Thursday, March 22, 2007
New 8 Point Wavy Ripple Pattern
I created this ripple after Dawn at the Ripple Along mentioned she wanted one with a solid core rather than the lacy one in my previous pattern. I don't know if this is what she had in mind. This one is easy peasy! I call it the 8 Point Wavy Ripple.
***THE PATTERN FOR THE 8 POINT WAVY RIPPLE HAS BEEN REMOVED. I HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT NOT LYING FLAT IN THE CENTER THE WAY IT SHOULD HAVE. IF I CAN FIX IT, I'LL PUT THE PATTERN BACK UP.***
I also realized this afternoon after finishing 2 swatches for this ripple that I have spent so much time creating these patterns and swatches that I probably could have finished my first round ripple afghan for the ripple along by now.
I have pictures of my progress on the second one I started based on my pattern for the Gentle Waves Ripple. Bernie thinks it's too "loud" but he hasn't seen the beautiful ripples everyone is creating for the ripple along. I had to remind him that I am part Filipino and that we're a colorful people! I am not always feeling my color choices but it's really fun to look at.
This last picture is the swatch I came up with before settling on the 8 point afghan.
I thought it automatically had to have 12 points because that's what I'm currently working on but in order to get the right stitch count to make 12 points I had to have a pretty big center section of increases. I just didn't like the way it looks. It is more round than wavy and didn't ripple enough for my taste. I tried to crochet into the back loops only to try and emphasize the ripple but it just didn't work for me. I realized that the openwork in my original pattern is what helped set up the deep ripple effect. You can really see this when you compare the pictures of all three afghan patterns together. At least we now have options!