I thought I’d find a really good way to
use up show off my remaining Red Heart Fiesta ‘Light Periwinkle’ .
It’s about time! I bought 4 skeins of it at Savers for 75¢ each – yay! – back in April of 2012. ‘Hilltops and Fair Skies’, Ripple #35 of that year, took a tad over 2 skeins. The rest has waited in my charity stash ever since.
This ad photo of a striped summer tee
gave me the idea of mixing various width stripes of ‘Light Periwinkle’ and navy.
Using up both Old Stash and a few of my many small balls and partial skeins of navy yarns
was going to make this ripple a Big Win-Win for me!
With 10 ounces of Fiesta and over a pound of the navy, I knew I had enough for one of my usual kid-sized ripples. (10 + 16 = 26 oz. x 3.33 rows/ounce = 86 rows) But then I thought a little more about the 5 to 8 ratio of blue (10 ounces) to navy (16 ounces) Hmmm. Heavy on the navy, it would be a Rather Dark Ripple. So I dove back into stash for these two partial skeins of solid blue (4 ounces) that are sooo similar to my Light Periwinkle Fiesta.
A little more blue, a little less navy. . . I was liking this blanket more and more!
I decided early on that I wasn’t even going to try to duplicate the complicated striping pattern of that inspirational top!
I’m very pleased with my simpler version.
That’s one and a half more pounds of blue yarns turned into
Ripply goodness. My Blue Stashdown is going well!