I am really feeling the need to crochet myself a stripy cotton blanket. My friend Anna has made a few over the years I've known her, and they always feel so soft and lovely. I'm a bit of a cheapo and usually go for the acrylic yarn... but the time has come - I must make a cotton blanket! And it must be stripy! Stripes in cotton yarn just seem to work so perfectly.
So... I am thinking of some colour ideas, based on yarn I've found online. I wanted to do bluey colours - but I thought of perhaps adding some richness and warmth with a cherry colour:
What do you think? Or... I remove the cherry:
Next to each other for comparison:
I can't decide - they both have their plus points. Let me know what you think!
For either option I might change the order of the stripes - for example, colours 2 in a different order:
Or I could go with random stripes. (Well, when I say random - they order of the colours would jiggle about through the blanket - but they would be carefully planned and charted before I start!)
Anyway... the order doesn't really matter, I'm getting carried away - it's more the colour choice at this point.
So, what do you think - 1 or 2?!