Manderley Yarn Requirements

Manderley Yarn Requirements

So you want to go yarn shopping or see if your stash has enough yarn for the Manderley Crochet Blanket. Well, you’re in the right place!

 

The Manderley\ Crochet Blanket pattern is one you can really put your own stamp on colour-wise.  Go all one colour or create a bright floral garden.  It really is up to you what you do.

For my blankets, I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply cotton yarn in Parchment for the single colour version and French Navy, Sky, Arctic and Parchment for the 4 colour version.  The Handmaid’s Tale inspired version used Pomegranate and Snow.

Manderley by Shelley Husband

 

Yarn Requirements

You can use any yarn you like. I used Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton   If you are outside of Australia, YarnSub is a great website that compares yarns.  If you search Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton, it will give you some almost perfect matches that you can get pretty much anywhere in the world.

Personally, I would not use a colour changing yarn for this one due the the construction. In the large squares particularly the colour differences will stand out a lot.  Up to you of course.

If you want to do your own research and comparison, here are the BWM cotton properties;

Weight: 4 ply/sock/fingering
Texture: Plied
Fibre: Cotton (100%)
Needles: 3mm ( US) (11 UK)
Gauge: 27 sts / 10 cm (4″)
Balls: 200g; 658m (720 yds)
Metres/Gram: 3.29g (3.6yds/g)

Weight: 8 ply/DK/light worsted
Texture: Plied
Fibre: Cotton (100%)
Needles: 4mm (6 US) (8 UK)
Gauge: 22 sts / 10cm (4?)
Balls: 200g; 485m (529 yds)
Metres/Gram: 2.43m/g (2.65yds/g)

Weight: 10 ply/aran/worsted
Texture: Plied
Fibre: Cotton (100%)
Needles: 4.5mm (7 US) (7 UK)
Gauge: 19 sts / 10 cm (4″)
Balls: 200g; 360m (394 yds)
Metres/Gram: 1.8m/g (1.97yds/g)

Colours

If you’re not sure what colours you want to use, try out the mini taster pattern you can find here free and try out some options before making your final decision.

 

How much yarn do I need?

I used Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton for these yardage calculations. If you are using a different yarn, compare the yardage per gram info above to your yarn. If your yarn is much the same, my figures will be close enough. If it’s very different you will need more or less yarn.

 

Manderley by Shelley HusbandBendigo Woollen Mills cotton – single colour version

4 ply/sock/fingering, 3.5 mm hook, 46”/117 cm:

  • 3,250 metres/3,600 yards

8 ply/DK/light worsted, 4.5 mm hook, 58”/148 cm:

  • 3,850 metres/4,200 yards

10 ply/aran worsted, 5.5 mm hook, 66”/168 cm:

  • 4,700 metres/5,100 yards

Manderley by Shelley Husband

 

Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton – four colour version

Colour 1 = light, Colour 2 = medium, Colour 3 = dark, Colour 4 = neutral

4 ply/sock/fingering, 3.5 mm hook, 46”/117 cm:

  • Colour 1: 730 metres/800 yards
  • Colour 2: 680 metres/740 yards
  • Colour 3: 400 metres/440 yards
  • Colour 4: 1,680 metres/1,840 yards

8 ply/DK/light worsted, 4.5 mm hook, 58”/148 cm:

  • Colour 1: 870 metres/950 yards
  • Colour 2: 810 metres/880 yards
  • Colour 3: 480 metres/525 yards
  • Colour 4: 2,000 metres/2,190 yards

10 ply/aran/worsted, 5.5 mm hook, 66”/168 cm:

  • Colour 1: 1,030 metres/1,130 yards
  • Colour 2: 950 metres/1,050 yards
  • Colour 3: 560 metres/620 yards
  • Colour 4: 2,360 metres/2,600 yards

Manderley by Shelley Husband

Bendigo Woolllen Mills cotton – 2 colour medium squares only version

Colour 1 = flowers, Colour 2 = outer

4 ply/sock/fingering, 3.5 mm hook, 32”/81 cm:

  • Colour 1 850 metres/930 yards
  • Colour 2 650 metres/720 yards

8 ply/DK/light worsted: 4.5 mm hook: 40”/100 cm

  • Colour 1 1,020 metres/1,120 yards
  • Colour 2 775 metres/850 yards

10 ply/aran/worsted: 5.5 mm hook: 45”/115 cm

  • Colour 1 1,200 metres/1,300 yards
  • Colour 2 920 metres/1,000 yards

Make your own layout

If you’d like to design your own layout grab some grid paper and have a play. Two Danvers squares are equal (when joined) to the width of one Maxim. That 3-square piece is the same width as one Rebecca. Three Danvers squares are equal to the width of one Rebecca. One Maxim joined to two Danvers is equal to one Rebecca.

Once you know how many of each square you need for your layout, multiply the yardage for one square by what you need. Add 10% more for joining and the border. If you are using a different yarn, compare the metres/gram ratio. If it is much the same, use my figures to work out how much you need. If it’s different, you will need more or less. Make a Danvers sample in
your yarn of choice and compare how much you used to how much I used. This will give you a good estimate how much more or less you will need.

To make one Danvers
4 ply/sock/fingering, 3.5 mm hook, 4.5”/12 cm: 32 metres/35 yards
8 ply/DK/light worsted, 4.5 mm hook, 6”/15 cm: 38 metres/42 yards
10 ply/aran/worsted, 5.5 mm hook, 7”/18 cm: 44 metres/48 yards

To make one Maxim
4 ply/sock/fingering, 3.5 mm hook, 10”/25 cm: 150 metres/164 yards
8 ply/DK/light worsted, 4.5 mm hook: 12.5”/32 cm: 197 metres/216 yards
10 ply/aran/worsted, 5.5 mm hook, 14″/36 cm:  220 metres/240 yards

To make one Rebecca
4 ply/sock/fingering, 3.5 mm hook, 15”/38 cm: 370 metres/405 yards
8 ply/DK/light worsted, 4.5 mm hook, 19”/48 cm: 466 metres/488 yards
10 ply/aran/worsted, 5.5 mm hook, 21.5”/55 cm: 518 metres/566 yards

 

I think that covers all the yarn questions you may have.  If not, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy stash diving or yarn shopping!