Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Palette Ripple




There are some great new projects here, how exciting!

A new ripple has been a long time in the conceiving stage. I'd wanted to make one that I liked as much as my old Rowan Ripple, but couldn't find just the right yarn. Along came Knitpicks Palette, originally purchased for a finicky colorwork purse. At around 2 dollars a substantial skein, this fingering weight yarn comes in an insane range of saturated colors and is a fabulous bargain. I'm using a size E Clover crochet hook with ergonomic handle, and the whole experience is delightful--the yarn isn't splitty, but moves along the hook with speed and ease and shows the swoops and peaks of the ripple pattern very nicely. I'm in deep like with Palette, I can tell you. And I'm really happy with the crazy color combo of this blanket. All in all, a satisfying project.

11 comments:

Ghost said...

WHAt a great idea to use the color palette. I am really loving it.

Jennifer said...

Very pretty... but all your ripples are! I love all the colors

Keri said...

Ah, the colors are awesome. Isn't it delightful to crochet with nice, smooth yarn? Your ripples look so relaxing - make me want to pick mine up and work on it. :)

Crochet Christy said...

This is so pretty!

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

Awesome. I love my Palette Ripple as well. I am thinking about doing another - especially since I have moved into another bedroom in my house and there are different colors now.

Peace

Therese said...

Love the colors.
Therese

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I like this idea. Very beautiful

Leah said...

Susan--I looked, but wasn't sure where to find a pic of your Palette Ripple. I'm very curious to see it!

Leah said...

Never mind--I just found both your Palette afghans, and they're absolutely gorgeous.

het lieveheersbeestje said...

Oh, this is só beautiful!! Real art! Great idea, I might try it myself sometimes..

Cecilia said...

beautiful!