Yay! I have finally finished the Granny Stripe blanket that I started in February. To be honest I didn't expect to finish it so soon, I thought it would be a much longer ongoing project!
I love it's random stripey, colourful, under-co-ordinated goodness.
Lucy at Attic 24 made her blanket 60 stripes long. Mine is a bit bigger as I wanted it to be 'at least' square so I have done 84 stripes (2 rows each) to get a larger blanket. It's perfect, I love it. It has a nice weight to it and is so cosy!
All those colour changes resulted in a lot of ends to sew in and I thought I was going to go mad doing it but watching the beginning of '24' series 3 helped me get through that and then it was time for the edging.
I have never made a blanket before so I wasn't really sure where to start but after reading Attic 24 and browsing the web I decided to first do a round of treble clusters in green followed by a row of double crochet (single crochet if you are using US terms). I finished the blanket with a simple picot edge, I didn't want anything too fancy as the kids are going to be dragging this around the house and using it to snuggle on the sofa (there will be fights over it!). I got the picot edging pattern from a tutorial on the Knot Garden blog and it was so simple.
She was very sleepy after her bath last night.
Next would like to make a granny square blanket, I just need to choose some yarn for that.