I've now started a second ripple blanket and I have to say I much prefer it. The first one was more open, and in hindsight I should have used a smaller hook than the pattern said. But, me being me, had done a fair few rows when I decided this and so was too idle to rip it out and start again. Also, it was only when I started working on this one that I realised how much more I liked it than the first one! I had nothing to compare the first one with! This is a slightly different pattern from the Blackberry Ripple, in that one it was treble three together twice to create the valley and treble three into two consecutive stitches to create the peak. The new one only needs treble two together twice for the valley and two treble into two consecutive stitches for the peak.
I'm using Stylecraft special DK, it has an amazing range of colours and is lovely to work with.
I'm finding this rippling really relaxing and as I started off with 280 chain I'm being realistic and thinking of it as a long term project. I'm usually quite impatient but I'm not going to beat myself up about finishing this but rather give myself permission to enjoy it.
The colour sequence is not planned at all! I'm just laying the last row done over a few colours and seeing which one the blanket chooses. Sometimes it's not good looking at the rows I did the night before as the light really changes the look of the colours. Some I have not liked at all! But I've cracked on, and usually when other colours are worked, it all seems to fit together.
Your opinion may be completely different though, you may be sitting there (if anybody is sitting there reading my rambling) shaking your head and thinking, poor delusional woman, what a disastrous colour choice! If you do think that and leave a comment, please be gentle with me :-)