The Lurdy Blanket

Great mix and compilation/completion.

Northern Lace

When I was still living on Flotta, the island heritage centre was being
planned. It consists of a typical Orkney
house and byre, and the plan was to make the house as it would have been during
WWII, when there were so many servicemen stationed on the island. The byre was to be a museum.

The house still had box beds, and the craft group decided it would be
nice to make squares for a blanket for one of the beds. At one time most beds had this sort of cover,
made from either scraps of fabric or from ends of wool.

It was decided that our blanket would be made up from 4″ squares,
in all shades of blue and green. The
knitted square was done diagonally so that tension or yearn weight would not
matter. The yarns used were all Shetland
wool, 4 ply and DK from both…

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