05 Feb


Today is my mom’s birthday! Which means, I can now show the Ripple Afghan I made for her. Like the one I made for me, it is attic24‘s “Neat Ripple” pattern.

I started with a chain of 157. After some trials, that was the right length to get two stripes from each skein of yarn. I don’t have the right kind of stitch markers for crochet, but the rolling hook thingies for track-mounted drapes worked just fine, and I have lots of those.

I used Mission Falls 1824 (3 Thyme, 3 Sprout, 6 Earth, 2 Denim, 3 Oatmeal, 2 Russet, 3 Amethyst), superwash merino wool and 2 balls of Dream in Color Classy (Blue Lagoon and Strange Harvest). I’ve completely forgotten the final size, though it’s perfect for snuggling on the couch.

And this is all that’s left of those 26 skeins of wool.

11 thoughts on “Ripple

  1. Happy Birthday to your Mom! And isn’t she the lucky one to be receiving that afghan. It is really stunning. Have a great weekend.

  2. Yes, I am the lucky one. The colors look fabulous in our den and it was nice and cozy when I relaxed with my book this afternoon. Photo to follow. Thanks, Kristin.
    Love, Mom

  3. Thanks for keeping both your mother’s bod AND her soul warm. She’ll think of you each and every time she covers up!

    Ya done good!

  4. I love it! If I hadn’t just finished an afghan, I think I’d be starting one. It looks beautiful in your mom’s house– art nouveau style it seems.
    I will definitely check out the pattern.

  5. I’ve been wanting to make a ripple afghan like the one that my grandmother made. This just makes me want to get out there and get started all the more. It’s beautiful and I’m sure that your mom loves it.

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