I love this time of year. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are starting to turn, the Halloween decorations and pumpkins are all out at the local stores and I start to think about making sweaters and hats and other cold weather items for my family. This year, it is I who need a sweater. I really want to crochet one. My idea is to make a drapey ripple cardigan for myself.
I already have most of the yarn I’ll need in my stash. I’ll be using Red Heart Super Saver, since I need it to be washable and I’ll use a J hook because I want it to have drape.
There are so many factors to consider:
What colors will I use…
What pattern will I use…
Will I start with a foundation double crochet, or will a chain be sufficient?
These are the colors I settled on, and, possibly, the pattern….
A ripple cardi would be fun, not to mention, ambitious, as I have never made one before.
These colors are, from top to bottom, Medium Thyme, Soft White, and Buff.
Who knew there were so many ways to make a ripple? Deciding which one to use has been challenging…lots of swatches. The pattern in this photo is drapey, but that is hindered somewhat by the rows of single crochet (white). I think I will try that section using half doubles and see if it makes a difference. I considered, also, working stitches in back loops only to give a ridged affect…what are your thoughts?