Monday, May 21, 2007

New Rippler (With Questions)

Hi everybody! I'm the new rippler in town. I've got one skein in every color of Knitpicks Shine Sport and a size G hook just waiting for some free time. I'm so excited!

In the mean time, I've been swatching, and I think something is wrong. I did the whole borrow-the-book-from-the-library-and-copy-down-the-pattern thing, and I think I made a mistake in the set-up rows. The pattern is (you guessed it) Soft Waves. In the version I scribbled all three rows are identical (except row 1 starts with the 4th chain instead of the 1st stitch), and I feel like that just can't be right (otherwise why would the pattern be three rows and not one or two?). Also my swatches have strangely sloping edges.

If anyone can shed some light on this by emailing me with the set-up rows (1&2), that would be fantastic! The book is already checked out elsewhere, and I don't know how else I'll get a look at the pattern. You can't expect me to wait a month to start rippling, can you?

claudzilla [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thank you!


ArtsyAndi said...

As odd as it is you have it right. Once you work the foundation row you just keep repeating the same pattern.

After the foundation row, just work 4 dc at the beginning of each row and work the (decrease, dc, increase, dc...) pattern until you get to the end (You should end with an increase in the last chain that you made on the prior row) then chain 4, flip and do it again.

I tried to make it a lot harder than it is too. A lot of people seem to have trouble with the pattern.

Claudia said...

Hooray for clarity! Thank you!

Michelle said...

Hello, I'm not sure if I have sent you the corrected version(I've sent it out ALOT)So if you want just email me and I'll send it to you:)

woolywoman said...

To avoid sloping sides, make sure you work into the turning chain on your way back. I mark my chain one or chain three with a bobby(hair) pin so that I don't forget about it on the way back. After you do the set up row, you just repeat the double crochet row and the single crochet row for ever.

Lulu said...

i have lots of trouble with any ripple pattern i try..One end is always longer than the other, its weird, dont know why..