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Anastasia

 

Time for something different?

Hexagons!

I do love a challenge, and felt I wanted something to test my design skills a little more.

Anastasia is an old Greek name, and that of an ancient saint, the patron saint of weavers!

Maybe the most famous person with this name was the youngest daughter of the last Tsar or Emperor of Russia.

The name Anastasia means resurrection or one who will be reborn.

I started this design just after my Mother passed away, and when the name kept popping in to my head, I just had to look up its’ meaning.

It seemed perfect to me to design something that would symbolise that life, love, and hope all continue long after we are gone.

And so, I named each of the pieces in the spirit of life, love, and hope.

 

♥  Sparkle

May you always allow your creativity to shine.

 

♥  Cherish

Love and enjoy each, and every moment of life.

 

♥  Panache

Live life with flair, enthusiasm, and confidence.

 

♥  Pizzazz

Allow your vitality to show in everything you do.

I started to design these hexagons, without thinking how I was going to make the sides straight!

Well, I did battle with three or four different ideas for triangles, and there was way too much frogging for my liking.

And then like a bolt from the blue, the idea of making infills popped into my head.

I now know why there are very few hexagon designs with straight sides!!
But I got there in the end.

I worked with my favourite yarn Stylecraft Special Double Knitting, and my trusty Clover Amour 4mm hook.

Anastasia is available as a paid pdf download in

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The finished size of the blanket is 54 inches x 71 inches / 137cm x 180cm, that sits perfectly on the top of a UK double bed, or gives a lovely drape over the sides of a single bed.

Here are the colours I used:

Colour 1  Clematis  x 2  590m/644yd
Colour 2  Wisteria   x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 3  Bluebell   x 2  590m/644yd
Colour 4  Lobelia    x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 5  Silver       x 9  2655m/2898yd

Total 19 x 100g balls – 5605m/6118yd

I had some left of each colour, but do be aware that if your working tension is looser than mine you may need extra yarn.

There are no yarn packs available, but you can purchase the same yarn or choose your own colours, from Woolwarehouse or Deramores.

Using these affiliate links costs you nothing, but does earn me, as a designer, a very small commission, thank you for your support.

For Aran/Worsted weight yarn and a 5/5.5mm hook I suggest an increase of 25% for each colour, or total of 7006m/7650yd
Obviously in Aran/Worsted weight yarn, and with a larger hook, you will have a much larger blanket.

Or another option, would be to make more hexagons, and have 5 columns rather than the three that I have done, again you would obviously need more yarn for that option.

There is lots of texture within the stitches, and the design is a very dense, warm and snuggly blanket.

♥ Here are some other gorgeous colour schemes.

Ineke used Stylecraft Special Dk in beautiful autumnal colours.
Colour 1  Gold      x 2  590m/644yd
Colour 2  Lime      x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 3  Copper   x 2  590m/644yd
Colour 4  Brown    x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 5  Mustard  x 9  2655m/2898yd

Total 19 x 100g balls – 5605m/6118yd

There are no yarn packs available, but you can purchase the same yarn or choose your own colours, from Woolwarehouse or Deramores.

Using these affiliate links costs you nothing, but does earn me, as a designer, a very small commission, thank you for your support.

And here are the famous “Happy ” colours

Colour 1  Sunshine       x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 2  Jaffa              x 4  1180m/1291yd
Colour 3  Wisteria        x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 4  Empire          x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 5  Emperor        x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 6  Bright Green  x 2 590m/644yd
Colour 7  Bright Pink    x 2 590m/644yd

Total 20 x 100g balls – 5900m/6452y

Anastasia-Happy-colour-scheme pdf Download

And Terena’s beautiful soft summer colours, also Stylecraft Special Dk.

Colour 1  Fuchsia Purple    x 2  590m/644yd
Colour 2  Boysenberry       x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 3  Cloud Blue         x 2  590m/644yd
Colour 4  Lapis                 x 3  885m/966yd
Colour 5  Cream               x 9  2655m/2898yd

Total 19 x 100g balls – 5605m/6118yd

There are no yarn packs available, but you can purchase the same yarn or choose your own colours, from Woolwarehouse or Deramores.

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1 review for Anastasia

  1. Julie Irwin

    A fantastic pattern easy to do if you need to carry your work around as it is mostly in sections. really enjoyed making this and the finished result is fantastic

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