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 ..........
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 :-
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........