The original Arcadia was a retreat in the Peloponnese Mountains of ancient Greece.
It was considered a place of great beauty and pastoral repose.
A place of rustic innocence and simple, quiet pleasure.
A poetic shaped space associated with bountiful natural splendour and harmony.
A haven for wood nymphs and other beings to play on Earth.
The simplicity of the shapes and stitches within Arcadia reflect the innocence to be gained from quietly observing the beauty all around us.
Arcadia is a beautiful new blanket which can be made as a baby size or full size blanket.
For the baby size you will stop at the end of round 59.
Using Double knit yarn and a 4mm hook this will give you a finished size of approx. 37 inches/ 94 cm square.
You will need approx. 1500 meters/1650 yards for the Baby size.
The full size blanket will give you a finished size of 59 inches/ 150 cm square, again with Double knit yarn and a 4mm hook.
There are two yarn packs available, both are Stylecraft Special Double Knitting and I recommend a 4mm/G hook.
Both of these yarn packs are for the full size blanket.
Arcadia Winter Yarn pack includes:
Silver x 6, White x 2, Candyfloss x 2, Lipstick x 2, Claret x 3.
Total 15 x 100g balls. 4425 meters/ 4830 yards.
If you choose to go your own way with colour, depending on how many colours you use, you will need a minimum of 3775 meters/ 4120 yards for Double knit weight yarn and approx. 20 to 25% more if you use Worsted/Aran weight yarn with a 5mm hook.
Arcadia is available as a paid pdf download in
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Here are some of the gorgeous examples made by my wonderful testing team, showing both their Baby and Full size blankets.
You can find all the details of the yarn and colours they used by following the link to their Ravelry project pages.
Becky’s Ravelry project page
Ineke’s Ravelry project page
Mellissa’s Ravelry project page
Sherrie’s Ravelry project page
Eva’s Ravelry project page
Danielle’s Ravelry project page
Jane’s Ravelry project page.
Terena’s Ravelry project page
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