Sunday, November 20, 2005

Ripple Afghan


My mother-in-law, Minnie, gave me a pattern for a knitted afghan - she has made many over the years. It has a ripple effect, hence the name. I started mine in October. I still have a long way to go before it's finished.

Ripple Afghan ~ 49 inches X 66 inches

What do you need?
2 4-oz skeins of dark green knitted worsted weight yarn
3 4-oz skeins of white knitted worsted weight yarn
3 4-oz skeins of hunter green knitted worsted weight yarn
3 4-oz skeins of mint green knitted worsted weight yarn
36 inch needle, size 4mm

Pattern ~ 303 stitches on needle
2 rows dark green
12 rows white
2 rows dark green
12 rows mint green
2 rows dark green
12 rows hunter green

Do this 6 times, then ...

2 rows dark green
12 rows white
2 rows dark green

Row 1
K1, slip 1, K1, passover stitch, *K9, insert needle into next 2 stitches as if to knit them together and slip them, K1, passover 2 slipped*, repeat * to *, K2 together, K1

Row 2
P6, *P into front and back of next stitch, P9*, repeat * to *, P6

Keep repeating these two rows.

I'm making mine with three colours rather than four (because I couldn't find a fourth colour I liked). I'm using black instead of dark green and purple and yellow (my favs) as the main colours.

December 11 update:











January 1 update:











February 25 update:











Finished ~ April 14:


5 comments:

Isabel said...

Post a picture when your done. MAkes me want to finish the blanket I'm crocheting.

Teena said...

You go, Girl!! :)

I tried crocheting a couple years ago but wasn't digging it. It seems people are either knitters or crochetters ~ but not both.

Isabel said...

Yeah, I tried knitting and couldn't get into it.oh well. :)

Sarah said...

You are so talented! I wonder if I will ever get one for a gift! Christmas is a year away!

Teena said...

Maybe a fuscia one .... :)