I want to show you another ripple in my blanket stash. I crocheted it early this summer during rhubarb season. It was so much fun to make and I love the way it turned out!! Instead of planning every stripe before I began, like I usually do, I made some color choices while I was crocheting.
I had a full skein of only the sage green. The other five yarns I used were partial skeins or scrap balls. To simplify matters, I made a few color arrangements consistent through the entire blanket. 1) All the multiple color bands are either bordered by rows of dark and light burgundy, or by a row of the variegated yarn, and 2) there are two rows of Red Heart’s Light Sage in-between all the color bands. I played around putting different colors inside the bands and repeating colors (bright rose, tan and cream) to create a rhythm. Once I crocheted the afghan’s center band, I repeated everything in reverse order to finish.
This blanket reminds me of how much fun working with a bold variegated yarn can be. Looking over the recently finished ripples shown on my Ravelry project page, I can see the last bold one was in “Beach Umbrella”, over a month ago! Why has it been so long? I’m sure there’s at least one more bold variegated lurking in my charity yarn stash!