Sunday, August 12, 2007

Onward!

I started up an afghan for my Dad for his Christmas gift. I decided that although a washable item would be really, really, nice, I wanted to do something that was warm and light and just hang the washing factor. So I went with KnitPicks fingering weight 100% wool yarn. The yarn is called Palette and what I used for my Peggle afghan.

I decided to do blues, with navy being the dominant color. Here it is:

ripple afghan for dad in a pattern called Waterfall

This is another pattern from the 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns book, number 148 called Waterfall. Nice pattern with no errors. Unfortunately, I did a gauge swatch using one of the blues, instead of the navy. The navy is thinner, and I am finding whatever yarn you use to start really sets the size tone for the whole project. I was trying for 45 inches wide, and it is 51. Ooooooooops. That means I should order another ball of the navy. That might be tricky, because I purchased it back in July. I have an email into KnitPicks to see if they still have that lot number. I may need to call tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Peace,
Susan (aka ZenKnit)

4 comments:

Patricia said...

I really love the different shades of blue. Looks good with the navy.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Very interesting and beautiful design. (I have to get me a copy of that book.)

Gracehoper said...

I really like the colors you chose and the pattern too. I'm doing the soft wave pattern right now but will look at your pattern in my copy of the book - if it is easy enough I'd like to use it for my next one.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

It is a pretty easy pattern, easy to memorize and no errors so that is a big plus. The one open lacy row is very easy to do too. Thanks for the great compliments (everyone).