Rainbow Ripple

*listen* What’s that? That my friends is the sound of me not hanging about. I don’t have long to make this blanket, I need to get it done lickety spit. Do you like it? I’m head over heels for it. What IS it about ripples that are so lush? In fact, I don’t even need the ripples. The thing that does it for me most out of everything is stripes, always has been and I can’t see my stripe obsession ending any time soon.

Rainbow Ripples. Bright and Cheery … reflecting the recent uplift in the weather … its been a bright and cheery day today: blue sky, birds singing, crocuses and snowdrops flowering on the walk to work. There’s a spring feeling in the air, just about. I’m getting those slight inklings that feel like waking up after a long sleep. It’s light when I get home from work. All of a sudden, it’s light now. Just for a while. But it’s enough, enough to show hope that SPRING is on the way!

:-) xxx

p.s … regarding the starting chain for my granny stripe blanket in my last post: I’m sorry but I don’t actually know how long it is! As granny stripes don’t alter their width much from their starting chain (unlike ripples which always end up narrower), I just count “1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3” etc as I chain and then when it looks long enough I stop chaining. So perhaps the instructions should just be “chain until sufficiently wide for purpose” – that’s what works for me anyhow. xx

32 thoughts on “Rainbow Ripple

  1. LOVE the granny stripe sizing instruction Heather, man, I nearly choked on my cuppa reading that.
    The day ended up bright, but our walk to school was hideous, it was raining at 8.30, wasn’t it? Or was that yesterday, well it def was yesterday too, cos yesterday was when I had my hissy fit outside the council offices, in the windy rain, shouting like a banshee.
    Anyhooooooooooo flowers from the plant man are the order of the day. Two bunches of tulips for £3! Did you see the orange ones?
    going to go see the crocus and snowdrops up nr the Big Building Of Work tomorrow if the sun shines. Might walk through the woodsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Anne Marie says:

    I do love that blanket. I have some yarn to do one but would like a few more colours before I start and am not sure how big to do it.

    I wait for your blog and Lucy’s, which I have listed under ‘Instruction bookmarks’ in the hope I will do some of the things you are both doing.

  3. Hi Heather, love your ripple . The colours are so pretty .Ripples are so soft and have a gorgeous drape don’t they….hard to beat . Can’t wait to see the finished blanket.
    Jacquie x

  4. Nanita says:

    Such happy colours in that rainbow ripple! I love rippling so much, and now that I’ve finished my blanket, I’m a bit sad really ;-) It hasn’t got a border yet, I was looking for some inspiration and I saw your Rosie Ripple on Flickr, I think I’m going to shamelessly copy that border! :D xxxx

  5. Sarah says:

    Dear Heather how clever to simply count 123, 123 and as that is my house number I won’t forget!! Any bright ideas for easy way to do foundation chain for ripple blanket as mine keeps going haywire and I want to make one just for me!! Am making the flower from Lucy’s
    pattern and a blanket for my mum and …….. Oh no usually I do one project at a time! Have a sunny filled weekend.

  6. Hi Heather, nothing to do with this post (ripple is lovely though!) I just popped in to tell you (if you don’t already know) that you have a fellow jackdaw4 fan in Dave Lamb, he of the Come Dine With Me voiceover! I just saw him mention them on Twitter and thought, ooh, Heather likes them! At least, I hope you do and I haven’t got the name wrong, otherwise you’ll wonder what I’m talking about! That’s all!

  7. Hi Heather, what a beautiful day it is today ….. and what a beautiful blanket is coming along “lickety split” on your hook! I’m soon to be a Nanna for the second time and am following you along with my own ripple blanket – unfortunately I have run out of some colours, but it is looking nice. I will keep popping back to see your progress :0)
    have a lovely weekend,
    Val xx

  8. Danette Bartelmay says:

    Ripples will always be my first love as they were the first thing I was taught to crochet at the age of 18 {almost 30 years ago now!}. Yours is too~ die~ for gorgeous! I know you’ll get it done “lickety split”. Enjoy!
    Danette

  9. Danette Bartelmay says:

    Ripples will always be my first love as they were the first thing I was taught to crochet at the age of 18 {almost 30 years ago now!}. Yours is too~ die~ for gorgeous! I know you\’ll get it done \"lickety split\". Enjoy!
    Danette

  10. I love stripes too and your blanket is just lush. So cheerful and happy :) I’ve got granny stripe on my ‘to try’ list, i’m working on a vertical stripe at the moment. My favourite of yours has to be the ‘Elmer’ blanket though, it’s beautiful xx

  11. OMG I love this blanket!! I have a bit of an obsession with ripples too and I think it’s down to the stripes also. I’m going through a phase with really steep chevrons as well so going to attempt a blanket very soon!

  12. Katharina says:

    Hi Heather,
    I just read Elmer and the rainbow to my daughter and remembered your Elmer-blanket and now the rainbow-blanket. That fits together :-)

  13. Hi Heather! Beautiful ripple…..hope it’s going well. Am working on a baby blanket largely based on your Baby Blanket Number 1 so pop over and have a look if you can tear yourself away from the Great Ripple Production!!! lol x

  14. Christine says:

    A really cheeky ask but do you think either you or Lucy would be able to write down the order of colours for the Granny stripe blanket. I have just started my 4th row and im already unsure whether its lavender or wisteria so what i’ll be like further on who knows, the colours on the computer don’t show up as well as they do in real life. if you dont get the time it doesnt matter. love all the baby blankets, my daughter has just learnt how to crochet and she is doing her first granny stripe for her friends expected baby, she has 22 weeks so fingers crossed she gets it done. thanks xx

  15. Nicole says:

    Hi Heather,
    I really enjoy reading your blog and I just ****love**** the colours in the Rainbow Ripple. I have tried seraching your blog but can’t see if you have listed the colours anywhere – if you get a chance can you let me know the various colours you used – Think I recognise some of them (Aspen / Cloud Blue / Magenta / Lipstick ???) but the yellow / Orange / Greens are fab and I am not sure which colour they are. Thanks a mill, Nicole.

  16. Kiki says:

    Hi Heather,

    I love your blanket and would love to try this out. I am having a hard time finding stylecraft special dk yarn. Could you share which site you use? Thanks so much:)

  17. THank you so much Heather. Just found one and already made a purchase:)Wish me luck as I am a beginner:)I am currently doing a granny blanket for a friend but once the shippment arrive for the ripple guess what I will be doing LOL.

  18. THank you so much Heather. Just found one and already made a purchase:)Wish me luck as I am a beginner:)I am currently doing a granny blanket for a friend but once the shippment arrive for the ripple guess what I will be doing LOL. Thanks for your prompt response

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