corners being kicked up as the boys practised long-jump across it…
For those of you who would like to know the details:
Portland Ripple is made from Lucy at Attic24’s Neat Ripple Pattern
Using Stylecraft Special DK , acrylic machine washable yarn and a 4.5mm hook
It uses Multiples of 14 sts plus 3 for turning. 12 x 14 = 168 +3 = 171
So chain 171 as the foundation row.
I really don’t like counting chain stitches, so I usually just chain about the width I want the finished piece to be, and then do about 10 more chains and start on the pattern – any chains left over, I simple unpick before sewing the end in.
This is my random colour order, 2 rows for each colour:
1 – 10: Lime, Parchment, White, Aster, Silver, Cream, Parchment, Lime, Meadow, Aspen,
11 – 20: Silver, White, Parchment, Cream, Aster, Aspen, Lime, Cloud Blue, Silver, Parchment,
21 – 30: Cream, White, Aspen, Aster, Cloud Blue, Meadow, Parchment, Lime, Silver, Cream,
31 – 40: Aster, White, Cloud Blue, Parchment, Aspen, Meadow, Silver, Aster, Cream, Lime,
41 – 50: Cloud Blue, White, Aspen, Meadow, Lime, Parchment, Cloud Blue, Cream, Aster, Lime.
My finished throw measures 104cm (40.5”) wide x 130cm (51”) long
The boys seem to like it! – what do you think?