Saturday, 19 August 2017

The Bakewell Blanket


Hi everyone :) We have a new pattern to share with you - YAY :D 

Lots of you will have seen this blanket in various stages of progress on Instgram or Facebook... but here we are, the final thing ready for you all to use. It's so exciting! The pattern is free, and you're very welcome to pass it on to anyone you think might enjoy it too. A massive thank you must go to all the lovely people who have tested the pattern and given invaluable feedback - thank you so much!

Now, having said this is the "final thing", if you have any problems when you're using the pattern, we would love to have your feedback, and if we see a common theme occurring in where people are getting stuck we will update the pattern. 

This pattern came to life when we ordered some Scheepjes whirls (Laurelin of 'Snufflebean Yarn' is our go-to for whirls), and I couldn't find a pattern I really wanted to make... and if you've bought any whirls or other beautiful gradient yarn you'll know that it's sooo pretty you have to find something special to use it for, otherwise you decide it's best to keep it just to gaze at! So after faffing around for a bit, this happened:















And after some very kind feedback I started using this pattern with the Lavenderlicious whirl :) I didn't find it the easiest yarn to start with... if you're using it for the first time and you feel like throwing it out of the window, I get you! But keep going, I absolutely love the yarn now (I'm already plotting which one to buy next). 





This is the first ever Bakewell Blanket in all it's lovely purple glory:




And once that was done, I immediately started on the next! This time with a Strawberries & Scream whirl:












Haven't quite finished this one yet, but it goes with me into central London most days and make an appearance on the District Line commute!!

As you can hopefully see from the first two pics, this pattern works just as well in a solid colour, and will work well in any weight of yarn - just follow the manufacturer's guide for which size hook to use and you're good to go :)

We really hope you will enjoy using this pattern - it's definitely been fun creating it!

Jen & Chlo 

xx

The Bakewell Blanket Pattern

48 comments:

  1. What a lovely pattern ladies - thank you so much for designing and sharing it! ��

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    1. That's an absolute pleasure. Hope you enjoy making it x

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    2. Thank you ever so much. I am working on the Dragon Belly at the moment. Soon as I finish and new whirls arrive, I am going to get on this pattern! Yay!

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    3. Hello, I tried to find pattern, but it only show pictures of afghan.

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    4. It's just above where it says Share! Click on The Bakewell Blanket Pattern!

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  2. Thank you for this pattern - I've been waiting after seeing this on Instagram.... I still haven't typed up what I may with my whirls! Now to decide a solid mustard or another whirl (how big is it with a whirl?) Thank you again, Very kind, Vicki

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    1. Thankyou so much. It works out about 70cm square with a whirl depending on your tension. Hope you have fun making it with whatever you choose Xx

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  3. Wow, this looks magnificent. I have a few whirls to choose from. I think this could be modified to make a shawl?

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  4. Hi thank you for thos pattern it is lovely. The only problem I had was at the start of the repeats. I had to work out where I was on the repeat in each row. Once I had done this I was fine. I have made a chart which made it easier for me as I am a visual person. If you would like me to send you it just let me know and I will email it 🙂

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    1. I would love thisbif possible as I am a visual person too and I am struggling! Xx

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    3. If you could share that would be amazing, I'm stuck on the repeats as well..

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    4. I’m pretty new to this too and would love some help with the repeat! Tia x

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    5. If any of you guys are still needing help, please can you contact us via one of the methods mentioned in the pattern? Thanks

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    6. Hi Hannah Rose could you also send me your visual as I am still struggling, cheers Jo

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    7. Hi Hannah! It may be too late but if you still have the chart for the Bakewell please send it my way settleking at gmail dot com. I'm a bit lost.

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    8. HannahRose, I need a visual as well please!!

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    9. Are you able to send that to me as well? I’m stuck at this point :(

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    10. Thank you for your generous offer. I am struggling big time with this pattern . If you could send it to alisoned@westnet.com.au I would be grateful :)

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    11. I would love a copy of your chart if it is still available.
      jillbaxter@digis.net. Thanks so much!

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    12. Hi could i have a copy as well please i just cant understand the repeat ...lisakingy@yahoo.co.uk thanks

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    13. Hi Hannah

      Are you able to send me a picture of your chart ?
      Lisateles2@gmail.com

      Many thanks

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    14. Hi Hannah, do you still have that chart available? I would be interested! Thanks ;)

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    15. If you could send me the chart that would be great as well :)
      dawn.elizabeth.chawsky@gmail.com

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    16. Hannah, I don't know if you still check this board or not but if younstill have your chart for the repeats, I'd love it!
      I keep getting lost onbthem!
      amelia.agent57@gmail.com
      Thank you!!

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    17. I would love a copy of the chart, too! charrison27@yahoo.com Thank you!

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    18. Would you be able to send it to brash313@gmail.com —- the written pattern is too confusing and I’m stuck :( thanks in advance

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  5. What a beautiful pattern-and I really want to make it! I may just be missing it, but I don't see anything that tells how much yarn this blanket takes. I'm in the U.S. and would need to figure out what yarn and how many skeins needed. Thank you for this awesome pattern and in advance for your help!

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  6. Thank you! So kind. I love it. With a little more of a practice i will give it a shot!

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  7. Hi there. I love the look of this pattern, but I confess I am having trouble with round 9. Would it be possible for you to walk through that round for me and then I think I will have it down pat. Thanks so much for your help.
    Cheers
    Joyce :)

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    1. I'm having the same trouble, does row 9 start mid repeat?? Very confused!

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    2. I’m struggling with the repeat also.

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    3. Hi - if you’re still needing help with the pattern could you please contact us via one of the ways mentioned at the top of the pattern? Thank you!

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  8. I have the same question..what weight yarn, how many yarns abd what size hook ??

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    1. Hello, this pattern works with pretty much any type of yarn, I have used DK with a 4mm hook or sport weight with a 3.5mm hook, but just choose whatever hook the band on the yarn recommends x

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  10. I have just printed up this pattern and adore it!! However, I can find where it says how much yarn to use and what size needle?? Please help so that I may start on this beautiful creation!!

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    1. Hi Lynda, it’s up to you really - the pattern works with any type of yarn and you can use whatever size hook is recommended on the yarn band. I have previously used 1 Scheepjes whirl with a 3.5 hook (makes a 75cm ish blanket) or 4 balls of DK with a 4mm hook, which made a slightly larger blanket. X

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  11. Unfortunately the creators of this blog don't seem to be replying to posts any longer! It's a shame. If I were you I'd find another pattern, you won't find the support needed via this blog!!

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  12. If you need to contact them for support see below!
    Try contacting them as they request then you might get an answer

    Jen and Chlo Crochet16 March 2018 at 03:20
    Hi - if you’re still needing help with the pattern could you please contact us via one of the ways mentioned at the top of the pattern? Thank you!

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  13. What a lovely design. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It's wonderful to see how famous it has become!

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  14. I must be blind as a bat!
    I for the life of me can't find the hook size used!

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  16. I am having a real problem with Round 7 - Round 6 ended perfectly but my 1st not the 2nd goes into the chain 1 space from round 6. Any help would be appreciated!

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  18. This pattern was not written very well at all. Row 9 is extremely confusing. It says to follow row 5 but how can you when the numbers are off. I don’t get it.

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