Phoebe Ripple – Ta-daaah!

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you all – one day nearer to the weekend :-)

This is quite an exciting blog post to write today as it is the long awaited TA DAAAA moment for my Phoebe Ripple! I started this blanket for my friend Katherine’s daughter Phoebe way back in June time and gave you many sneaky peeks at the progress. I took it up and down the country with me and I think I have rippled on this in a fair few counties including Cumbria, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Dorset. I hooked in my mum’s garden on the hottest day of the year and I hooked on the bus to Woolfest. I hooked in my garden with the rabbits and I have hooked it on at least three trains.

I finished the blanket on the 20th September at my friend’s house during Monday Knit and Natter (no longer called Pub Hooky as we have relocated from the pub). See, cheesy post-completion grin and everything.

So,  let’s let the ripple out of the bag and have a look :-)

Here it comes …

Oooooh, pretty! I used four colours of Stylecraft Special dk (my go to yarn at the moment.) I used Meadow, Cloud Blue, Magenta and Plum and I think it’s a lovely combination. I did a round of “two TR clusters in the sides of each stitch” in Cloud Blue, and then a round of each colour with just one TR in each stitch, and then a round of “purple pointy picot” bits to complete it.

I also missed two stitches at some point on the border and I am just waiting until I get a text from Katherine to say that she has found them. I’m trying not to mind too much about them because when I discovered them it was really far too late to go and fix them.

I had planned to make this unpatterned (which is like the mathematically correct way of saying “random”, right Victoria?) but as got to about 9 stripes I realised that every 4th stripe was purple, and that I quite liked it like that. From then on, I kept every fourth stripe as purple and altered the order of the colours in between. Mostly I used one of each colour but sometimes I mixed it up a bit and had two green and one blue …

… or two green and one pink, like here:

(Please ignore messy room. In my defence, all the stuff by my bed is yarn or WIP crochet projects.)

It is designed to be sort of single bed sized in that it will sit on top of a single bed but not hang over, and will stop below the pillow line. Phoebe is only little and she won’t outgrow this for years.

It was intended to be a first birthday present for her (beginning of July) just like I made a first birthday blanket for Rosie back in March. Time made a fool of me though, and now it is a (very) early Christmas present instead. I FINALLY presented her with the finished blanket on Sunday and she stroked it a lot and then later lay down on it so I’m taking it as a good sign. I have to say, I LOVE the long photo above. I pinned it on Pinterest and it was the longest photo on my board and everything else nestled around it.  It’s the daft small things that make me smile.

Anyway, very happy with this blanket. I absolutely LOVE making things to give away to people! People who appreciate them, that is ;-)

P.S Katherine is a super duper maker of things and she is going to be doing a craft fair soon. Leave her a comment for details :-)

P.P.S We took Phoebe to Tropical World in Leeds on Sunday and she held my hand and I felt all broody like a big hen and all chuffed that she held my hand!

43 thoughts on “Phoebe Ripple – Ta-daaah!

  1. This is the best timed post ever – I have one more row of my ripple to do & I was just wondering about the boarder when up you popped on my dashboard. i love blogging & I love your boarder! Will let you know when I tada so you can chuckle over my mistakes feeble attempt to copy you X

  2. Heather your blanket is beautiful!! I’m sure that Phoebe will treasure it always!! I love the colours and how you have used the purple as a fixed 4th colour but made the others random.

  3. This is gorgeous :) I’m sure the recipient will treasure it.
    I started rippling this weekend using Attic 24′s tutorial, and I can’t stop – I can see why this rippling business is so addictive now!
    x

  4. I’m new to your blog, and I’m enjoying it very much. The blanket is beautiful. My three granddaughters are still wrapping up daily in the knitted blankets I made for them a couple of years ago. It’s a great idea for a present for a child.

  5. I\’m new to your blog, and I\’m enjoying it very much. The blanket is beautiful. My three granddaughters are still wrapping up daily in the knitted blankets I made for them a couple of years ago. It\’s a great idea for a present for a child.

  6. I\\\’m new to your blog, and I\\\’m enjoying it very much. The blanket is beautiful. My three granddaughters are still wrapping up daily in the knitted blankets I made for them a couple of years ago. It\\\’s a great idea for a present for a child.

  7. That’s fantastic Heather, so much work and love gone into it. I love the colours. Phoebe will treasure it as she grows i think, take care, K xx

  8. I don’t often leave a comment but always love to read your blog Heather. I just wanted to say what a beautiful blanket – lovely colours and a really nice border. xx

  9. Awww that is the sweetest post ever Heather, what a lovely gift made with love and the joy of receiving a little person’s beautiful gestures of love in return. You really are becoming the queen bee of ripple-ness xox

  10. Such a lovely colour combination ans I’m sure Phoebe will get many years of snuggles with it.

    It’s great to give something handmade away and have it appreciated.

    Can’t wait for an update on your ripple along, I’m sure you have done way more than my pitiful7 1/2 stripes! Just don’t know how you crochet so fast, as does everyone else on the flickr group.

    Just think its half way to the weekend, just love the way you count down the days just like I do.

    Happy crocheting and hope you the working week goes quick for you x

  11. It’s absolutely gorgeous!! Those colours look perfect together, and I love the border. Just yesterday I was thinking on what to do when I finish my ripple (long way off though) and how to add a pretty border to it, so thank you for the inspiration! :-) xxxx

  12. Beautiful – and I love the border! Thanks for explaining how you did that. The timing is great for me as I need cheering up before I go into surgery today to get a titanium plate put on my broken elbow. I can’t wait until I can ripple again!

  13. I am sitting right beside my stash of Stylecraft so can see the colors in true light, stunning. You sure do ripple quick. A childs hand in yours is very special.
    x Sandi

  14. Beautiful blankie. Lucky Pheobe.
    Love the colours and the organised randomness of this blanket.
    I have caught the ripple bug and it is my current commute project, I like the way things grow quickly when I complete my essential 2×30 minute sessions each day.

  15. Heather , just beautiful! what a lucky little girl to receive this
    Could you please explain how you evened up the ripple edges to put on the border
    Thanks
    Judy

  16. I’m a bit behind on my blog reading at the moment so only just getting the chance to pop over. The blanket is gorgeous – love the colours :-)

  17. Oh my word that is one L-O-V-E-L-Y ripply blanket. I love the colours. I really want to start one of these. And I L-O-V-E the edging. Yummy Scrummy. I wish someone would give me such a lovely present!

    Helen xx

  18. Oh my word that is one L-O-V-E-L-Y ripply blanket. I love the colours. I really want to start making one of these. And I L-O-V-E the edging. Yummy Scrummy. I wish someone would give me such a lovely present!

    Helen xx

  19. Amazing!!! Your blanket it’s wonderful, I love it!! Sorry, my english is so bad rsrsrs But how you did to hide the remain yarn? And how you did that lovely border? Can’t you tell us? Make a tutorial about that border? I hope you understand me! Bye kisses

    Patricia Martinez
    Marília/SP – Brasil

  20. Amazing!!! Your blanket it\’s wonderful, I love it!! Sorry, my english is so bad rsrsrs But how you did to hide the remain yarn? And how you did that lovely border? Can\’t you tell us? Make a tutorial about that border? I hope you understand me! Bye kisses

    Patricia Martinez
    Marília/SP – Brasil

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