It took me a good few attempts to get the colour scheme right and I ran out of purple before I could put a proper border on it, but shortly after we got to England I tucked in the last few ends and straightened out the sides. So here it is, and I love it.
I did use cotton for the coloured stripes, because I wanted to use up some of the yarn I already had. That wasn't enough though and as it was all about getting the colour right for me, I trawled Deramores for hours (what hardship) to find the right shades in the right weights. I've ended up with quite a mishmash of brands: