Progress on the Ripple Afghan

I like how these colors are working up and so far I’m liking the yarn too (Caron Big Cake) except that I had 3 knots in the first big skein that had to be cut out and ends woven in … kind of defeats the purpose of having big skeins! Hopefully, the next two skeins won’t be like that. I think next time I use this yarn I’ll go up a hook size too – this isn’t bad but I think the drape would be just a little better with a larger hook. I’m 1/3 of the way done with this one.

One thing I like about this yarn is it’s an easy care acrylic, that’s a good thing in a donation blanket!

I was asked if I cut the yarn so the colors change at the row beginnings but nope, I’m not that worried about the color changing in the middle of rows and I’m not going to doing anything that creates more ends to weave in!! You can see a color switch in the photo below but I really feel they aren’t that noticeable when you look at the Afghan as a whole.

I finished another binding last night but no photo yet, the assembly of the Hexagon Flower top is in progress, and I pieced a back for the next top to get loaded on the longarm.


  1. I am simply astounded st how quickly you get these projects done! I crochet and quilt but not nearly as fast as you. I truly admire you!

  2. That is looking really nice. I don’t think anyone would even notice how the color changes. It just flows along. Very pretty!!

  3. I don’t understand people who cut the yarn to make the colour changes at the beginning of a row, surely the whole point of buying a variegated yarn cake is so you don’t have to deal with ends every time the colour changes!

  4. Great blanket. It’s irritating when you have knots in ball of yarn. A while ago I had the same thing happen with some knitting and I got the ball eplaced.

  5. This yarn stripes very nicely. I don’t think I have ever done a ripple stitching through both loops. I like that effect and think I’ll try that the next time I have the urge to crochet. I found a video on Utube for the Magic Knot…I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s called and I always use it when I can when yarn runs out in the middle of a row.
    xx, Carol

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