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Scottish Rainbow Blanket knitting pattern - digital or hard copy



If you have ever been on the RiverKnits website or seen them at a yarn show, you will have seen their rainbow wall of mini skeins. A blast of colour, full of possibilities no matter your shade preference.

Scottish Rainbow Blanket has been designed with my love of Scotland and it's natural colours in mind.  

The blanket is made using the intarsia knitting method and it's all done in garter stitch to make a squidgy, warm blanket. Easy row repeats make it a great first intarsia crochet project.

The blanket is a mirror image, initially working through 12 contrasting colours, and then reversing these colours from the centre out.


Materials: RiverKnits Nene 4ply, 100g/400m/437yds, 100% British Bluefaced Leicester. 3 x 100g of MC and 12 x 20g mini-skeins in your chosen set of colours.

Pattern Main Colour - 3 x 100g shade Silbermond.

Pattern Contrast Colours - 1 x 20g of each.

CC1 – Earth Violet  CC2 – Earth Fuchsia  CC3 - Earth Crimson  CC4 – Jewel Crimson
CC5 – Shadow Crimson  CC6 – Shadow Fuchsia  CC7 – Shadow Violet  CC8 – Shadow Indigo  CC9 – Shadow Turquoise  CC10 – Shadow Jade  CC11 – Jewel Jade
CC12 - Earth Jade


3.5mm circular needles with 80cm cable

2 x place markers (different colours) 

Tapestry needle 

Blocking equipment

Tension/gauge: 22.5 sts and 50 rows over 10cm/4" (unblocked). 22 sts and 46 rows over 10cm/4" (blocked). It is important to get gauge. If you don’t, you risk running out of yarn in the final contrast colour rows of the blanket. Use MC for a tension/gauge swatch.

Blanket Dimensions: Unblocked 98cm/38.5" wide x 104cm/41" high.  Blocked 100cm/39.25" wide x 113cm/44.5" high.

Yarn Substitutes: Any 4ply yarn of the same weight and blend. The blanket uses approximately 17g of each mini skein. If you use a different blend, your gauge may vary and it is possible that you will not have enough yarn to complete all of the rows.


Stitches used: 

 k - knit, k2tog - knit two together, sl1p - slip 1 stitch purlwise


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Pattern Pricing

I operate a ‘pay what you can’ scale for my electronic/downloadable single patterns.  I usually charge £5 for patterns and to encourage access for all crafters, these are now available on a scale of £3 - £7 and you chose what you can afford within that scale. 

Please note that this doesn’t apply to my hard copy patterns, which remain priced at £5 and come with an automatic digital download.

It would be great to see your finished objects on Instagram - #ScottishRainbowBlanket #FayDHDesigns


Pattern format

Scottish Rainbow Blanket is an six-page document.  If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.

Weights given are approximated to provide the best estimate for postage and packaging costs only.


Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating

This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs.  This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post-consumer fibre and carbon neutral.  It is printed by me in my studio in Cheshire, England.

Postage and Packaging

You can read all about P&P here.

The P&P costs applied are very transparent.  No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage.  I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods.  I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.  


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