Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Afghan in my Banner

Years ago, I was given 6 or 8 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in a beautiful blue and purple variegated colorway.  They came without wrappers so I don't even know the name of the color.  After that, whenever I got a blue-shade of Simply Soft, I stored it with the variegated.  I had a few ideas for an afghan but just wasn't inspired to make anything.  Then I found the Stained Glass Round Ripple 6 to 24 point on Craftsy.com by smoothfox.  I could envision this yarn in that afghan.

The pattern was easy to understand.  I modified the join a little, but didn't make many other changes.  I worked each color according to how much yarn I had, so in some cases the colors don't go in the exact order suggested by the pattern.  And I just kept stitching until I ran out of yarn.

I finished the afghan when we were at the beach in May.  The weathered deck was the perfect place to take the finished picture.

I love the way the colors almost make it look like it's one piece layered on top of another.  It's really striking.

Now, this afghan is draped over the back of our sofa. I would consider making this pattern again.  It was easy to memorize.  It was also one of those "potato chip" crochet projects.  You just wanted to add one more color to see the overall effect.  That's why it went so quickly.

If you want a pattern that produces impactful results, give the Stained Glass Round Ripple a try.

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