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Mosaic Sampler Afghan by Daisyknots in Drops Alaska (78 balls)

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Mosaic Sampler Afghan by Daisyknots in Drops Alaska (78 balls)

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DesignerDaisyknots (Moira Douglas)
Brand NameDrops
DisciplineCrochet
Material TypeWool
ShapeBlanket Kit
DepartmentKnit & Crochet
Product TypePacks

Mosaic Sampler Afghan by Daisyknots in Drops Alaska (78 balls) - Product Description

'When I first saw mosaic crochet I was immediately struck by how dense the fabric was and how it resembled more of a chunky knit or woven fabric. After creating a sample of the wonderful apache tears and realizing how easy and rewarding it was to work, I was hooked. So much so that I challenged myself to create my own patterns and the Mosaic Sampler CAL was born.

The name comes from the embroidery samplers that Victorian ladies used to make. When I was designing the different patterns, and fitting them together I did feel a bit like those ladies of yesteryear, but instead of using a needle and thread I was using a hook and yarn and just like in their samplers not all the patterns worked, a couple of them had to be taken back and reworked.

I gave myself a 12 stitch and 12 row grid to work with when designing the patterns and I used Drops Alaska which is a wool yarn as I like the way that wool felts naturally with wear over time. As the patterns are designed in a 12 x 12 grid it is very easy to make the blanket larger, just make sure you extend in multiples of 12.

I wanted my afghan to have a light, contemporary feel, so I chose to use an off white colour as the base with contrasting colours of two dark, three medium and one colour that would pop, giving me a total of seven colours. Patterns one, three, five and seven use all seven colours and patterns two, four and six use only three colours alongside the base white. You can choose to use my colour scheme or create your own one as each pattern has two charts, one which is the same colour way as my afghan and one which is in black and white and into which you can insert your own colour way by using paints or felt pens.'

The CAL uses the following in Drops Alaska:

37 x Off White (02)

10 x Fog Mix (62)

3 x Wheat (61)

12 x Mustard (58)

3 x Dark Brown Mix (50)

3 x Light Brown Mix (49)

12 x Dark Grey Mix (05)

Please note: There is no printed pattern included in this pack. The pattern can be found on Daisyknots blog here.

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