Why a Lap Robe instead of my usual child’s blanket? Because I haven’t had much experience crocheting ripples out of sport-weight yarns! lol.
I don’t intentionally buy sport yarn, but sometimes it’s included in a box of mostly worsted weight yarns, or it’s given to me. In either case, it’s not often that I have enough sport yarns in coordinating colors to make a ripple: three partial skeins of blue, a partial of Caron Wintuk ‘Holiday Green’ and two full skeins of Red Heart Super Sport ‘Paddy Green’ plus one variegated – Patons Look at Me! in the ‘Good Sports’ color way. Sadly, this happy yarn was discontinued in 2004.
I had referred to my blog notes on last October’s sport ripple, Icy Blue Mint. It weighed seventeen ounces and was 34″ wide. Although I would have liked to have made Parrots wider than that, with a total of eighteen ounces of yarn, I figured only had one ounce to spare, so I made 154 stitches in my beginning chain just like I had for Icy Blue. I used a G hook too, just like last time.
So explain to me how this lap robe came out a more generous 36″ wide? HAHa.
Of course, more width meant less length, but I made Parrots just as long as I possibly could! I weighed and re-weighed my yarns designing new sections of stripes as I went, getting every possible row out of the yarn! I ran out at forty-four inches in length.
I’m not terribly disappointed; I think a 36″ x 44″ lap robe will be welcomed as a prize for a local nursing home’s monthly Bingo night. And I used up a pound and a half of sport yarn! That’s certainly a win-win! Bingo!!