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The Late Summer Sunsets Blanket

By Amy Sosbe 4 years ago

With the exciting launch of Go-To DK, a new yarn range stocked exclusively here at The Knitting Network, we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite crafters and bloggers to create some beautiful new patterns for you!

Celebrating the excellent colour range and quality of Go-To DK, we’ve got some tantalising and super fun projects that we’ll be revealing over the next few months. We’re starting off with the wonderful Eleonora Tully, from the Coastal Crochet blog and designer of the wonderful and ever popular Changing Tides and Seaside Stash Busting blankets. She’s created the loveliest blanket using Go-To DK, inspired by the sea and has called it the ‘Late Summer Sunsets Blanket’. We love the name and love the blanket even more!

To find out a little bit more about Eleonora and the inspiration behind the blanket, we had a little chat with her, which you can read below. Here's a stunning photograph of the finished blanket taken by Eleonora on the beach at her home on the south east coast, with the beautiful setting sun behind.

What inspired the design of the blanket?

Living by the sea on the south coast of England, I am so often inspired by coastal colours and the sunsets are no exception! From early spring and through the summer months the sun sets over the land to the west of where we live. Then from September, through winter and into early spring we enjoy sunsets over the sea. Having those stunning sea sunsets is one of the things which helps ease us into autumn and winter after those summer months! So the name 'Late Summer Sunsets' sprang to mind - to celebrate those evenings in late summer when the sun finally sets over the sea once more! And when I had a wide range of colours to try from the new yarn Go-To DK, I was drawn to those sunsets colours and the stitches in this blanket reflect those sea sun sets!

Where is your favourite place to craft?

One of the things I love most about crochet is that it’s so portable and it’s something I can take with me and do anywhere. And my hooks and yarn really do come everywhere with me! Adding a few rows or rounds to a crochet project when I’m away from home adds something special with memories of places entwined with those stitches.

What is your favourite season?

I’m a lover of all seasons! I love the transition between them and how unique they each are. The cold winters and dark evenings make me really appreciate those long summer evenings but I also love the thought of cold winter walks and then coming home to cosy up with a hot chocolate and snuggle under a crocheted blanket! I’ve really appreciated the colours of autumn in recent years and as I’ve mentioned, we’re treated to those amazing sunsets over the sea. But if I had to choose one, then maybe spring... when nature springs to life and the flowers cling to our local cliff tops. That’s exceptionally beautiful!

What did you like most about Go-To DK?

It was a pleasure to crochet with and the range of colours really helped to inspire the ‘Late Summer Sunsets’ design. I love that it’s so hard wearing and crocheting a blanket with it means it will survive all the usage a crocheted blanket enjoys!

We hope you love the blanket as much as we do, and we look forward to revealing more projects very soon! Eleonora has written a wonderful blog post all about the blanket and shared a few more pictures here.

You can buy the Late Summer Sunsets Blanket Pack for only £15.99 and if you’d like to buy Go-To DK separately, you can find all the different shades here.

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