How To: Make a Lusciously Colorful Wooleater Blanket
Summer is almost here! I can feel it in the air here in New York; I can see it in the flip-flops and sunglasses of the overly-optimistic Brooklyn hipsters, I can smell it in the muddled mint for mojitos, I even got an invitation to a barbecue!
We're on, baby. Me and summer. I don't care if it's only April!
You can see why, despite the namechecking of a fiber more often associated with winter, Sarah London's Wooleater blanket pattern is calling out to me. It's so bright and happy, it screams summer! Plus, since it's a blanket, gauge is less of an issue - which means that it's super-simple to swap out the eponymous wool and use summer-friendly cotton or bamboo instead.
But that's not the only cool thing about this pattern.
Since the pattern is for individual squares, you don't have to lug around a massive amount of stuff if you want to head to the beach or pool - always an up-side during a season when everyone's on the go. And there's no fear of being smothered by a giant quilt, or a massive fall-sweater-in-progress - at least not when you're away from home (chez moi, there is always a giant quilt to be smothered by.)
And last but not least, crochet is super-fast compared to knitting - perfect for cranking out blankets for summer babies, or an extra throw for your (future) vacation house.
What are your summer craft plans? Let us know in the comments - and we'll give you a shoutout if we feature yours!