Monday, June 25, 2007

?? from a newbie

Hi, my name is Chas. I have been aching to ripple with you for a while now and I have started my own ripple finally... soft waves. I have a question to pose to you though....
Do you see?? Is it me? Is this right?? It seems to be 'smooshed?'??? Should it look that way?? Will it all work out?
I have 4 rows of 252 stitches +3!!!... I can't afford to be wrong!!!!!
Thanks for all your help from this crazy lady who can't figure it out herself! :)

9 comments:

Carola said...

Now, I have never done a ripple myself, but it looks as though you should increase in the beginning of each row, and you've missed doing that, which is why the first ripple is shrinking each row. Other than that it looks okay to me. Mind you, I'd wait till someone who knows what they're talking about comments ;)

debbie said...

your soft waves look a lot better than my first attempts! the only thing i can think is that the previous row (lavender)might be off count! just be sure you are doing the correct number of increases and decreases - i was doing my 2dctog wrong and ended up with 'scallops' instead of waves....

lillypaws said...

Looks good. I use this pattern: http://www.citiusa.com/ripple.html
I like easy since I am in nursing school and I don't like to think when I don't have to...LOL...AND mistakes aren't bad. It is very special to be a beginner. That is what my art teacher told me.

Cindy said...

I have heard from several others and from trying myself, that pattern has some errors in it. I never was able to make it work, but try visiting http://www.frogginqueen.blogspot.com. She figured out some corrections,and is nice enough to share, but by the time I got them, I was so frustrated, I started a granny ripple instead.

sabrina d. said...

I agree with the first commenter. The photo's a little blurry, but it looks like you're decreasing your stitches on the edge as you go along.

After your two dc2tog, you should dc three times, and then, dc twice into the last loops remaining. So it should go dc2tog, dc2tog, dc, dc, dc, (dc, dc). So you should see five dcs there. Then you work the turning chain (ch 3), and turn, inserting your hook under the loops between those two dcs in the same stitch. After you turn it but before you start working it, you should be able to eyeball it so that you see which four stitches are roughly centered over the dip (so those four will be your two dc2togs), then count backwards to your hook, you should have 4 loops to work under, then the turning chain.

Does that help any? :)

Tina - omme i London said...

Are you increasing at the top of the ripple at all?
It looks to me like you are only decreasing and not increasing at all. What do you do at the top of the wave?

Kelly said...

I'm new to rippling but I did notice that you are doing just one row of the color whereas most of the ripples I have seen show two rows of each, e.g. ripple yellow all the way one way, then all the way back down, THEN start a new color and do the same. - two rows each.

Michelle said...

Thanks Cindy for posting my blog:) If anyone needs the corrected version feel free to email me and I'll send it right out... m_darcey@yahoo.com

Chas said...

Hmmm... I don't know much... but I do realize I have only done one line of each color... rats... :|. I will start afresh. There is no reason to go into a lot of expense AND time for not a great final product.. eh? I am going to have to try and work this out, with my next attempt! Thanks!! :)