Friday, June 1, 2007

questions questions....

In the current questioning spirit that seems to be with us today I was wondering what is the biggest hook that anyone has used to make a ripple. I am loving my current blanket, but with a 4.5mm hook and dk yarn (as well as 240 chains) I am definitely in it for the long haul. I feel the need for some relatively instant gratification. Also, what is the thickest yarn anyone has gone for? (as a brit, I am a little hazy on the US nomenclature, but I will do my best!).
Thanking you all in advance (and happy June, by the way).

5 comments:

Kounting Sheep said...

The biggest hook I have used for a blanket was a size S, the biggest size they make. It took me one day to make and I used a chunky yarn. For ripples, the biggest I've used is a size K and it takes about a week to make lap ripple. If you don't have a bulky yarn, you can use two strands to make it thicker.

Anina said...

I'm currently using a size N on my 10lb ripple using Lion Wool-ease Thick and Quick. Just remember that, if you use a thick hook on thinner yarn the ripple may get misshapen and stretch quite easily.

Judy said...

I showed a photo of my first ripple in my first post here. It was a pattern from "Afghans for All Seasons," and was a P hook with 2 strands of worsted held together. It's a nice sofa-weight afghan, and it crocheted up VERY quickly.

medicgirl81 said...

I used wool ease thick and quick and a size Q. Lovely, drape, works up faster than smaller yarns/hooks.

mama k said...

I used a Q hook and a double strand of worsted weight for my brother's Christmas blanket. I put a pic up in my first post. Good luck!