Having realised, some time after the event, that my ‘Soft Granny Ripple’ (title given by someone other than myself) was actually not the symmetrical design I had been aiming for, which had been a granny version of this sort of ripple. I created what I called my ‘Smooth Granny Ripple’. However realising that the original Granny Ripple was a hybrid of this and a gentler ripple, I resolved to turn the other half of the ripple into a pattern.
Now on Ravelry as “Slow Granny Ripple” –
For this I decided to revisit my spectrum colours, adding Sherbet between Cloud Blue and Aspen to give a total of sixteen colours.I decided to use them interleaved with black.
I started with Emperor as before and was getting a little bored with the cold colours but it really brightened up when I added in the orange (Jaffa).
Here is the main body of the blanket finished. I decided on a simple border, that wouldn’t upstage the body part, with an initial round of black treble (UK) groups followed by a row of dcs (UK). I then turned the blanket over and added grey trebles (UK).
I had run out of Stylecraft grey (Silver) yarn and I have been less happy with Stylecraft yarn of late finding it to have become rather rough and fluffy so I bought some basic acrylic yarn from Portswood Hardwarewhich seemed as good.
I finished off with another row of dcs (UK) in black. My plan for the blanket was to use it to embellish my Ikea Poang chair that I have in my study/guest bedroom. And here with my cushion added, as you would normally see it. The idea is that if I am in the study and feel a bit chilly it will make a good wrap. Now I have my three Granny Ripple patterns I can see an new eBook coming on!
Here is a comparison of all three.