I have recently got in to variegated yarn as I am not experienced enough at knitting to do actual Fairisle patterns but I like the look of it. So it seemed like a good solution. One of my Knitting Group buddies made a gorgeous pair of socks and they looked fab!
So, I started with a little hat, I am new to knitting in general and this was a very satisfying little make. Also a relief because I don’t like how the yarn looks when crocheted (and I have quite a few balls!)
Then I saw this pretty yarn by Hayfield on a trip to Hobbycraft so thought I’d give it a go! I got their pattern for the blankets and thought it would be good practice to do a whole blanket in stocking stitch, especially with the little border too. This was slightly more frustrating to knit up as the little ‘flowers’ don’t seem to match up perfectly, but looking at their own examples online and on the pattern it’s the same so maybe they’re not meant to! I like the overall effect nonetheless.
The colour way is very pretty and nice for a baby without being overly pink and girly! It’s a chunky weight yarn too so works up fairly fast and is brainless enough for me to take to my weekly knitting group ( no counting etc)
I think it has been a good intro to variegated yarns, hopefully I will have the confidence to try a pair of socks someday- maybe for next winter!