In the United States, today is Veterans Day. In honor of all the veterans of our armed forces, I’m calling my first v-stitch afghan, ‘V is for Victory!’
As I expected, I loooove this blanket! The v-stitches give it more visual texture than my other ripple patterns.
And using two slightly different shades of royal and red only adds more interest.
I love this blanket so much, I wanted to show it off with some casually-draped-over-a-chair shots.
The wind, however, had a different idea,
but even that turned out looking pretty good! Ha-ha wind, don’t bother messing around with V!!
Just so you’ll know in advance, the V-Stitch Ripple’s first row
I don’t mind, but Mara did include an additional Border Row in the Express V-Stitch pattern, which is an option if you want to make the two ends match more closely.
Today Mara mentioned that V can be for Vintage too! Which made me wonder how old is this pattern? So dear readers, just for fun, please tell us in what year (aprox.) do you first remember seeing either a v-stitch ripple blanket or a v-stitch ripple pattern.
P.S. ‘V is for Victory’ weighs twenty-eight ounces. That’s 7 ounces each if using four colors (7 x 4 = 28), which will be Perfect for good ole RHSS cuz it comes in 7 ounce skeins. I made it 77 rows long; that’s 19 four-row color repeats, plus one more row of royal so the blanket begins and ends with royal. It measures about 36″ by 56″.