#26 Another All Blue

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.

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And the second was #9, ‘Blue Jeans’.

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Today’s all-blue ripple features an all-blue variegated from WalMart’s Mainstay yarn line.

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DH has named my third all-blue. . .

Running Water

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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.

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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!

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5 Responses to #26 Another All Blue

  1. Kathy says:

    Very nice! Love the name…it does look like running water!
    Kathy 🙂

  2. I luv blues!! And oh my gosh, what wonderful beauties you create!

  3. Cyndie says:

    Hi Im new to your page and I love your afghans. They are so pretty. I Know you said u bought them but you also make them? How long does it take to make one. I Watched a video over at you
    Tube they have a granny ripple it is very cool. Do you make them?

    • Hi Cyndie! Welcome to alottastitches.

      Yes, on my blog you’ll see a few afghans that I bought and then enlarged or at accented with a new border, but I crocheted the rest, including both of the blue ripples that I mentioned in this post.

      I average one small (aprox. 34″ x 54″) kid-sized blanket per week. You can see many of my blankets at once, HERE, on my Ravelry project page. Nope, not a single granny ripple among them! I have yet to try that particular pattern.

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