Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Sixties Ripple Blanket

Just a sneak preview of the ripple blanket I am working on right now. In fact the few rows you can see are what I achieved over the last weekend - now there is even more. It uses the basic ripple pattern from Attic24 and the yarn is the Stylecraft Special DK I bought last week. I have limited myself to just using the green, orange and brown as wider stripes, and each of these is separated by a cream stripe. This colour combo gives it a lovely sixties vibe.

I used 227 stitches on my chain which included the +3 for the turning chain. My hook is a 3.5mm and is giving me a slightly firmer stitch which in this case is a good thing. My tension can be a bit loose sometimes. My hope is that this will fit nicely on our double bed or be the perfect cuddle on the sofa blanket. In any case, this is a long term project, because I suspect it will take me months!!

Also poking out from my somewhat over-burdened yarn basket is my completed granny square cushion cover. It is waiting patiently for me to get out the sewing machine and turn it into something plump and gorgeous for the sofa. Maybe this weekend? My aim is to show how I construct the cushion backing in fabric.

So every couple of weeks I will show my ripple blanket progress, just to show how quickly something like this can grow. It certainly is fun to do and perfect for TV crocheting - very little counting involved and very rhythmical.

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