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Ripple blanket edging?

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Re: Ripple blanket edging?

Postby clothmama » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:35 pm

Allie wrote:Thanks @clothmama, I think I've mastered the practice piece:

Well done! :thumbsup: :widesmile:

Are they slightly different thickness yarns? It looks like it goes out a bit on the pink section but I counted all your stitches and it all looks good! The only thing I didn't do that she said was tie knots in the joining of the 2 colours of yarn - i thought it left too much of a bobble and felt it better just to do it the normal way. Oh and there is a help / FAQ section ont he blanket and she shows how she threads both ends of yarn together then back out to the edges, I have been doing them individually so as not make it so lumpy iyswim. @al

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Re: Ripple blanket edging?

Postby Allie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:11 pm

clothmama wrote:
Allie wrote:Thanks @clothmama, I think I've mastered the practice piece:

Well done! :thumbsup: :widesmile:

Are they slightly different thickness yarns? It looks like it goes out a bit on the pink section but I counted all your stitches and it all looks good! The only thing I didn't do that she said was tie knots in the joining of the 2 colours of yarn - i thought it left too much of a bobble and felt it better just to do it the normal way. Oh and there is a help / FAQ section ont he blanket and she shows how she threads both ends of yarn together then back out to the edges, I have been doing them individually so as not make it so lumpy iyswim. @al


It's all the same yarn @clothmama, it's self striping. I need to.look at the FAQS as I've started the actual blanket and something isn't quite right :-?

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Re: Ripple blanket edging?

Postby clothmama » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:43 pm

Allie wrote:It's all the same yarn @clothmama, it's self striping. I need to.look at the FAQS as I've started the actual blanket and something isn't quite right :-?

do you want to take a pic and I can have a look for you? Let me have another look at your test too (with my glasses on :hohoho: ) as it doesn't look quite right in that the sides aren't straight (or is that just the picture??) @Allie

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Re: Ripple blanket edging?

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:56 pm

@Allie, I agree with @clothmama could well be a tension issue though with you being so new to crochet. I remember my first ripple blanket having some unevenness but it did come out when I blocked. Could also be your turning chains but I haven't counted your stitches.

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Re: Ripple blanket edging?

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:01 pm

So, a quick look tells me a couple of your stitch counts are iffy (I've only looked at the pink section quickly, the multi coloured bit sends my eyes funny :lol: ).
There is an easier way to get the same look if you're interested and don't mind starting over?

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Re: Ripple blanket edging?

Postby clothmama » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:10 pm

0_Lisa_0 wrote:So, a quick look tells me a couple of your stitch counts are iffy (I've only looked at the pink section quickly, the multi coloured bit sends my eyes funny :lol: ).
There is an easier way to get the same look if you're interested and don't mind starting over?


Oh I'm curious @0_Lisa_0 I'd love to hear of an easier way to do ripple blankets!

0_Lisa_0 wrote:Could also be your turning chains but I haven't counted your stitches.

I just counted top (pink) and the lowest row I could on the other and seemed to be the same stitch count but then I'm a bit blind!

Have you done any more or are you busy doing dinner @Allie ?

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Re: Ripple blanket edging?

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:09 pm

clothmama wrote:
0_Lisa_0 wrote:So, a quick look tells me a couple of your stitch counts are iffy (I've only looked at the pink section quickly, the multi coloured bit sends my eyes funny :lol: ).
There is an easier way to get the same look if you're interested and don't mind starting over?


Oh I'm curious @0_Lisa_0 I'd love to hear of an easier way to do ripple blankets!


Starting chain needs to be a multiple of 14 plus 8
So the way I do it: ch2 (not a st) DC2TOG (on your foundation ch this will be 3rd chain from your hook) *5 DC, DC 3 IN SAME ST, 5 DC, DC3TOG * rep to last 6, 5 DC, 2DC in last st
Next row: ch2 (not a st), 2 DC in 1st ST, *5DC, DC3TOG, 5DC, 3DC IN SAME ST* rep to last 2

These 2 rows form the pattern (I've just tested it super quickly as I cant find my blog post with it on) but I find this gives a more defined wave than the attic 24 one and you don't need to count because it's easier to see where your stitches should fall.
HTH

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Re: Ripple blanket edging?

Postby Allie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:05 pm

Thanks @clothmama, @0_Lisa_0. I've given up for now and frogged it. My tension is quite uneven still so I'm going to keep practicing swatches until it's a little better then I'll try again.

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