And so I invited myself to be a guest blogger on my sister's blog!
See, I've just finished the widest-ever-ripple and I'm so relieved and happy that it is e-v-e-n-t-u-a-l-l-y finished. Some time last year I fell in love with Lucy's (from Attic24) Neat Ripple Pattern blanket and decided to do one for our Super King size bed (Ed. It is wider than wide...).
|The Widest Ripple Ever|
I love colour, but also try not to think too much about colour combinations. I knew I wanted the blanket to cheer us up, especially during the long, wet Irish winter. I also wanted it to somewhat "go" with our Ikea bed linen. I decided to use Aran weight yarn, with a 5.5 mm hook. I went for a Hayfield Bonus in Cream. And 10 colours in the Sirdar Supersoft range: 4 greens, pink, orange, yellow, purple, blue and khaki.
I did not really have a plan in place, with regards to colour sequences. I did decide to do two rows of a colour though. And so I did the foundation chain and first double row. (Here I must say that after about 15 rows I realised I made this blanket quite wide and it became the Widest-Ever-Ripple Blanket It took me a while to get used to the hills and valleys of the ripple and in the beginnig I often had to frog some stitches. At times I also got bored with the ripple and had to do some smaller projects inbetween.
After slogging on for what seemed like forever, I decided to finish the ripple with a rainbow of the colours I used (bar two of the greens that ran out). I also finished off the sides of the ripple with an American single stich in cream.
|Adding a rainbow for the Irish rain|
|The rainbow photo that Does Not Want To Go Horizontal|
504 stitches in a row (American double crochets)
88 rows of which 80 was double colour rows
44 352 stiches in all
2.6 x 1.6 m in size
I love the colours, it looks great in our room and I can't want to start using it. And I don't have to wait too long....we don't really have a summer this year.
Thanks, Stel, for this opportunity!