This little photo ad for a polo shirt, that’s been tacked on my bulletin board for several months, suddenly inspired me to run to the attic in search of Bright Pink and Peach acrylic yarns! – That model reminds me of Skipper, Barbie’s younger sister. . . the vintage version. I hear she’s now a brunette with a purple streak. –
Well, I didn’t have enough peach and pink yarns to create a ripple as simply striped as the polo shirt, and my ‘Bright Pink’ is really more of a medium rose, but, by adding some light burgundy and rust (RHSS Coral), I still managed to come up with a pretty good looking ripple , which I’m calling
Tropical Fruit Salad
It’s interesting, at least to me, that the rose, burgundy and peach yarns are all heavier than the RHSS Coral. – I think they may be Caron One Pound; I’m not sure as they had no labels. – To get the RHSS to match the larger yarns’ stitch gauge, I switched up one size to an I hook (5 mm) whenever I crocheted a Coral row, but that was too
open flimsy, so I also switched those rows from dcs to hdcs, which came out a little denser. I’m very happy with my results. Yay!