c. 2017 Margaret MacInnis
Inspired by the never-ending song which we all sang in school and forevermore, with nary a thought to its origin. It is said that the Ring Rosy song originated from the rash…and ‘ashes, ashes, we all fall down’ is an allusion to the progression of the plague…
Fun stuff!! It’s still fun to sing it, and teach it to our children and grandchildren, with a nod to a darker period of history; we learn from history so we won’t repeat it.
My afghan is a HAPPY AFGHAN, in spite of all that!
Update for Teaser Clue release: November 25, 2017
68″ diagonal x 34″ on a hexagon edge (afghan is a big hexagon)
Yarn: Deramores Studio DK
Hook: 4.25-4.5mm/US G
Order Yarn: November 20-25, 2017.
First Clue: Posted Dec. 5, 2017
Second Clue: Posted Dec. 12, 2017
Third Clue: Posted Dec. 19, 2017
Fourth Clue: Posted Jan 2, 2018
Fifth Clue: Posted Jan. 7, 2018
Sixth Clue: Posted Jan. 15, 2018
Seventh Clue: Posted Jan. 22, 2018
Finish Clue: Posted Jan. 29, 2018
Ring Rosy Palettes Yarn Amounts in Deramores Studio DK (250m/275yd per 100g/3.5oz)
Fairy Glen: 3 skeins A topaz, 2 skeins B1 lavender, 2 skeins B2 purple, 2 skeins C jade, 3 skeins D pearl, 3 skeins E oatmeal
Autumn Song: 3 skeins A mist, 2 skeins B1 citrine, 2 skeins B2 burnt orange, 2 skeins C purple, 3 skeins D oatmeal, 3 skeins E pearl
Nature Valley: 3 skeins A pearl, 2 skeins B1 citrine, 2 skeins B2 oatmeal, 2 skeins C fir, 3 skeins D chocolate, 3 skeins E sky
Laurel: 3 skeins A frost, 2 skeins B1 lightpink, 2 skeins B2 fuchsia, 2 skeins C mist, 3 skeins D aquagreen, 3 skeins E malachite
Provence: 3 skeins A oatmeal, 2 skeins B1 lavender, 2 skeins B2 citrine, 2 skeins C peridot, 3 skeins D lapis, 3 skeins E pearl
NEUTRAL WITH PUNCH
Neutral Punch: 3 skeins A oatmeal, 2 skeins B1 frost, 2 skeins PUNCH COLOR CHOICE of rose, OR ruby, OR lavender, OR topaz, OR peridot; 2 skeins C smoke, 3 skeins D pearl, 3 skeins of E chocolate (mist option if you like it lighter)
Suggested amounts in Vanna’s Choice or similar (aran-weight at 170 yds per 100 g)
ESTIMATES ONLY. These numbers can change as Kris (Cheysk13) finishes her test with V.C.
Vanna’s Choice for FULL AFGHAN, all borders included: This will be quite big. Size will be determined once Kris finishes her sections and I’ll extrapolate.
A: 530 g
B1: 400 g
B2: 400 g
C: 400 g
D: 430 g
E: 400 g
Vanna’s Choice for border-restricted This would be a more reasonable size. The borders will be re-designed to eliminate several rounds.
A: 450 g
B1: 250 g
B2: 400 g
C: 400 g
D: 400 g (this might be a little short, I can’t really say, since the final borders include it, but they would be shortened–I would get an extra skein for insurance)
E: 400 g