Ballymoney Blanket CAL

We’re so excited to be launching our second Olann and Crochet-a-long.  We hope you’ll join us. The Ballymoney Blanket has been created for us by crochet designer Melanie Thomassian aka Wee Yarn.

Crocheted in double knitting yarn the blanket is made up of two different motifs which are joined together.  A border is worked around the blanket before it’s finished off with a pretty but practical picot edge.

Gather your Supplies

We’re going to be kicking off our Crochet-a-Long on Saturday 27th October which will give you a couple of weeks to gather your supplies. If you pop over to the pattern page and have a look you’ll see we’ve made our samples in Katia Basic Merino, but you can use any double knitting weight yarn.
If you choose to use a different thickness of yarn, just remember to alter your hook size accordingly.

Katia Basic Merino is a blend of 52% Merino Superwash and 48% Acrylic.  There are 120 metres/131 yards per 50g ball and it’s available in 50 different shades, with something for everyone including neutrals, pastels and brights.

Rosemary at The Constant Knitter in Dublin is also joining in with the Ballymoney Crochet-a-Long fun and is offering readers of Olann and a 10% discount on Katia’s Basic Merino if you’re taking part in the CAL.

Basic Merino usually costs €3.60 per 50g and you’ll need ten balls to make the baby blanket, but it will only cost you €3.24 per ball with the discount.

Be sure to mention the CAL.

For the CAL, we’ll open a chatter thread on our Ravelry board for you to sign up, share your yarn choices and discuss the pattern in more detail.

The CAL will officially begin on Saturday 27th October, but you can join anytime, just be sure to add an ‘I’m in’ in the Ravelry Chatter Thread.

You can crochet your Ballymoney Blanket in any yarn you choose.

About a week after the CAL launches, we’ll open a Finished Ballymoney Blanket thread for everyone to post photos of their completed shawls.

The Crochet-a-Long will close on December the 8th, so you’ll have six weeks to get your blanket made.

The good news is we’ll have prizes, which we’ll tell you a little more about on our next podcast – so be sure to tune in here!