Monday, 28 November 2011

Ripple addiction...

I thought I'd share my progress with my ripply blanket. Remember I showed you the yarn the other day? well on Thursday I sat down and worked on my foundation chain and, after a few mis-counts, a few unravelling episodes and a lot of concentration, I can now reveal...

The WIP!

 A ripply baby blanket for a lovely new baby. We do not know if it is a pink baby or a blue baby yet, as it won't arrive until January, so I have stuck to neutral colours that hopefully aren't boring.

The yarn is Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK in:
Vanilla (shade 003)- Cream
Pebble (Shade 006)- Grey
Dilly (shade 0050)- Green
Carrots (shade 0219)- Orange

I worked the foundation chain as 75cm in length which,, according to Lucy's ripple measurements, worked out as a chain of 143 for the foundation, with five repeats of the 31 ch sample. I am using a 4mm hook, accoridng the yarn packet instructions...

And the mum to be just loves it!

See more ripply inspiration on Heather's blog here, Lucy's blog here, and Victoria's blog here...there is also a ripple-along Flickr group. I must say I am officially addicted to the ripple, there's no going back now! I have been rippling on buses, trains, tubes and even standing on the corner of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. I sure got some funny looks, I can tell you.

p.s. Sorry about the terrible light, it is draining. The colours are quite muted, but the light is not doing them justice. Hopefully on a sunnier day I will get outside and hook in the sunshine and show you more progress.


  1. Love the colours, especially the orange and grey, they all really compliment each other x x x x

  2. Lovely colours! You'll have to show my how to ripple, cos I just can't get the hang of it on my own!

  3. the colours look lovely, i love this ripple pattern its completely addictive isn't it.

  4. That blanket is so beautiful- perfect for a baby of whichever gender

  5. I love your ripple. The colours work so well together, and so different than all those dotted about blogland. All lovely of course but yours are so calm and beautiful. Ooh I am so looking forward to my ow ripple project, right after christmas.

  6. Hi Kath! loving the ripple might have to finally learn how to 'ripple'...anyway...just thought i would drop you a quick line to say Merry Christmas!!! we are going away on saturday...for a Australia (in the middle of a very bonkers packing session at the mo)...i will miss catching up on blogs while we are away, but just wanted tyo say 'hi' and 'bye' before we go!! so i hope you and your family have a good one... love Caroline xxxx

  7. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments! I am chuffed to bits with this, it's growing quickly...I just LOVE rippling! Caroline- BON YOYAGE! Have an amazing trip, can't wait to see the pics on yoru return...MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and the fam xxx


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