Saturday, 15 April 2006

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.

















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 green2 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 made 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.

4 comments:

Isabel said...

That looks really good Teena. Yay for you! I have a ways to go with mine.
Are you going to start another one or take a break?

Teena said...

Izzy: I started another one tonight. I'll post the pic.

Sarah said...

That looks great! Love the colors. Wonder why you chose purple?! How long did it take to complete? I wonder if someone ever has extra time if they would make me a nice one like that?

Teena said...

Well, sis, as you know I LOVE purple and yellow. And it took six months to do. Maybe the afghan fairy will come to you sometime before the end of the year if you behave :)