Lily’s Magnificent Masterpiece

You may remember a few months back, I shared my dear friend Lily’s Indiana Afghan, designed by Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir. It was my June crochet Crush. You can read all about it here.
It’s with great honour and excitement that I can now share her finished, jaw dropping, breathtaking, masterpiece with you.

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Isn’t it just the cherry on the cake.
I’m totally blown away by her talent and her eye for colour.
Lily really doesn’t miss a trick when it comes to putting colours together, I’m truly in awe of her.
If her Indiana blows you away, as it does me, you should see her Havana.
Havana is by the same designer as Indiana, one of my favourite designers, Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir.
If you haven’t seen Tinna’s outstanding blankets, you’re missing out because they are just the triple WOW factor.
You can find all Tinna’s patterns on her website here or on Ravelry here.

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Lily started the Indiana primarily because she wanted to carry a yarn cake for her trips aboard for work.
Her genius idea of using yarn cakes, alternating from the outside of the cake to the centre of the cake, just works amazingly.
These yarn cakes, are easy to work with and has a subtle colour change.  It’s a beauty that’s for sure and it’s often on offer so it won’t break the bank as many other yarn cakes will.
Don’t let the price fool you though, as it’s great quality and the colours are to die for.

Lily used, Hobbii Twister yarn Cakes, in the colours:
* Number 8, Powder Pastels.
* Number 9, Berry Sorbet.
And Twister Solid for the border.
* 108, Light Purple.
* 109, Light Rose.

She started with both ends of #9 (Sorbet Berry)
Continued with Cake #8 (Powder Pastel)
The flow from #8 to #9 was a gradual bluish transition.
At one point, She had some left of #9 of the 1st cake and started mixing with 2nd cake using #8 colourway.
To ensure a smooth flow, Lily started from the middle of the 3rd cake using #9 colourway. It was risky but also very adventurous as the colours unfold and it worked a treat.

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The total amount of yarn cakes used were –
1 Light Purple Twister Solid (108)
1 Light Rose, Twister Solid (109)
3 109 Hobbii Twister
3 108 Hobbii Twister

At an overall cost of £147.00 (not sale prices)

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Lily’s Indiana measures 117cm X 144cm.

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She made a few very small modifications to the pattern.
In between patterns, she Single Crocheted (SC) 9 rows instead of 12 rows stated in the pattern. She also didn’t do the Single Crochet (SC) in back loop on these rows to create more texture so each pattern looks more prominent. It worked and looks fantastic.

 

Lilly worked the border pattern on front and back instead of doing a plain back.
Lily said
“I had to adjust the stitches at round 3 such that it is in (multiples of 12) + 5. My count was still incorrect after adjusting so I just added or reduced the stitiches so that the repetition fits.
This part was stressful for me but it was not as difficult as I thought. Phew!
My suggestion for you is to count and write down on paper as you do each round of the border. Work your math and read the pattern again and again until you understand.”

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The blanket took just under 4 months to make, while she traveled and worked on other projects.
What a great achievement, you should be so proud of yourself lily, truly you should.

 

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Doesn’t it just make you want to order yarn and start you own, it hopes you can recreate her masterpiece in your own colours or in Lily’s colour gorgeousness.
If you want to see more of Lily’s beautiful masterpieces you can find her on Instagram and Ravelry, buy clicking the below links

Before I sign off, I really must say a huge “Thank you” to lily for not only sharing her Indiana with me and you but for her friendship and continued support and luv, it really does mean the world to me. And even though we live oceans apart and have never met, it’s a privilege to be friends with her.

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Until next time, stay safe, stay happy, stay you.
Too -da-loo.

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22 thoughts on “Lily’s Magnificent Masterpiece

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  3. HELP! I am about to start the Indiana Afghan and have bought the yarn cakes that Lily used in her masterpiece. I am a bit confused however when you say that Lily began with BOTH ENDS – do you mean she doubled all the yarn? Also you say that she started from the middle of the cake. Is that correct? Can you let me know what hook she used as well. I only hope and pray that I can do it justice.

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  4. I am so in love with Lily’s Magnificent Masterpiece and have bought the yarn that Lily used ready to start. However, I am confused over the description of how she used the Twister Cakes. Did she used the yarn doubled, using the outside yarn from cake #9 together with the inside yarn from #8 using a 5mm hook? I would be so very grateful for help with this if possible. I am anxious to begin but lacking in confidence as it looks very complicated. I do so hope to hear from you very soon.

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    • Hi. It’s gorgeous isn’t it. I will contact Lily for you as all the information she gave me I have included in the two posts about her blanket. I will get back to you as soon as I have anymore information. Have a great day.

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      • Thank you so much for getting back to me so promptly. I look forward to hearing from you further. So kind of you.

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      • Good morning. Lilly has sent me some information for you. I’ve c&p it below. I hope it helps.

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        Use Single strand

        Using 2 Colourways from Hobbii Twister No.8 & 9

        1. Start with both ends of #9 (Sorbet Berry)

        2. Continued with Cake #8 (Powder Pastel)
        The flow from #8 to #9 was a gradual bluish transition. At one point, I had some left of #9 of the 1st cake and started mixing with 2nd cake using #8 colourway.

        3. To ensure a smooth flow, I started from the middle of the 3rd cake using #9 colourway. It was risky but also very adventurous as the colours unfold.

        Hobbii Twister #8, #9
        Hobbii Twister Solid #108, #109

        #9 Berry Sorbert – 3 Cakes
        #8 Powder Pastel – 1 Cake
        #109 Light Rose – Less than 1 Cake (for border)
        #109 Purple – Less than 1 Cake (for border)

        Changes made to the Indiana Afghan Pattern:
        In between patterns, sc 9 rows instead of 12 rows. Did not do the sc in back loop to create more texture so each pattern looks more prominent.

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        Border Counts
        Top – 149
        Bottom – 149
        Left – 236
        Right – 235

        I had to adjust the stitches at round 3 such that it is in (multiples of 12) + 5. My count was still incorrect after adjusting so I just added or reduced the stitiches so that the repetition fits.

        This part was stressful for me but it was not as difficult as I thought. Phew!

        My suggestion for you is to count and write down on paper as you do each round of the border. Work your math and read the pattern again and again until you understand.

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  5. Hello, me again. Sorry to bother you once more and really hope you and Lily can help me. I have started the blanket three times and not been happy so it has been frogged again. Tinna has used Aran and a 5mm hook. I have decided to try using a 2.75/3mm hook as the yarn is only 4ply. Obviously I have to cast on extra stitches toget the size correct. I have tried adding the 24 + 4 as Tinna suggests for each extra pattern but it doesn’t work out for me. I am at my wit’s end. Please is it possible for Lily to let me know how many stitches she cast on and what size hook she used? I would be so grateful and won’t bother you and Lily and more. Thank you so very much.

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      • Hi, Lily said she used a 3mm hook but unfortunately can’t remember the size chain she made. I would just chain to the size you want it to be and add chains until you are at the right multiples needed. Sorry I can’t help more but that’s what I would do. Please let me know how it turns out. Have a lovely day x

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      • Thank you for that. I have added the multiples to the size I want but the pattern didn’t work out but I have left it as it is and the extra bit on the ends will be within the border when I come to do it. I am on to it now and enjoying it immensely. I now have more confidence; the lack of it was stopping me from starting the project. My grateful thanks both to you and to Lily for putting up with me and being so kind and helpful. Blessings to you both.

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      • It’s my pleasure. So glad you are enjoying it. I know what you mean, I’ve been there many times and I still struggle with believing in my abilities. When it’s all finished you will feel super proud of yourself and well deserved. Please keep me posted as to how it’s going and I would love to see it finished or follow alone your journey if you are on Instagram?

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