Monday, October 13, 2014

Ocean Waves Chevron Afghan - Pattern Details

The creation of this blanket came to mind when my neighbor was diagnosed with breast cancer. Their entire family have always been so nice to ours, so I felt like doing what I knew best..... creating something especially for her.

Her daughter told me that her favorite colors were blues and greens. I immediately thought of the ocean, even though it doesn't really seem ocean-esque, and went in search of a color palette and a chevron pattern that I saved in my Ravelry library a while back.

The pattern I used was Sunglasses Required by Jacqui Walker. I like how quickly the piece worked up with the color changes and my neighbor raved about the close stitches.

Most of the yarn I used was Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable with one skein of Caron United and Vanna's Choice.
You will need 1 (one) skein of each colored yarn and 2 (two) skeins of white. I got the jumbo sized skein in white using the 50% off coupon and have LOTS leftover!


For my piece, I increased the starting chain just enough to make it more of a lap-ghan.

I continued with the pattern as originally written but created a different color scheme/pattern.

This blanket goes as follows:

Starting with the MC - 10 rows
 A through H - 4 rows each
MC - 8 rows
A through H - 4 rows each
MC - 8 rows
A through H - 4 rows each
MC - 10 rows

To finish the piece, instead of fastening off after my last row, I evenly hdc around the entire blanket, joining to the first hdc, fo, weave in ends

There it is! All wrapped up and ready to go! She's had it for a couple of weeks now and tells me she snuggles up to it every morning.

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