Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ripples

As in ripple style blankets. Stripes that undulate up and down and have an infinite number of color combinations. Check out Linda's ripple blankets ... I love the color combinations she uses. And best of all she gives them all away to kids who will love on those blankets for a lifetime!

The latest 2 ripples I've finished will be going to a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation hospital in South Dakota. The hospital has approximately 30 births per month and there is a group on Ravelry (Bundles of Joy) that endeavor to provide 30 each of blankets, hats, booties, sweaters, outfits, snug sacks, and receiving blankets. There are a few guidelines on size but other than that one can be very creative with color and fiber. Just what I like!

The top ripple is from the pattern booklet Our Best Baby Afghans published by Leisure Arts. It uses worsted weight yarn and I chose to use Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids purchased at Micheals. They have a wide selection of colors and the yarn seems to be durable though not as soft as I would like for a baby blanket.

This round ripple blanket was really fun to make. Though it does take longer and longer to get a section of color completed as the blanket gets bigger. Being a big fan of getting projects completed as fast as possible this does get a bit discouraging for me! But it's done and about 40" in diameter. The pattern is a free Ravelry downloadable pattern by Celeste Young called Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket. Very easy to create and memorize once you get started.

One more ripple is this one also made for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation but finished more than a year ago. It was the first ripple blanket I made and then found I was addicted to creating them. This pattern, Neopolitan Ripple is also free. Thank you to Michelle Tang for writing out the pattern for us to use!

So there you have it .... 3 very different ripple patterns that are open to creative color choices. Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

alottastitches said...

Thank you so much for creating a link to my blog. What a nice surprise!

I'll soon finish writing my first ripple pattern, the Wriggly Ripple.