I’m very excited to be announcing the details of my new KAL for 2017!
The Moody Blanket will be a super cosy blanket and at the same time – a unique visual diary of your moods. Each square will represent a week and you will choose your colour for each day based on your mood. So some squares might be stripey and some plain – depending on how consistent your mood is throughout the week!
There are two lovely colourways to choose from – Moody Blues or Purple Haze. Each of the five colours has a little list of moods allocated to it and you can add to the lists if you’re in a mood that doesn’t fit. We will be using the beautiful Almerino DK by Rooster yarns which is a super soft and warm blend of Alpaca and Merino.
Starter packs are now available for pre-order over on my shop for £30. These will include the Moody Blanket pattern and one ball of each of the yummy shades to get you started. How much of each shade you use will depend on your moods so you will be able to purchase ‘top up’ packs with the shades you need throughout the year.
Starter packs will be posted out in December and the knit-along will begin on Monday 2nd January
You can choose to knit-along for six months and make a small Moody Blanket (approx 80cm x 120cm, using approx 22 x 50g balls), which would make a lovely sofa blanket. Or you can knit for a full year to make the large Moody Blanket (approx 120cm x 160cm, using approx 44 x 50g balls) which would sit nicely across a double bed to keep your toes toasty!
I will be knitting along with you throughout the year and you can chat with other Moody Blanket knitters and ask me questions over on my Ravelry group. I will also talk you through how to block, position and sew up your squares to create the finished blanket.
I can’t wait to see how everyone’s blankets look! Whatever mood we’re in – knitting is always comforting. I hope our Moody Blankets will help us spend more time thinking about how we feel and making sure we look after ourselves.
If you sign up for a Moody Blanket starter pack at Yarndale, you will receive free postage to the UK!