Here’s Version One of the striping plan I wrote for the Blue and Orange Ripple (badly in need of a ‘real’ name – help!). After a while I’d made so many changes I decided I should start fresh.
What a relief! Version Two is so much clearer to me. LOL!!
Pink highlights show the two-row stripes so I could more easily see if they’re at least somewhat evenly distributed over the length of the blanket. lol.
Yellow highlights mark the middle row of each color. After I crocheted a yellow-marked row I weighed that particular yarn to find out if I’d used more or less than half of it, so I would know if I had enough left to finish the blanket as planned.
I just finished crocheting the last yellow highlighted row.
Having weighed what’s left of each color…
I’ve discovered that I have two ‘extra’ rows worth of both the light orange and the light rust yarns. Yay!
In other news… I’m also at least two rows short on orange! However… I see that the RHSS Pumpkin I just bought is pretty close in color to KolorKraft’s Tangerine… so Yay! again.
Not wanting to make a single abrupt color change, I’ll switch between the two oranges for the rest of the blanket.
There’s a little booo!… I’m at least two rows short on navy, which isn’t so surprising. Think of how much navy yarn got used up in yarn ends because I’m crocheting all single-row stripes with it. If things play out as I think they will, I’ll make it as far as row #80 of The Plan, just a few rows short of my usual 84-row ripple. Not so terrible.
Oh! I can change some of the upcoming one-row orange and rust stripes into two-row ones. Whoo-hoo, I’ll make up for the missing last four rows that way! Scratch out and scribble, scribble.
Now where did I leave that hook?