The Kaleidoscope Blanket by Catherine Bligh

The Kaleidoscope Blanket

November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
7500 - 8050 yards (6858 - 7361 m)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Kaleidoscope blanket ran as a free CAL beginning 3rd January 2020, with parts available fortnightly.

The CAL is now finished and all parts are available to download.

The Kaleidoscope blanket is a beautiful geometric design, inspired by a quilt pattern and created using triangles, squares and octagons. Colourwork helps create a really stunning effect, combining flat stitches with post stitches and popcorns to mimic the effect of printed fabrics in a pieced patchwork quilt.

It’s an ambitious project, but the end product is a beautiful, unique heirloom blanket that’s full of rich texture and colour.

It measures 63”/157cm across at the widest point, perfect for the top of a double bed.

There are three official colourways to choose from, all in Stylecraft Special DK, with each creating a wholly different effect. Jewellery Box takes inspiration from rich jewel colours, a striking contrast against the white; Old Rose is a more vintage floral colourway; and Tequila Sunrise is bold and warm, named for the colours in the classic cocktail.

The pattern is written in US terms, and includes plenty of pictures and diagrams to help you along.

It’s not a project for a novice, but it’s absolutely suitable for somebody who wants to try colourwork for the first time. There are lots of pictures to help with the written instructions.

For more information, please visit my blog.

Also now available in UK terms, German, French, Dutch, Persian and Arabic - and as a chart!
UK terms by Kathy Patching
Dutch translation by Simone Ypkemeule
German translation by Anna Maas (parts 0-10) and Katharina Brandes (parts 11-13)
French translation by Johanne Rousseau
Persian translation by Maryam Zargar
Arabic translation by Marian Zakhary
Charts by Cynthia Welch

English video tutorials by Trisha McKibbon.
Turkish video tutorials by Songül Tekin

This pattern is free for personal use, but please don’t republish it elsewhere, claim it as your own, or sell it in any form. You’re free to sell the finished item, as long as you don’t claim credit for the design :)