I started out making a giant granny blanket for my six year old daughter at the start of the school holidays. I wasn’t hooking intentionally in the beginning, just busting some stash and enjoying the colour changes very much. Experimenting with white was fun too, as it’s not a colour I often work with. I only began thinking in terms of a blanket as it grew, and although I was a little daunted by the time and money involved, I started to aim for a double bed throw.
Unfortunately, it started to twist really badly, because I hadn’t known to flip it. Flipping is working RS/WS alternately to avoid the twist – thank you Google and Fluffy Pink Unicorn!
I attempted to knock the twist out of it by blocking it on my yoga mat with quilting pins and water spray. After some time I managed to work it square.
I left it for 24 hours and with high hopes, started flipping. Two rows in the twist was back. Gutted! You really need to flip from the start, not least because it creates a slight ridge, which is not at all unattractive but was not then consistent with previous rows. What to do?!
Fortunately I remembered seeing a picture of a wrap-around granny square cushion cover on Instagram, and managed to track it down. I was directed to a brief tutorial by The Patchwork Heart, and my blanket changed direction 🙂
It’s so colourful, it just makes me smile – and my daughter is delighted with it 😊 I think I even prefer the back to the front.
A happy solution to a project gone wrong!