's Knit and can be seen here in lovely shades of sea blues:

Helena's super chunky yarn version, completely made from scraps of wool, looked like this, and it could be known as 'Tanzania' as it went out to Hombolo in October 2013

Queen Niqi created Pebbles for herself and Violette as a Christmas present, both in double knitting. Although Pebbles has been appropriated by Ann & Blanco!  Blanco is trying to be incognito at the bottom of the left-hand picture ....

Then my own chunky seasonally-coloured version, Noelle, appeared in time for Christmas.  Noelle measures 5ft X 4.5ft and is really snug and warm.  Looking at this photo, I think it could do with a bit of technical 'blocking' to get it onto the straight (if not the narrow!).

This was followed by Slane in wonderful shades of red, turquoise, cream and black and was crocheted using double knitting and lives with my friend in the midst of the scenic Mourne Mountains, County Down.  This friend would love to be a Hookit but distance determines that she can't really join our group.

And now Muted Mania is on the hook, ably assisted by a young feline who loves wool of all descriptions, textures and colours and who is, allegedly, testing the Tog rating of the throw in this pic!

And all from the same pattern - how creative!


  1. I found the pattern via your link - but how much yarn is needed? and what weight is it [DK, 4ply?] thanks x

    1. Hello Angela

      I think that the pattern was originally for double knitting and it said to allow 100g of each of four colours. ..... The amount of yarn will depend on the wool type used and your crochet tension. Allowing for a little more than you need would probably be best.

      You can use any yarn you like (we all did) but the chunkier the wool the bigger the overall blanket. As for the amount of wool, I would go for 200g of each colour and then use what is left (if any) for small projects, or another blanket/cushion cover in the same colours but a different style. Or just use what's left to make a wider border for the throw?

      Hope this helps.

  2. If anyone 'out there' does crochet their own version of 'Oceania' then you must give it your own name following our trend, a local association/colour scheme for example, and send through a pic (with the name) to go on the blog with all of the others.