The Portland Ripple Throw has found its home with my grandsons …..to snuggle under whilst watching T.V……… to stretch out on when Granny is trying to photograph it
corners being kicked up as the boys practised long-jump across it…
and big brother was delighted to discover he could still see through the blanket when he covered himself up as a GHOST MONSTER
and could chase his little brother
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?