Thursday, September 30, 2010

Baby Ripple



A finished ripple, for my soon-to-be baby niece. I'd had a bunch of Knitpicks Shine Worsted stashed for ages, and FINALLY it became this blanket. I love the colors, and the yarn gets amazing drape.

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

Its really beautiful. Love the colors :)

Lallee said...

The colors are beautiful. Nicely done!

margot said...

This is gorgeous! Could you share more particulars? What pattern do you use? Hook size? Etc.? I am not a crocheter but would love to get started and this could be my inspiration!

Leah said...

Margot, the pattern is Soft Waves from Jan Eaton's book. It's my go-to pattern, and wonderfully easy once you get the hang of it. In fact, I have it memorized. The hook was, I believe, a size E for the Shine Worsted from Knitpicks, very inexpensive and pretty. I usually just pick a color palette I like and then randomly add colors.

Oh and I would recommend Clover ergonomic crochet hooks--they're wonderful. Email me anytime if you have more questions:

theweatherinthestreets@gmail.com

Valerie said...

Oh this is just beautiful. I am trying to crochet a baby blanket. I am a beginner at everything I do but want to learn.

Camille said...

Beautiful soft waves afghan and the pattern is just what I am looking for. Jan Eaton has several books out. Which of her books has the Sof Waves pattern? Thank you! Camille

Nisha said...

Looks great! congrats on your new niece!

VeronicaMade said...

Leah, did you have problems with this pattern? I just tried using this pattern and I couldn't get the number of stitches to come out right to match the pattern repeat in the book, no matter how many different multiples of 12 (+3) I used. I've read online that this pattern has mistakes but I can't find any errata for it. How did you make your blanket come out right? It looks perfect.

Amber said...

So colorful! The baby will absolutely love it, I'm sure! :)

Leah said...

Veronica, have you made sure that you're putting your starting double crochet into the same stitch as the base of the starting/turning double crochet? So that there are two stitches in one at both the beginning and end of each row? That threw me off a bit at first.

boo4baby said...

Haven't seen you in a while, but I keep checking your blog. Hope you are back soon.

Stephanie K. said...

I had no idea there could be a whole blog dedicated to ripple afghans. But this baby blanket is so luscious. My almost-two-year old has a colourful-striped blankie knitted for her when I was expecting her, by the grandmother of one of my students. It must be snuck to the washer under my shirt because it is her BINKY and must go with her everywhere. I suspect this blanket you made will enjoy the same popularity!!

PamC said...

DELICIOUS! This is the kind of ripple I love--beautiful colors and lots of them. I've got to get that Jan Eaton book, I keep seeing FOs made from it that I love, including this one.

Hahnsmum. said...

This Ripple makes me say--- Oooo its just Lovely. The colours are just right.. Bright, cheerful & very pretty colours.. Best Wishes.. X X X