Friday, June 22, 2012

Finished Object Friday: Scrap Ripple Cloth


It's a beautiful Friday morning here in Toronto, sunny and seasonably warm. The oppressive heat and humidity of the last few days came to a rainy and stormy end last night. Looks like it's going to be a really nice day and a nice weekend!

For show and tell today I have a Scrap Ripple Cloth. The pattern is written for worsted weight cotton but I decided to use up some fingering weight cotton scraps so my foundation chain row was 54 ch (a multiple of 11 ch, plus 10) on a 2.25mm hook. The resulting cloth is 7" wide, and after a few more of these my urge to crochet a scrap ripple blanket should be completely cured!

In her pattern directions, Anastacia Zittel remarks "I vetoed using plain single crochet or plain double crochet because I felt that was too boring – hence mixing the two in this cloth!" She's right, it does make it more interesting. My shell pink stripes are repeats of Anastacia's first five rows and the narrower lilac purple stripes are just rows 2-4 ... mostly because I only had a small amount of purple. I had hoped to add a few more colours - ivory and burgundy - but the yarn weights were too mismatched so it's just these two colours.

So it ends up as a very lightweight, very fine, very pastel cloth, perhaps more suitable as a baby girl's washcloth than a dishcloth. This cloth took 20 grams of yarn, leaving me with 24 grams leftover of mostly pink. My thought is to make a matching cloth in just pink (hurray that means fewer ends to weave in!) and then bundle them with some baby wash and a small tub toy for a shower gift.

I'm heading over to Tami's Amis now to see what everyone else is 'showing and telling'. Why not have a look for yourself?

21 comments:

Liz said...

I love the cloth! The ripple blankets people make both tempt and terrify me! These sound like a great comprimise. I love how the colours work together :)

Babajeza said...

This will be a nice baby gift. :-)

ElisabethAndrée said...

Pretty ripples, I love them! Well done to you! And I see those colorful mitts and beautiful socks.... I think I may say that you are talented and productive.

Sandy said...

Looks great, kids love having their very own "special" cloth. Great idea to use it that way given the size etc. Glad you signed up for Superpoints, I'm doing pretty well with it, hope you do too. Need to ask your first name, as 2 folks signed up this morning and I don't know who's who? You know we get to know each other by blog, or screen name and often the real name is unknown. lol

Pumpkin said...

That is so pretty! Despite the lightness of the fabric, I think that the stitch pattern would be so pretty as a baby blanket!

kathy b said...

Lovely work. I like the muted colors

Andria said...

I love it! I'm working on one of these (inspired by you) but I didn't do it right (that working into the back look I think) so I'll have to tear it out and start over. I want mine to be as pretty as yours!

Kepanie said...

OMGosh! I love the mini ripple! It reminds me of my blankie! These could be made for little kids as a lovey.

RobinBrz said...

I like the idea of mixing up the sc and dc - because I do get bored. I think the wide and narrow rows worked out really well, and will be an appreciated gift for a new baby!

Nic said...

I love ripples...always so cheerful.

Natalie Buehler said...

Looks fantastic!
I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award (more info on my Blog).
Thanks for making surfing so worthwhile :-D
x

Wool Diaries said...

It's absolutely amazing. I am very jealous of the stunning weather you are having.

bookworm-Mary said...

This is so adorable! I wish I had thought of this as a ripple cure before I embarked on an 8 skein afghan!!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

That is very nice....I think they would make great gifts and I love your socks, can't wait to see them finished....and I've improved mightily on my face embroidery skills...thanks!

Dee said...

It would make a cute doll blanket too. Very pretty color combo.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's a very pretty stitch pattern!

WonderWhyGal said...

I love the colors you chose and the pattern.

HillyT said...

It's beautiful, I like that ripple pattern much better than amy of the others I have seen and you've made it really well. I'm off to look up more details...

autumngeisha said...

Very pretty colors! I just love those ripple stripes. Looks like a fun pattern to make, too.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It looks great and that is a super stash busting gift idea

AllyB said...

That's a great pattern! I've asked my daughter to knit some dishcloths for me since my birthday is slowly approaching. I would much prefer to get them as gifts than knit them myself, LOL Thank you for sharing.