Ripple of the Week – #38 – Blue Jeans

This week’s ripple was inspired by this partial photo of a striped sweater that I clipped from a magazine. What a manly mix of colors!

Unfortunately, I ran out of one of the yarns! It’s one of a very few times I have had that happen while crocheting a ripple. Normally I can plan to crochet at least three ripple rows from each ounce of yarn, but somehow I managed to run out of my main color, a medium blue, with just HALF A ROW to go!

Luckily, I found a good substitute after only visiting JoAnns and Michaels. It’s Waverly for Bernat’s “Blue Gown”.

Except for its texture, which is much softer and smoother than the original blue yarn (brand name unknown), this is a very close match!

This ripple makes me think of both soft faded blue jeans and crisp new, deep indigo ones. Its white stripes glow, just like a white shirt does when worn with any shade of blue jeans. Since I didn’t have enough navy yarn to complete my striping plan, I put in two burgundy stripes. What a difference those two stripes make in the afghan’s overall look!

11,418  stitches – 455,998 stitches donated so far this year

I don’t think you would have noticed the two odd rows of “Blue Gown”, but now that I’ve told you about them, they’ll be our little secret. Shhhh. They’re the last two medium blue rows on the right end.

P.S. For those of you who are wondering, yes, of course, I used a coupon. A 40% discount made the skein of yarn $2.09.

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6 Responses to Ripple of the Week – #38 – Blue Jeans

  1. Beth says:

    Uhhh, I didn’t notice any difference. I like it!

  2. Linda says:

    Cromad left a message over in Ravelry September 14, 2011 at 11:02 am:

    “Love the new ripple…the burgandy works very well at either end, it might have been a bit dull without it but with the burgandy in, it ‘pops’!”

    My reply:

    Yes, the ripple was dull without the burgundy – just like the sweater in the pic. I was going to say that DH would’ve preferred it that way. (Men – they can be so afraid of a little Color! LOL), but he recently bought himself a burgundy shirt!! gasp 🙂

  3. Linda says:

    atelierdesoyun commented in Ravelry at 10:14 AM September 14, 2011.

    She said: “fabulous!”

    I answered: “thanks!”

    To which she replied: “You’re welcome!
    Thanks for sharing your work. So much inspiring~
    Happy stitching! ♥”

  4. psmflowerlady/Tammy says:

    The burgundy definitely MAKES this ghan. Another great one!

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