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:: A Vintage Fan Ripple Afghan! Oh my!


How are you? What have you been making? I’ve been making this! It’s a ripple stitch blanket, with added fans! OMG!  How pretty is this stitch?
Did you see this blanket on Smile and Wave a while ago? Ms S&W found it in a thrift shope and thousands of crochet crazy people across the internet gasped at its beauty.  I gasped.  Then I saved it to my desktop and it became my wallpaper as I spent ages trying to find the pattern. I tried to work it out myself, but I couldn’t get it right. Dang. (It’s the second one down in the photo collage above, I think it’s crocheted in cotton?)
Luckily, last week,  I found the pattern on Ravelry. Hurrah!  Ms Janis Cortese worked it out and uploaded it. You can see it here (if you are not a Ravelry member, it’s really easy to sign up and you get access to all kinds of good stuff!)  
SO I started making a lap blanket on Saturday. I will take some ‘proper’ photos later today, but for now, here are the Instagrammed ones!  I can’t stop looking at it.  It’s easy to make and it’s LOVELY and heavy and wavy. Swoon!

Thank you Smile and Wave!
Thank you Janis Cortese!
Thank you lady who made the original blanket (whoever you are!)

xx Pip

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  • Whimsy and Juno
    June 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Such a cute pattern! It looks a bit posh actually! Will have to give it a try myself one day soon.
    xoxo Lauren

  • Marthaamay O_o
    June 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    I might give this stitch a try, I really love it too. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  • Alexis
    June 18, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    WOW! This is so pretty, I wish I could crochet. I really do need to learn, because blankets such as this one you're working on would be great to have.

  • Pippa
    June 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    That's a lovely stitch! And your blog is looking pretty swish, I love the changes, nice work!

  • robyn
    June 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Pip this is just beautiful – thanks so much for sharing with us all. I can't wait to get started on my own one.

  • Alessandra
    June 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    really gorgeous!!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  • Amanda
    June 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    I was just looking at this pattern yesterday and saved it in my favourites, looking good Pip 🙂

  • Robert Dulaney
    June 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    ohhhh! so classsy! i can't wait to see the finished blankie!

  • Brave New Fiona
    June 18, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Aww Pip, your enthusiasm is infectious! I'm liking your choice of colours too. I always leave yours feeling happy or reflective. Have a happy monday sweets. xx Fi

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