Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Cosy Dutch Ripple Throw - DONE!

I have been quiet on the blog, plenty of knitting and crocheting in the last 18 months, but writing it up has passed me by, even if a lot has happened in that time!

My Cosy Dutch Ripple Throw was started at the beginning of May this year, and as ever the project accompanied me in the car, on the ferry, to knit and natter and friends' houses.It went to France three times, watched a lot of cycling on TV and has seen the seasons pass by. I worked on it outside in the summer and autumn, and finished inside as November started closing in.

The colours were chosen by my lovely eldest daughter to coordinate with her living room, and it will be flying off to Holland to live with her as her 26th birthday present.


I got a lot done watching the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a EspaƱa highlights every evening in June, July August and September. Extra bonus was the Rugby World Cup!
I had a very large birthday in August.
 Many Sundays after a long bike ride, I rested the aching legs and crocheted. The odd piece of cake may have been consumed (chocolate and beetroot here)
 Fitting in the odd row on the kitchen sofa whilst cooking.
 Until it is finished!
 A double crochet (parchment, walnut and burgundy) and scalloped border (burgundy), after filling the gaps in parchment.
 I repeated the ten main colours four times, but randomly. A parchment section (colour 11) every five colours to bind the design together.







Cosy Dutch Ripple finished 5th November (started 1st May 2015 so six months, very slow.)

YARN: 
Stylecraft Special DK

Couple of balls of each, 3 of parchment
1035 Burgundy
1054 Walnut
1061 Plum
1062 Teal
1063 Graphite
1064 Mocha
1065 Meadow
1067 Grape
1080 Pale Rose
1123 Claret
1218 Parchment

Purchased from Get Knitted

HOOK: 4mm 

PATTERN: Attic 24 Neat Ripple
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