Lots of Bang for Very Little Buck
Ripple patterns are perennial favorites! They look like a lot of work, but they're actually fairly simple. At its most basic, ripples are just increases and decreases lined up. When you line up decreases, you create a valley; when you line up increases, you create a mountain. You can put anything you want in between the increases and decreases. Even the most basic of ripples look super fancy, but if you then add other details, you can get some of the most stunning pieces ever!
Make a simple ripple with a long-color change yarn like Major or gradient yarn like Whirl. Take up the difficulty a step and practice your color changing skills by switching colors every so often. Add some serious pizazz by using two gradient yarns, so the colors change against each other as you switch colors every other row.
Here are a few ripple patterns that we love!
Basic Knit Ripple Blanket:
Anthem Rondo Harvest Lapghan by Cascade Yarns FREE direct PDF Download
Basic Crochet Ripple Blanket:
Ripple Throw Blanket by Jessica Cooper
Knit Round Ripple:
The Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood FREE PATTERN
Crochet Round Ripple:
Lyn's Round Ripple Baby Afghan by Lyn's Designs FREE PATTERN on the Internet Wayback Machine
Knit Center-out Square Ripple:
Magical Mystery Throw by Universal Yarn FREE PATTERN
Crochet Center-out Square Ripple:
Quadrippled by Mel Harrison $4 in-store or on Ravelry (Ravelry link)
Knit Ripple Scarf:
Simple Ripple Scarf by Loop Knit Lounge FREE PATTERN
Crochet Ripple Scarf/Stole (plus motifs):
Ripple As You Go by Mandobug FREE Ravelry Download (Ravelry link)
We hope you love ripples as much as we do!
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