The pattern used for this blanket is now available on Ravelry – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-granny-ripple
It was designed as a shoulder or lap blanket for when sitting on my bedroom chair.
It took me almost exactly a year to complete but during that time it was put aside quite often as I regarded it as a relaxing in-between project.
I copied the colour arrangement of part of an earlier blanket that I had made for my younger daughter.
I used the same fourteen colours.
My favourite Stylecraft Special DK acrylic yarn in white, silver, parchment, camel, mocha, turquoise, sherbet, aspen, teal, royal, bluebell, denim, aster, cloud blue.
I had enough of all the colours except the white.
The main body of the blanket uses less than 40g of each of the fourteen colours.
It measures about 2ft x 4ft (60 x 120cm)
I used a 5mm hook.
The blanket had four ripples of my “Smooth Granny Ripple” pattern which was a more symmetrical version of my original “Soft Granny Ripple” pattern.
My brief for the colour arrangement had been to use all fourteen colours in four blocks, with the stipulation each colour should be found next to different colours each time they appeared as far as possible.
As I chose the order of the colours for each block I had tried to simulate different types of sea and sand.
So I started out with a ‘picture book’ sea.
Later I tried to recreate a Greek sea.I also chose colours for a British sea. The light has been appalling lately and unfortunately, the day I had time to take the above three photographs it was especially bad.