Today’s blanket is my third all-blue ripple of the year, designed purposely to reduce the overwhelming amount of blue yarn that I have in my charity stash. As a reminder, here is the first, #7, which I so cleverly labeled ‘All Blue’. lol.
And the second was #9, ‘Blue Jeans’.
Today’s all-blue ripple features an all-blue variegated from WalMart’s Mainstay yarn line.
DH has named my third all-blue. . .
The main idea I had for this striping pattern was to swing between the lightest blue through to the darkest blue and back, over and over, across the length of the blanket, but, if you look closely, you’ll see that the number of rows I used of each shade of blue varies from one repeat to the next. For example, most stripes of the darkest blue are 2 rows wide, but near the blanket’s beginning and end I used only one row. Also I bordered 5 out of the 7 of the dark bands with a single row of the medium blue on each side, while the other two dark bands got double rows of medium blue.
This tells you that I had very little yarn to spare in this particular color combination and so wanted to squeeze as many rows as I possibly could out of each scrap ball!