Building on the popular ripple stitch, this collection shows how to knit five complex-looking but simple-to-make blankets. The designs include afghans withcables, lace, multicolored stripes, and shade work. The projects use circular needles size seven through nine but are not knit in the round, while any worsted-weight yarn can be used. Ideal for any decor, these blankets also make great homemade gifts."