Ripple of the Week #20 – And a Third

Both of my earlier Round Baby Ripples weighed about fourteen ounces, so I assumed that this twelve ounces of Jack Frost Wintuk Sport ‘Buttercup’ and two ounces of chartreuse would be enough for a third.

438 yellow & chartreuse

These yarns would provide six rows of yellow to every one row of green.  To make things a little more exciting I thought I’d start with just four of yellow with one of green, repeat that twice, then increase to 5 rounds yellow and one green, and end by repeating 6 yellow, one green until I ran out of green.

I was pleasantly surprised by just how lovely the yellow feels; for being a long discontinued acrylic, it’s quite fluffy and soft!

Just nine rounds in I stopped to reconsider. I was wondering what a little of my precious ‘Petal Rose’ Caldor Sport Yarn, one of the only two pinks in my sport yarn stash,

438 'Petal Rose' yarn

might add to the mix.

438 and some rose

O.K., so maybe the best place for it isn’t right next to the Chartreuse like that, lol, but with plenty of yellow between them. . .

Oooooh, yes, I like!!

438 close-up

Wow!! What a difference just one ounce of ‘Petal Rose’ makes in this baby ripple! I’m so glad that I changed my mind.

Primrose Path

438 full view

This springlike ripple measures 37″ in the valley, 43 at the points and weighs 13 1/2 ounces. The single round green edging goes * 1 sc, chain 2, skip 1 dc, and then repeat from the *. Plus, whenever I came to a valley I skipped two dc, but at the very tip of each point I didn’t skip any.

438 green edging

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15 Responses to Ripple of the Week #20 – And a Third

  1. Sharon says:

    Hello!! You seem to be able to make any color combination look great!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!
    Sharon

  2. Wawanna says:

    Quite dramatic! Love it. It makes a huge difference!

  3. Anastacia says:

    Adding the pink definitely makes this blanket.

  4. debbie roberts says:

    Linda what a beautiful job! The colors are awesome!

  5. Edith says:

    I Love it! May have to copy this one some day 🙂

  6. Bettina says:

    WOW – what a spectacular outcome. Looks fantastic, Linda

  7. another Sharon (sharonb42 says:

    Love it, think I will also have to make one like this. I love your site, keep up the good work.

  8. daniellajoe says:

    Stunning!!! The colors complement each other perfectly 🙂

  9. I absolutely LOVE these colors together! The addition of the rose was a touch of genius. Genius, I tell you!

    I’ve been drooling over the Waverly for Bernat line of worsted. Mary Maxim online has it on sale (clearanced?) for $1.99. They only offer about a dozen colors, but Celadon is one of them. Celadon is quite similar to your chartreuse. I am hoping the price holds for next month’s yarn budget!

    • That’s an Excellent deal on the Waverly. . . I sure hope there will be some left!

      Hey, Mary ~ Set aside a little Celadon at $1.99 for Karen, would ya? Thanks!!

      I just ordered some #10 crochet cotton for weaving from JoAnns online. It was half off with free shipping. 🙂

      • Half off AND free shipping? Girl, you find all the great deals! A Ravelry friend said Mary has some Waverly on sale most of the time. Very interesting, says I!

      • Well, I did have to spend $50 to get the free shipping, which is alot of crochet cotton, but you already know that I’m not afraid of a little stash accumulation. lol. And it’ll disappear quickly when I start weaving large items like table runners.

        ” Girl, you find all the great deals!” – Only cuz JoAnn sends me countless emails.
        You can probably sign up for the same kind of harassment service from Mary. 🙂

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