I have seen for a while now, a beautiful CAL that I wanted to take part in…one problem was that the instructions were in Dutch and I’m not a great Dutch speaking person haha. I could make out some words like lossen and was beginning to be able to read Dutch patterns and try to work from the pictures (which is also not one of my biggest strengths). The good news is, that the entire pattern is being translated! Whoop, we love you guys! Haha. So far the first 10 parts have been translated with the rest still in process. But I have worked up to round 11 on the first part so far.
I’ve gone for a neutral look with this one (although there is a giant flower in the middle). I changed the first 8 rounds to my own pattern, that I used from inspiration of another and then started with round 9 of the pattern.
I am now using worsted weight yarn (I feel like a big girl now, as I’ve only ever used DK). The beige round is two strands of dk as I didn’t have the right weight when I first started but that is fine and its roughly working up to a worsted size. It is thick though so this is definitely a winter blanket.
Here are rounds 1-11
I have continued with thus Dutch CAL for a few more rounds (but I did this a while ago now, just never updated). After these last round had been added, this beauty measured around 19×19″ and is as lusciously thick as ever before. I will be continuing with this and many other blankets throughout the year (probably along with more new ones, bad me! Haha) and will aim to update as often as possible….or as often as u remember hahaha
I have begun on the next part already and will post when done. I’m so in love with this pattern.
I just loved doing the ‘twister’ round on week 7 of this pattern. Its just so twisty and has such texture. As its obvious, I’ve now completed the next stage of the great CAL. The little beauty is growing and there are so many different stitches and techniques going on that its easy to stay (for me at least) more focused and not get bored Haha
The colours of these last three rounds are light brown/beige, dark brown and for the final round light brown/beige.
Wooo! Here’s week 8 (or what would have been week 8) of the Dutch CAL. This weeks round have all been done in cream, with all simple stitches used….I say that hahaha as I make a stitch count mistake in the last round of week 7. I ended up with 20, yes 20, less stitches than I should have all because I missed every ‘third’ stitch which was slightly hidden on the twists. No matter, I was able to rectify this by working two stitches into every third stitch, except for the middle stitch in each side, so that section worked had one stitch in the five stitches there as did each before and after corner section…..oh well, it sounds complicated but really it wasn’t, just a little extra counting.
This little beauty is now measuring 32″.
I swear it lays flat and straight, its just a little more difficult to smooth out every time I finish a part haha.
Not the best photo and doesn’t show to well bit it’s there and that also sits properly if I have the patience to smooth it out.
Its so warm and chunky and lovely…I can’t wait to do some more.