Pink and Purple Sunbursts
I've made lots of sunburst blankets in the past but this one has attracted a lot of interest, everyone seems to love pinks and purples!!
I've had lots of requests for the details so here they are. I used Priscilla Hewitt's fabulous Sunburst square pattern (not to be confused with a starburst pattern which is something very slightly different I'm told). I love this pattern and have been using it for at least 15yrs or more! You can find the pattern link here:
My customer wanted a pink and purple combo so I put together these lovely colours - Stylecraft Special DK in Clematis and Fuschia Purple, Cygnet Grousemoor DK in Mulberry and Cygnet DK in Pink, Candyfloss, and Light Mauve. Then we needed to decide on a joining colour. We discussed Parchment and White but settled with Stylecraft Special DK in Mushroom which has a very slight pink hue to it so goes perfectly with this combo......plus I hadn't had a chance to use this shade yet and was dying to!!
I used a 4mm hook and made 48 sunbursts in total which would give me a 70x90cm blanket including the border/edging. Remember though that tension varies from person to person. I then joined the sunbursts using the continuous join as you go method. I learnt this from a pattern I bought from Cypress Textiles a few years back but if you do an internet search you'll find several good tutorials. It's such a quick method and the best bit is hardly any ends to sew in.
For the border I did a few rounds continuing in granny stitch to get it to the size I wanted and then finished with Attic 24's bobble shell edging. I think this style of blanket suits all sorts of edgings. My customer wanted something quite simple and the bobble shell edging is a great non fussy option that still gives the blanket a nice finish
If you decide to make a blanket just like mine don't forget to reference Priscilla's and Lucy's fab patterns. It's always nice to get a mention for the inspiration too :)