Aquarium is a scrappy Wriggly Ripple (my free pattern, here). I used nine different yarns, some in as few as four rows!
Notice the somewhat sparkly blue row on the left? That’s Berroco Candy FX, in color #8758, a teal and blue mixture. The label tells us that it’s “a decorative effect yarn to be held together with a knitting yarn”. So nice that they explain just how we’re to use this odd yarn. lol.
Now that I’m actually reading this novelty yarn’s label I notice that it’s 100% nylon – supposed to be handwashed in cool water. Oops. Any idea what will happen to 100% nylon if it happens to get thrown in a hot washer and dryer? wince. Nothing much, I hope.
Only two other yarns had labels, Caron’s Dazzleaire ‘Frost Mint’, the lightest green, and RHSS ‘Aruba Sea’.
It’s fun to use up odds and ends, but designing a good-looking scrap blanket takes time. Sooo, I figured out a way to cut the planning time in half!
It’s such a simple idea – I planned the stripes for the first half of the blanket, weighing each yarn as-I-went so I was sure not to use more than half. Then, for the second half of the blanket, I just copied the first half’s stripes in reverse order! Wow, did that go more quickly! Vrroooom – done.
You can easily see the mirrored striping design.
Combining the watery colors with this particular pattern might not have been my best idea. Hope no one feels seasick from looking at it! lol.