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Fast forward more than a year later, and by this time my beautiful coast blanket had not only been started but made and finished with a lovely simple, neat edging.

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They are soft and pretty, but also vibrant and strong. The finished blanket measures approx. 4ft x 6ft (120cm x 180cm) which is roughly the size of a single bed.

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