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.