Moody Blanket KAL 2017

kal-squaresThe Moody Blanket knit-along ran throughout 2017 with knitters creating a unique visual diary of their moods through knitted squares.

Each square of the blanket represents a week, with the colour for each day being chosen based on mood. Some squares are fairly plain and some are completely striped… it depends how consistent your mood is across the week!

Jem Weston - Moody Blanket

Although the KAL has now finished – the Moody Blanket pattern and planner are still available to purchase and you can start knitting yours whenever! It’s a nice project to start at the beginning of a new year and you can choose to knit the small version over approx 6 months or the large version over a year (48 weeks… to give you sewing up time!).

Jem Weston - Moody Blanket

Rooster have now discontinued Almerino DK (November 2017) so if you are starting a Moody Blanket now I would recommend choosing a different DK weight yarn. How much of each shade you use will depend on your moods so make sure you choose something that you will be able to buy more of throughout your Moody Blanket knitting.

I have limited stock of Rooster Almerino DK remaining – so if you started knitting your Moody Blanket in this yarn please make sure you have enough to complete the project

Rooster Almerino DK. Jem Weston shop

Rooster Almerino DK: £5 – shop now

You can purchase the Moody Blanket pattern via my Ravelry store including a planner which you can colour in throughout the year keep track of your moods.

Moody Blanket – pattern & planner: £4 – buy now

Small Moody Blanket finished size: approx 80cm x 120cm. Large Moody Blanket finished size: approx 120cm x 160cm.

Dye lots shouldn’t matter too much, but if you feel a difference in lots is noticeable and there isn’t enough of that lot to finish the stripe/day – I would recommend either starting the stripe/day with the new ball or working two rows in each dye lot until the old ball runs out so that the new dye lot blends with the old.

If you’re a new knitter and need a bit of help with the techniques used in the Moody Blanket – watch this vlog!
I have also filmed a vlog showing how I will be joining my Moody Blanket squares…