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Old 06-20-2007, 12:01 PM   #1
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help with my ripple
I've been trying for years to figure out how to ripple, just the simple pattern, and it doesn't matter what I do, even had my Grandma watch me, one end always ends up short and the other end is long. my ripple sides of the afghan are always slanted, never straight like when I knit. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:32 PM   #2
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Are you trying to do a SC ripple or a DC ripple?

I allways sc or dc in next 2 st skip 1 ch then go on with the pattern.This gives you a strait edge.

these 3 here are great for learners

SC ripples
http://www.citiusa.com/ripple.html

http://www.needlenook.on.ca/free/nn113.pdf

DC ripples
http://home.att.net/~susanBinKC/patt...ml?ripple.html

round ripple
http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/angelcr...undripple.html
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either, single or double would be fine, I'd just tried single. I can't wait to try skipping one stitch, is that just on the first row or every row?
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:22 PM   #4
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Yes you do it on every row and always make sure you count up and down and that your st count is the same.

Im getting ready to start one using this Pattern and done in purples for my DD so if you need eny more help just yell,I have made so many of the ripples that i don't really even need a pattern eny more but it helps with color placement,im not the greatest at teaching but i can try.
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thanks, I think I'll start that one too. I'm using baby yarn, so hopefully it wont be sooooooo big. I'll start with either green or white and then in 2 weeks when (hopefully) we can see girl or boy then I'll add in some blue or pink or purple. Thanks so much for your help-I'm sure I'll be asking more as I get into it. I hope I can do it, I've tried off and on for years, and never heard to skip any except when you're making the valley.
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Thats great....i will have someone to work on it with.

To make it smaller for a baby just make it as big as you want on the frist row,always end on a down slope plus your skip 1 sc, sc in next 2 and leave the other chains unworked...they can be undone later.

Congrats on the baby!!
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I think whenthey have you chain one and then turn and sc in the next 2 stitches they forget to tell you to sk 1 then sc in the next 2 and then they do tell you to skip the next one. I guess I didn't think about it but you would normally skip that first ch that was your ch 1 on the last row...anyway now things seem to be working! thank you soooooooooo much for your help!
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