Tuesday, February 12, 2019

RIPPLE LAPGHAN PATTERN

Today I finished the 3rd Ripple Lapghan – yesterday I delivered the 2 finished ones while I was in town, and this one will go with me when I am in town next time.


Here is the pattern: you can use any color combo you wish. It is simple sc throughout, and makes up real nice ;-) If you find it difficult to keep the increases and decreases straight in line, use a different colored length of yarn as a marker and carry it up the pattern, moving it up as you work it up: you will need 13 ‘markers’.

RIPPLE LAPGHAN PATTERN

Materials: Worsted weight yarn in colors of choice – 11 ounces MC and about equal amount of leftover yarns of choice; Size G hook; tapestry needle; scissors.

PATTERN: With MC, ch 238.
MAIN COLOR STRIPE - Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 6 ch, *3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 7 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 sc I each of next 7 sc; repeat from * and end last repeat with 1 sc in each of 6 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in last ch.

Row 2: Turn – skip first st, *1 sc in back loop of each of 7 sts, 3 sc in back loop of next st, 1 sc in back loop of each next 7 sts, skip 2 sts; repeat from * and end last repeat with 1 sc in back loop of each next 6 sts, skip 1 st, 1 sc in back loop of last st.

Repeat Row 2 twice, having 4 rows in first stripe. DO NOT CUT YARN … you will carry MC yarn up the backside of lapghan as you work it and pick it up to be worked with each alternating MC stripe. Attach new color. When changing colors, always draw the new color through the last loop on hook before turning work.

COLOR STRIPE: With color of choice, repest Row 2 of First Stripe 4 times. Cut color yarn and tie ends together lightly to keep from tangling in the MC being carried.

Alternate MC and Color stripes until there are 33 count 4 row stripes, with MC stripe being the ending stripe. Cut MC and tie off. Neatly weave in loose ends.


THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING


I bought a Chef’s Salad yesterday while in town and decided to have it for lunch this afternoon, so I gathered all the ingredients needed to make homemade Thousand Island Salad dressing ;-)


I like making my own salad dressings – they taste richer and a lot better than what you can buy in the stores. This recipe comes from my Weight Watcher’s 365-Day Menu Cookbook.

1 cup plain unflavored Yoghurt * ¼ cup reduced calorie-Ketchup * 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon minced Pickle * 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise * ½ teaspoon prepared Horseradish * ¼ teaspoon Dijon Mustard * Dash EA Salt & Teriyaki Sauce

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Chill.