I do love the look of a ripple afghan but, for some reason, I have yet to try and tackle that type of design. I guess there is no reason I haven’t, other than I wanted to try a pattern that was different to the hundred other ripples I see when I search for patterns. At any rate I have decided now that I will try my hand and hook at a ripple.
I found Ripple Afghans at Leisure Arts and was totally taken by the cover afghan, I love the chunky look, the fall colors and the sharp edges, all together they give it a lot of personality. My only problem was when I looked through the book I found another one I loved just as much but for different a reason and now I fear I will need to make two!
The second one I love is called Vintage Lace and, as you might imagine, it has that certain singular color, classic look that always catches my eye. The ripples for beautiful textured arrows and there is a lovely, delicate looking lace outline.
In all, you will find seven designs that are all fresh takes on the ripple and they all use medium or bulky yarns. The skill level ranges from easy to intermediate but if you get stuck, this book has a great resource for you. Anything that might be complicated has an online tutorial. That is so helpful because when you are learning a new technique it is so helpful to actual see it performed.
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