the spaces in between

One of the things I've enjoyed about some of the granny square projects I've made over the last couple of years is the simple, almost hidden patterns that the little corner spaces make as they gently criss-cross the blanket. For a long time now I've wanted to devise a block pattern that would replicate this design but without the distraction of using several different colours.

Today I found myself with a little time and spent a happy few hours playing with some spare yarn, seeing what I could do. It took me a while to work out how to do 'join-as-you-go' without chain spaces, but I did it, and I'm really pleased with the result. If you screw up your eyes and squint you can see the diagonal pattern created by the corner holes beginning to emerge. My plan is to make a lovely soft, big blanket in a cotton mix yarn, but I can't decide whether to do it in a soft duck-egg blue or plain and simple white... a lovely decision to make.

11 comments:

marigold jam said...

Ooh duck egg blue for me! Sometimes just using the one colour allows the pattern to show through in a way that isn't possible with too many colours being used. Lovely - can't wait to see which colour you decide on and to see it progressing.

JAne

Gigibird said...

I fear white is asking for trouble but of course it would look very chic.

Jane said...

Think I'm with duck egg blue, too, Sue

A Time to Dance said...

This makes me even more excited about my lesson on Friday ... I would go for duck egg blue if you have time on Friday I can take you to wool heaven, a mill shop that sells rowan Debbie bliss louis Harding plus organic yarns half price it's only ten minutes from salts

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

so just this afternoon i am on you tube trying to learn how to crochet a granny square...was confused so went into blogland and ....here i see THIS!!!!

i want to make a blanket so bad...

i wish you were here to help me
:-{

i'll keep pluggin' along

oh, i can't decide either...the white or the duck egg blue...hhmmmm

kary

Gilly said...

I love that pattern emerging. Life can surprise one that way!

Duck egg blue - white will get grubby. So speaks your mother!!

Gina said...

Whichever colour you decide it will be beautiful.

elsy said...

duck egg for me to....will look wonderful

JP said...

love the pattern - duck egg blue gets my vote

vintagerockchick said...

Personally, I'd go for a yarn that matches the colour of your toe nails - but then I don't do subtle!

Elizabeth said...

I'm making a white blanket of knitted squares with the pattern coming from the placement of the plain, white squares. I've been wanting to make a plain white blanket for a while - I'll look forward to seeing your duck egg blue or white develop.