Seashore Baby Blanket in Scheepjes Whirl

Posted by Amy | Posted in Crochet | Posted on 30-11-2018

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Scheepjes Whirl comes in sooooo many incredible colour combinations. Every member of staff could probably reel off a list of about 10 favourites. If you stop and look at them for longer than a couple of minutes you just keep spotting another one, oh and another one, that you can’t resist. With the addition of new shades too, well, let’s just increase that top 10 to top 15! If you love to knit or crochet shawls then this yarn is a dream come true. There are some amazing examples out there, including patterns from Scheepjes themselves.

Seashore Baby Blanket in Scheepjes Whirl

Sara is an avid shawl maker, both knitted and crocheted. With a ball of Whirl and a crochet hook in hand she fancied trying something else, a baby blanket. Enjoying the pretty pattern created by a shell stitch Sara came up with a one ball baby blanket. We decided on the name Seashore Baby Blanket to reflect the theme of the stitch pattern. This blanket pattern is available for free when you order a ball of Scheepjes Whirl from Black Sheep Wools.
Sara talks about making the blanket and shares her new colourway Popin Candy in the video below.

With the launch of 15 new shades of Whirl you really will be spoilt for choice when crocheting this blanket. The special edition shades are called the ‘Ombre’ collection. Each shade has a gradual gradient change from dark to light. Scheepjes do pick some stunning colour ways!

Scheepjes Whirl | Ombre Collection

Take a closer look at the Seashore baby blankets, including the one Black Sheep Lucy made for her friend in Scheepjes Whirl Peppermint Patty Cake. The pattern will be included in your parcel when you order a ball Scheepjes Whirl. If you are shopping in the Craft Barn ask at the till when you are purchasing your ball of Whirl.

Have you made a Seashore baby blanket? Share your photos on social media and don’t forget to tag us in your pic or use the hashtag #blacksheepwools.

Seashore Blanket in Scheepjes Whirl

Seashore Blanket in Scheepjes Whirl

The Latest Baby Blanket Patterns

Posted by Sara Mulvey | Posted in Sara's Blog | Posted on 20-03-2017

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Now you know I love a blanket and it appears I’m not the only one. Sirdar have launched some great new baby blanket designs for the Spring that make me want to find a baby to knit for! My absolute favourite is the Rabbit & the Bear Blanket (4759). Knitted in the smooch Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK, these are so great and they would make a perfect present.

There are always lots of designs for crocheted blankets but not so many knitted, well Sirdar are doing their best to change this. They have released one pattern with four completely different knitted baby blankets on them (4749). One features cables, the next is a leaf pattern another has a subtle diamond pattern on it, Last but not least is the square striped blanket, in fresh spring colours. A great design that would be perfect for a relatively new knitter too.

If you want a super easy blanket, take a look at pattern 4758. Knitted in the classic that is Sirdar Baby Crofter Dk, it shows off this yarn beautifully. It would be great to knit in the car (as long as you are not driving). No shaping, no counting – just perfect!

If these baby blanket patterns aren’t what you are looking for, then take a look at more of our latest arrivals from Sirdar.