I Can't Ripple!
...but I can do a chevron stitch - well kind of.
It may be a little wonky with too many stitches in some places and not enough in others - I'm useless at keeping track! But basically it looks how I want it to and having a love affair with most things from the 70's (1970's that is!) I'm really liking the way this zig zags in a ziggity zaggity kind of way rather than all ripply- even that sounds like something from a children's programme from that era to me.
Anyhow, don't get me wrong I love ripples I really do and gawd knows how many times I've tried and given up. But it's that blooming first row that always gets me. I just cannot seem to get my first row to look remotely half decent or even.
I have wondered (as you do) if I did my foundation row then my first row as a row of plain double crochet and then start rippling on the second row - would that work?
I think if I was started off on the first two rows then I'd be OK.
Hey, ho for now though I will continue merrily zig zagging away to my hearts content.