Friday, 12 October 2012

Seaside Ripple Ta-dah

Hello Lovelies,
well, my latest baby blanket is complete. It's taken me quite a long time for this size of project but I got there in the end .


I love the colours of this sweet little blanket, chosen to reflect the shades of sea,sky and sand back in July when I was dreaming of our seaside holiday. Isn't it lovely  to look at a colour scheme in all the tail ends left after weaving in ..........  


 Anyway ....I expect you would like to see the finished object really.......


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Ta-dah.........




Ooooooooooh I just love it :0) I'm really pleased with the effect made by using alternate one and two row colour changes. And of course I LOVE the ripples , there is something so satisfying about this pattern. I'ts soothing and soft with it's gentle waves...especially in these quiet colours. And as an extra bonus , this pattern makes a beautifully soft blanket.
 I could look at this picture for ages and I've just noticed my winter slippers ( dug out due to chilly mornings this week ) have a similar pattern :0) 

I only added a simple border as I didn't think a wide border would look right with this pattern. 
I used a light  blue to make the first row of the border .....the one that evens out the ripples by using stitches of different heights to fill in the valleys. Then I used turquoise ( because I love that colour ) to do a round of single crochet U.S. followed by a very simple chain loop border..........



Yesterday the sun was shining so I took it outside for my traditional washing line shot........



This image is taken from the other side with the sun shining through the crochet . I love the different effect it gives.......


For those who would like to know the details here they are.........

Stylecraft special Double Knitting Yarn ( Acrylic ) in :-
Fondant
White
Cream
Aster
Turquoise
Silver
Denim
Camel
Aspen
Plus one unknown neutral " sandy" colour  from my stash

The ripple I chose is Lucy's Neat Ripple because it's lovely and her tutorials are so easy to follow :0)

Finished size 27" x 32" .

And finally , a low angle shot looking along the waves........ummmmmmm I think this is my favourite way to view  a ripple........



Hope you all have a great weekend with time to relax and create.
Jacquie x

81 comments:

  1. This is such a glorious blanket, I love those colours and have been following your progress with interest. I have bought my crochet on holiday with me to France to try and master ripples, I feel very inspired to give it a whirl right now! Elaine x

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  2. Beautiful those colours, love your blanket.
    Grtz,
    Chris

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  3. I'm currently plugging away at my own ripple blanket, it's very encouraging to see your finished one! I love the colours, very beach!

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  4. Love It! That "side-ways" shot and the "sunshine"one are very cool. Great choice of color I can hear the waves :)

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  5. It is gorgeous simply seasidely lovely! :)

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  6. Ooh, I love it! So beachy and wavey and summery. :) Perfect. xx

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  7. Congratulations, it's lovely! It is very soothing to have a limited palette for a change, especially if it makes you think of Summer holidays! Abigail x

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  8. I love your blanket - it really does look like sea waves. I like Stylecraft best of all and me and Little Son know virtually every colour in their range off by heart! Lily. xxx

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  9. It's beautiful, I love the choice of colours - simply stunning. Linda xxx

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  10. It's GORGEOUS! you did a awesome job! My favorite picture is the one of it hanging out on the line....oh and I love your slippers!!

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  11. Divina,me encanta!!Los colores son hermosos y las ondas te hacen sentir como si estuvieses sobre las olas del mar.
    Te felicito por tu trabajo.
    Saludos desde Las Islas Canarias(España)

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  12. ooooh it is awesome.
    if that isnt inspiration to get mine finished, i dont know what is.
    xxx

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  13. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A beautiful blanket! Congratulations for your work!

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  14. Beautiful!!!! Love the edging and all the soft sea colors.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  15. That looks amazing. The colours go so well together.

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  16. I love that last shot too..it really looks like a beachy shoreline..the waves gently creeping up onto the sand! A beautiful baby blanket and gorgeous colours.

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  17. I really enjoyed watching your progress over the summer and now you have a beautiful beachy blanket to just in time for the cooler temperatures.

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  18. beautiful job i love ripples makes me want to make one now lol

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  19. beautiful!!!
    I have to try some ripples!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  20. So beautiful and I love the colors!! xo Heather

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  21. I love it..sooo jealous! I wish I had the confidence and patience to make such a beautiful piece.
    Take care
    Jude

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  22. The end result is gorgeous, Jacquie! The colours are so reminiscent of my holidays by the sea this year.
    Can you remember the number of chains you started out with? I may have missed this detail way back when you started it. You mention it being a baby-sized blanket and I would like to make a bigger size using a ripple pattern as a project for the autumn and winter months.
    Anyway, you've done a really good job and I like the edging you did. A job well done!

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  23. Very beautiful and the colours are lovely!

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  24. I love the horizontal shot, the pattern seems to be moving. Beautiful work, you should be proud of it. Just lovely and thanks for sharing!

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  25. lovely blanket Jacquie! I still haven't tried the ripple yet. I think it's at it's best in your sea and beach colours. Have a good weekend, Heather x

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  26. Beautiful blanket. It really has a lovely coastal feel. It's so good when you finish the last stitches and stand back and admire your handiwork! xx

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  27. great !
    Greetings from Poland
    Katarzyna

    www.sajuki.blogspot.com


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  28. It's a beautiful blanket!! I love it!

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  29. Beautiful. You have convinced me to give crochet a try even though I have made anything useful since I was 15 and have never made anything very presentable!

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  30. Gorgeous - perfect to snuggle under on a cold autumn day and to think about the seaside/sunshine that inspired it :)

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  31. I love the colour, the design, the love and effort that has gone into this. It's beautifulxxxx

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  32. I love the colours... well done x

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  33. Gorgeous! Love the seaside feel to it!
    Victoria xx

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  34. Very, very nice! I love the low angle shot :) Congrats on another beautiful blanket :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  35. Definitely brings images of the seaside to mind Jacquie........
    It looks wonderful and so nice to think it's going to be wrapped around a sweet little bub.
    Think it's time I gave the ripple pattern another go.....first attempt was pretty woeful, but I think you've
    convinced me......

    Claire X

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  36. I want to just dive into this! Wonderful! Ada :)

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  37. Another stunning blanket Jacquie ♥

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  38. What a lovely blanket, Jacquie! Congratulations!

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  39. I just adore your blanket Jacqui! The colours really do capture everything about the seaside.

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  40. Popped by to have a catch-up with your posts and OH MY GOODNESS! That is just the loveliest ripple blanket Jacquie - those colours are seaside perfection! I love too your simple border.

    Heather x

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  41. WOW!!! That's beautiful!!!!

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  42. Gorgeous blanket, Jacquie! I love the colours!

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  43. Your blanket is lovely. It just remends me of the seaside, very pretty.
    I tried out your oatey ginger biscuits, their now a favourite in our house. Have a lovely weekend.
    Ali x

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  44. Jacquie your ripple Ta Da was JUST that!!! Huge sensory response for me when I saw it!
    Powerful sand sea and sky energies... soothing as well as renewing - the striking of a
    B A L A N C E
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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  45. Dearest Jacquie
    How very beautiful and inspiring is your ripple blanket! It look so beautiful in those colour combinations and seems to truly reflect coastal colours. I can definitely see what joy this blanket is giving you.Thanks for your ever inspiring inspiration xox Penelope

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  46. Just beautiful, great colours and lovely border.
    Carol xx

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  47. wow ... is very beautiful!! I love ... I congratulate you ..

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  48. Beautiful and lovely ripple blanket.Nice combination too.i have started mine last year and I haven't finish it yet....but different colors.Lovely blog too.Have a nice and happy Sunday !.

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  49. Simply delicious. Very snuggle-worthy.

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  50. Gorgeous, makes me want to go to the seaside. Or snuggle in a blanket. Or both!! :-)

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  51. Really really lovely colours and blanket - well done! I do love a good ripple, and your post has inspired me to make another one!

    Jenni

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  52. Really love the colour combo,it definitely des remind me of the sea,beach etc

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  53. It's absolutely beautiful! Great work!

    Ali x

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  54. Lovely again, like all of your work. There isn't really any fondant in the blanket is there. or were you testing us to see if we were paying attention??

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    1. Ooops , did I mean Sherbet ? Always get those two mixed up :0)
      Sorry ! Jacquie x

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    2. Haha, yes sherbet would fit, it's light turquoise, which i think is odd, surely sherbet should be yellow? Loving the new granny squares in the same colours too x

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  55. Ooh it's lovely and has 'seaside' all over it! (not literally of course)

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  56. Helloooo!
    super lovely crochet blog!
    Divine ripple 'Blankie' I keep meaning to try one.
    I'll keep trying after this because you are inspiring just like 'lucy in the attic'
    Bestest wishes
    Daisy j

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  57. This is absolutely beautiful thing:)

    You have beauty blog!

    Greetings from Poland - Agata

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  58. Beautiful job! There's something just so wonderful about the ripple.

    I know just what you mean about that little pile of end bits--I always look at that and then, yes! I did a good job. This looks pretty. :)

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  59. Great!!! Lovely result. The colors are sooo nice :-) Jolana

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  60. Just beautiful, and I love the colours and border!

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  61. Love the colours you have chosen, definitely sea and sand inspired. I particularly like the border - very simple and effective. x

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  62. Beautiful, specially ripples have been done so well. Congrats on your lovely blanket. I just love and always wait to see your hand work!!

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  63. Looovely! It's really like the seaside; a wonderful blanket :-)

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  64. Hi I was wondering if you remember the colors you used for the granny blanket you made last year with the plum boarder? Thanks

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  65. Jacquie this really is the perfect blanket. I keep looking at your post and envying the ripples ... it got so bad I had to start rippling myself as you will see if you pop over to me.

    Hope all ok with you and that your running is going well :)

    Fleur xx

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  66. Just catching up here. I missed this Jacquie, it's gorgeous!!!!

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