I really liked the colors in this striped towel, another that I clipped from the old L.L. Bean catalog.
But once I started playing around with actual skeins of yarn, I made a few changes, substituting a dark teal for the pale blue and switching to much darker shades of greens.
Having just finished this two-row stripe, I went to return the ball of cream yarn to my workbasket,
only to find a wad of yellowed newspaper bound by its last few yards.
Wow, it says 1973.
Just think, that particular scrap ball has waited around for over Forty Years! Do you think it had given up any hope of being put to use? I bet it’s greatly relieved to finally have become part of a blanket, happy that it will soon help comfort a new foster child.
It seems fitting to reuse the name L.L. Bean picked for that striped towel. . .
Natural Multi Stripe
This ripple sure doesn’t look scrappy, yet it used up all of these scrap balls and partial skeins:
- 7 ounces of assorted cream scraps
- 4 ounces RHSS ‘Country Blue’
- 3 ounces from three scrap balls and one partial skein of RHSS ‘Buff’
- 2+ oz. of assorted brown scraps
- 2 oz. Natura Wintuk ‘Dark Sage’
- 2 oz. of an unknown even darker shade of green
- 1 1/2 oz. of KMart Sayelle ”Brittany Blue’