This is the second ripple I’ve made with the peach yarn I harvested from a $1.50 thrift store find.
The first was Peach Melba.
Peachy! Tiger is rather shocking in comparison. Its wide stripes seem to move about in a disturbed jarring sort of way that I don’t much care for.
I tried something different, using what I call a rolling stripe pattern instead of a simple repeating one. Let me explain.
Just ignore the variegated yarn for the moment; a single row of it comes after every solid stripe and isn’t a part of the rolling pattern.
That leaves the three solid colors of yarn: brown, rust, and peach. Usually I choose a particular order for them, like rust, brown, peach, and then just repeat that sequence over and over: rust, brown, peach – rst, brwn, pch – rbp – rbp – rbp, etc.
Instead, in Peachy! Tiger, I went rust, brown, peach, then brown, peach, rust, followed by peach, rust, brown, then I began again. In ‘stripe sequence shorthand’ this reads: rbp, bpr, prb, – rbp, bpr, prb, etc., which ends up being its own looong repeating sequence.
Hmmm, was that at least a little interesting to read about? lol.
In conclusion, I think the ‘rolling stripe sequence thing’ probably works better with lots of different colors of yarn, not just three, and without the inclusion of such a strong variegated yarn.
For those of you who like to know such things – the brown yarn is RHSS ‘Coffee’ and the rust is RHSS ‘Carrot’.
There’s enough of the unknown variegated left for me to crochet seven more ripple rows, just enough to perk up another blanket! Maybe I’ll like that one better.