Mirage Blanket by Amanda Perkins

Mirage Blanket

September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
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Mirage is a re-make of a quilt I made in the 1990’s, called Reflection of a Mirage.
Which was originally inspired by historical Turkish/Islamic city maps.
The centre panel of the blanket depicts the reflection of a desert city, I can’t remember why there was a reflection, but as I love the way the shapes fit together I decided to stick to the original name and design.

The base colour is turquoise and fits into the rainbow as a replacement for blue, for me turquoise is the colour of the Mediterranean and works nicely with orange which is the colour used in Persian carpets, which also form part of the inspiration.

Mirage measure 135 x 135 cm (53 x 53 inches) square.

Crochet hook in size 4mm

DK (240 to 250 metres per 100 gms) wool yarn

Yarn’s recommended for the blanket
UK Independent dyers/spinners
John Arbon Textiles - Knit by Numbers DK

Worldwide commercial brands
Cascade 220 Sport,
Fyberspates Vivacious DK
Yarn Stories - Merino DK, Merino/Alpaca DK,
Knit Picks – Wool of the Andes Sport

You can use oddments and leftovers from other projects

You can find my Rainbow Crocheted Blankets Book for sale in my website shop - HERE