Wednesday, May 1, 2013

FO: Ripples

I finished H's Ripple Blanket while at Wonderwool last weekend. I love it.
H's blanket
Pattern: Neat Ripple Pattern (Rav link) by Lucy at attic24, which is really more of a recipe then a pattern FYI
Yarn: baby melter acrylic FTW! Aka: Jarol Heritage DK, which is actually 55% wool/25% acrylic/20% nylon, and very nice to use. 270 yds/100g skeins, less the one each of navy, pale blue, teal, turquoise, red, chartreusey-green and royal blue.
Hook: US G/4.00 mm
Start/finish: 1 March - 26 April 2013
Comments/mods: since this is a recipe and not a flat out pattern, I had to do a bit of (ehem) swatching to get the size I wanted. I did a little practice swatch (also usefull for practicing decreases, which I hadn't done before) and figured out how many stitches I needed for approximately 24 inches wide (answer: 90). Then it was non-stop ripple action for a couple of weeks.
H's blanket (2)
I didn't want a set striping pattern, so I grabbed the colors (mostly) randomly. I say mostly because I tried to space out stripes of the same color a little bit...
H's blanket (1)
I ended up doing seven stripes of each color, which took approximately three quarters of the 100 gr ball. Total yardage used for this, therefore, was approximately 1400 yds. Finished measurements after a trip through the washer and dryer: 30 inches wide by 32 inches long. Due to the wool content, it did felt slightly in the dryer, but it came out nice and thick and cushy.
H's blanket (3)
Done just in time to go off to baby H this weekend. Now I need to figure out what to do with all the leftovers (color block baby sweater anyone?).


aquaphilic said...

that is one gorgeous blanket, wh.

Alli said...

What about a striped Baby Surprise Jacket?

porpoise said...

Thanks S! I was very sad to let it go this morning, but I know it will be appreciated.

porpoise said...

A striped BSJ is a great idea! Although since the baby in question might be too big for a BSJ in short order, I might have to do (gulp!) maths to up-size. Hmmm...