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  • The large and comforting Cecily blanket comprises garter-stitch squares worked together in strips. Once all seven strips have been knitted they are then joined together. The simple shape and stitch pattern provide a canvas for the stunning colour combinations, making them the focal point of this design. A co-ordinating i-cord edging is added for the final finishing touch. The pattern was inspired by an old magazine published by Rowan Yarns that featured a fascinating fictional character called Cecily. One image in particular has remained in Susan's mind: Cecily sits, knitting in hand, with her legs covered by a tartan blanket.

    Cecily is knitted using Susan Crawford Byre, a fingering weight yarn that is delightfully lofty and soft, created from a blend of Jacobs and Shetland fibres spun exclusively for us in a nearby Yorkshire mill. It is is shown here in using the following shades: Muscovy Duck, Glimpse of the Sea, Room of My Own, Plum Jam, Hidden Depths, Heather, Night Sky, Ragwort, Red Sky at Night, Fence Post, Rusty Tractor, Tannin, Jack '0' Lantern, Clay, Dungarees and Berry Picking.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Byre, 100% British wool, a unique blend of Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces, Fingering weight (400m / 436yds per 100g skein approx)

    2 skeins, shade Muscovy Duck
    2 skeins, shade Glimpse of the Sea
    2 skeins, shade Room of My Own
    2 skeins, shade Plum Jam
    2 skeins, shade Hidden Depths
    2 skeins, shade Heather
    2 skeins, shade Night Sky
    2 skeins, shade Ragwort
    2 skeins, shade Red Sky at Night
    2 skeins, shade Fence Post
    1 skein, shade Rusty Tractor
    1 skein, shade Tannin
    1 skein, shade Jack '0' Lantern
    1 skein, shade Clay
    1 skein, shade Dungarees
    1 skein, shade Berry Picking

    Suggested needles
    1 pair of 3.25 mm (US 3) needles or circular needle (60-80 cm / 24-32 in)
    set of 3.25 mm (US 3) DPNs

    28 sts and 51 rows = 10 cm / 4 in over garter stitch worked flat, without blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25 mm needles.

    3.25 mm (US 3) crochet hook, tapestry needle.

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