Sunshine and Ripples by Kimberly Gintar

Sunshine and Ripples

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
420 - 875 yards (384 - 800 m)
small and large
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Sunshine is the perfect pattern for one skein of variegated, gradient, or tonal sock yarn. The lace rays of sunshine add just enough interest while at the same time keeping the pattern easily memorizable.

Ripples is a lace-weight, larger version of Sunshine. The space between the lace rows gradually grows just as ripples on a pond.

The crescent form of both versions fits wonderfully on your shoulders and has nice, long tails which can be comfortably tied in place. They can both be easily adapted to any length of yarn.

Approximate dimensions after washing and blocking: Sunshine: 27 inches/69 cm deep and 38 inches/97 cm wide.
Ripples: 40 inches/102 cm deep and 52inches/132 cm wide.
Skill Level: beginner
Yarn: Sunshine: Approximately 399.6 meters (437.0 yards) fingering weight yarn; 1 skeins Nicole C. Méndez Merino Seide 50/50 in the color Pumpkin, or 384.0 meters (420.0 yards) madelinetosh tosh merino light in the color Dried Rose.
Ripples: 800 meters (874 yards) lace weight yarn; Bilum Hand Dyed Yarns Silk lace (traumseide).
Needles and notions: Sunshine: 32” or longer US 6/4 mm circular needles. Ripples: 32” or longer US 4/3.5 mm circular needles. Tapestry needle for sewing in ends.
Gauge: Ripples: For both versions: 20 sts per 4 inches/10 cm after blocking in stockinette stitch, although gauge is not important, but your final dimensions and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different.