Welcome to Wool on Sundays and thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to leave such encouraging words whilst my Ripple Blanket has been in progress :)
It’s finally finished and photographed!
Whilst I was making it, I intended to have the stripes running widthways across the bed. The foot of the bed (below) precludes having blankets hanging over the end and I thought it was unnecessary to have it reaching higher than the pillows but when I eventually came to try it on the bed I found it touched the floor on each side so it is actually bigger than required. Having come so far, though, frogging was not an option so lengthwise it is!
The blanket is made from machine washable wool. I used Drops Karisma with the exception of the bright yellow, bright green, aqua and the darkest pink, which I added to get a more cheerful colour balance and a 4mm crochet hook. It has turned out to be quite heavy and thick and I’m confident it will be very warm and long lasting.
I used the Attic 24 Ripple Blanket Pattern/Tute, which is very clear and easy to follow and I would recommend it even if you are a crochet beginner.
Because it’s so big, it was hard to take good photos but, hopefully, these give an impression. I’m very happy to say it’s nicer in real life.
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