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I finished the ripple blanket for Sammi just in time to give her before she jets off to Paris for a well-deserved holiday with her hubby (not that she would take it with her, but it seems that you should give someone their Christmas present before they leave the country, right?). I love how it turned out!

ripple blankie

ripple blankie

ripple blankie

Stretchy!

 

ripple blankie

 

I particularly like ripple blankets because my great aunt Bab made me and my brother ripple blankets when we were kids. I still have mine; turquoisey blue, white and dark brown stripes. It’s still one of my fave rugs to snuggle under.

If you want to make a ripple blanket, it’s super easy. You could follow Pip’s instructions or Lucy’s instructions or anyone else’s instructions. The nice thing is the basic pattern is easy to remember, and you can mix it up with whatever colours you like, fat stripes, thin stripes, no stripes, edging, no edging…whatever you like!

This one is made from 100% cotton yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills, which is lovely for an autumn/spring kind of lap rug. Now with all the leftover yarn in these lovely colours I’m going to make a lap rug for me – I think Pip’s Age Before Beauty blankie!