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Ripples

December 9, 2011

Here’s my contribution to the great Internet-wide ripple-along which is happening the moment — inspired by Lucy of Attic 24 and Heather of Little Tin Bird.

I actually made two almost-identical blankets, one to give as a Christmas present since I was so pleased with the one made for baby D. The only difference is that the first (ours) starts and ends with red rows and the one which will be a present starts and ends with blue rows — and the one to be a present doesn’t have any mistakes in it! No telling who it’ll be for — it’s a secret!

The details:

Pattern: Waterbeach Ripple – from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns by Jan Eaton (on Ravelry)
Yarn: Sirdar Supersoft Aran
Hook: 5.0 mm

I found the pattern a little difficult to understand but once I had it sussed it was easy enough and I love the final texture, with thick sections where the cluster stitches are. The added row of sc meant that it wasn’t the quickest ripple pattern to complete but it was definitely worth the effort. I used a foundation chain of 121 (7 pattern repeats +2) and ended up with blankets which should be plenty large enough to keep the babies cosy in their pushchairs as they get a bit older — baby D has already outgrown the car-seat sized ripple blankie I made for him before.

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