Friday, 4 November 2016

Autumn Ripple Blanket

About two years ago I made this lovely rainbow ripple blanket for a guy at my work who was having a baby (which you can get the pattern for on Raverly!).

It was so lush, I always wanted to make one for myself, and it's such an easy and quick pattern to make up as well. While Ivy's Mario blanket was made up in a similar way, it doesn't have as nice a shape as the ripple one, so I was really keen to give this pattern another shot.

I decided I was going to make one in an autumnal colour scheme (as those are pretty much the colours I live in myself), like mustard, teal and orange. After a huge amount of time searching for colours, and more time than I would care to admit looking for the perfect shade of mustard, I finally got a combo I was happy with. I got my wool from Love Knitting, which was a site I had never used before, but they just had such a lovely selection of brands and colours, they were perfect for this project. It can be so hard to find different Aran weight yarn, and other sites don't always have a huge selection (that I can afford anyway), but Love Knitting had so many to choose from, which is probably why it took me ages to find the pefect colours. Too much choice! The mustard yarn actually got posted from American, but only turned up a couple of days later! I would highly recommend them if you're looking for a larger than average selection.

Rainbow ripple blanket

Rainbow ripple blanket

Rainbow ripple blanket

Can we just appreciate this beautiful teal yarn! I love the flecks through it, it's so gorgeous. Also, I think I did manage to pick the perfect mustard, which also has little flecks running through it, but isn't too bright.

Rainbow ripple blanket

Rainbow ripple blanket

Rainbow ripple blanket

As I did with the last blanket, here's my feet for scale, because these blankets are huge!

Rainbow ripple blanket

I tried to be good and use some brown, red and orange that I already had in my stash, but as is the way, I ran out of red about half a round from the end, so had to buy another ball anyway! This cost me even more because I had obviously already placed my big yarn order and it was a ball of Caron Simply Soft, which are about 170g, and therefore more expensive. I just snagged this one of eBay to save me paying even more postage from some of the wool sites.

My original plan when I was made this was to use it for Ivy in her pram, but it was so cozy to snuggle under when I was making it, I think it might end up living on our couch. I am just in love with the colour combos!

Also I didn't need to block this blanket, as it just crochets itself into the best shape, with perfect points, which make it even more of a winner. This is just one of the best blanket patterns I have come across, and I highly recommend everyone make one!

Yarn Used:

  • Caron Simply Soft:
    • Autumn Red.
  • Stylecraft Special Aran:
    • Spice.
    • Emperor.
  • Hayfield Bonus Aran:
    • Barley.
  • Plymouth Yarn Encore Tweed:
    • 100.
  • Red Heart Soft:
    • Kiwi Green.
  • King Cole Fashion Aran:
    • Lewis.
Raverly project page.