I’m picking this up every now and then, to add a row or so. It’s undemanding and relaxing crochet. I think this is why I like ripple blankets so much; they’re easy and there aren’t a crazy number of ends, like you get with multi-coloured motifs.
To choose the colours I laid out a selection of swatches I’ve made up. I chose mainly greys, purples, blues, pinks and a couple of greens. I don’t follow rules or use a colour wheel; I just instinctively choose what I like and discard what doesn’t work. Sometimes advice about selecting colours can make it sound like a dry and humourless business, though I appreciate everyone’s approach will be different.
The process took me about 3 minutes. I wondered about adding 2 other colours over the weekend, but have decided against them.
Stylecraft Special DK:
I still can’t think of the right name for this blanket. I’ve just asked for suggestions here and had “Benjamin”. Brian the V Stitch scarf was one thing, but this is not going to be called Benjamin!
Sorbet ripple blanket is beautiful x
Your sorbet ripple blanket is beautiful x
Not sure that’s it, but thank you for the suggestion – it’s 10 times better than Benjamin!
“Shades of jewel”. :-)
I noticed in your list of colours you had plum twice. Can you tell me what the other colour is please? I love the combination!
Well spotted Christine! Luckily I have my notebook with me in Cornwall – the missing colour is sage (I’ve amended the mistake.)
What are you going to make with this colour combo? I’d love to see a picture or two as it develops.
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