Sorry for being a bit over excited, but I'm pleased to announce the completion of my rainbow ripple blanket. And it does feel like 'an announcement' as this project has always been a big deal for me, I think mainly because of the size of the blanket. It measures 220cm x 160cm which means it hangs down the sides of my king size bed nicely and comes up to where the pillows start so you don't have to fold it back any.
I used the recognisable and well known Neat Ripple pattern form Attic 24. Many of you will be familiar with Lucy's blog as it is a treasure trove of crochet inspiration and tutorials. Thank you very much Lucy and others who take time and effort to publish tutorials. (I don't think Lucy will ever read this but anyway...)
So back to ripple. The yarn I used is Rico Design Creative Cotton, Aran weight (the blanket weighs 2.5kg! heavy...) I used 15 colours starting with white 80, pale pink 00, rose pink 64, red 05, dark orange 74, orange 76, yellow 63, olive 41, petrol 47, blue 36, turquoise 36, bright blue 39, aubergine 11, lilac 16 and pinky-red 13 (my colour names but actual colour number or 'farbe'). Each colour stripe consists of 2 rows and used 40g of yarn and took me about 2 hours to do! Sorry I can't remember how many chains I made to start, around the 325 mark. I did 2 rows of HTR around the edge to make the border, one in aubergine and the next petrol. For me that was enough to finish the blanket off and put a full stop at the end of this project. The gorgeous ripple effect and the rainbow colours speak for themselves and make this blanket what it is.
I started this on the 27th October 2012 ( gosh so momentous!) and finished it on Saturday (9th feb) so taking me about 3 and a half months - not bad right?
The exciting start of this big project is posted here .
It's a great peek-a-boo blanket
maybe we could take it out on a picnic sometime
or use it to play as the happy rainbow colours will brighten up any grey day
or just keep it on the bed for snuggle and warmth
I tried very hard with my photos but am bit disappointed with them.
and do you know what over-riding emotion I feel at the moment?
relief that it's done.
but I am very happy with this blanket, I think it will almost become part of the family in it's usage.
Loads of my time and effort has been put in to making this blanket and I know my family appreciate that and they all say it's 'awesome' - thanks guys!!
thanks for letting me showcase my rainbow ripple
take care .....