Friday, June 28, 2019

Finding My Marbles

This bag of Marble Chunky yarn has been sitting in my office for months, looking luscious.  It's a "yum of yarn," like a flock of birds, or a pride of lions.

There are four different color ways in there, and a long time ago, I had a design idea for using all of them together.  I've worked on this brilliant idea sporadically, and it just never quite comes together.  Maybe I'm not in the mood.  Maybe it's not that brilliant.

I finally decided to use color way MC32 for a River's Edge Ripple throw, only instead of crocheting strips and sewing them together to get a vertically striped blanket, as in the original pattern, I am letting the gentle flow of color changes in this wonderful yarn speak for themselves.

With an "I" crochet hook, I chained 112 to begin, a multiple of 9 + 4, and then followed the directions for a strip of River's Edge all the way across.

I'm loving the result so far.  The pattern repeat is only 2 rows, so it's mindless crocheting for me.

I will probably add a narrow border to the sides to finish it off.

If all goes well, the finished blanket will measure approximately 42" x 48" using 4 balls of James C. Brett Marble Chunky.  It's all acrylic, machine washable, so start your crochet hooks now!

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