First of all, let me just say how much I love self-striping yarn. It’s so pretty and takes the work out of weaving in all the ends. It’s kinda lame that the best self-striping yarns all seem to be available in the UK and not in the US. Yes, I know you can pay to have them shipped here, but the shipping literally costs more than the yarn itself and I just can’t bring myself to pay for it. I’m in love with the Ice Yarns Magic Light yarn. One of these days I’m going to splurge, just not today.
I follow Loobys Loops on Facebook. She always has the best color combinations and designs. Recently she posted her version of the Lacy Round Ripple Blanket using a self-striping yarn and I was hooked….literally.
I set out to find a yarn that would be comparable. It wasn’t an easy task. Of course it doesn’t help that the only craft store I have close is a Joann’s Fabrics and it’s not a full store, just a small version of what the larger stores are. I did come across something I thought might work though and so far I have to say I’m loving it. I found Lion Brand Baby Soft in Circus Print.
I’ve just finished the first of the three balls of yarn I bought and I really like the effect it’s making. I wish the lengths of color were longer, but it’s still making a nice effect.
So, one ball done and it’s measuring 24 inches from point to point.
I’ve never made a circular blanket before but I kinda like it!
Oh, one last thing. I attempted this patter first just by reading the pattern, which I’m pretty good at and I struggled. This is not a pattern for beginners at all. I was lucky to find a youtube video showing how to get started. Once you get the hang of it this blanket works up really easily. Here’s a link to the video!