Stripes Are Boring/ Kits in Chunky Mochi

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Neptune Rainbow
Neptune Rainbow
Ice Wine
Ice Wine
Fog Bound
Fog Bound
Autumn Rainbow
Autumn Rainbow
This one, and each of the remaining photos, shows Abbey's original piece.
This one, and each of the remaining photos, shows Abbey's original piece.

These are so much fun -- we just had to bring them back!


Sometimes it is great to have a moderately simple pattern to knit in a design that still is intriguing enough to keep one's interest.

Stripes Are Boring (by Abbey Phelps of Blackberry Knits) is one of these -- a marvelous play on short rows. Quite portable (well, there are no beads to get lost for one thing) and sure to keep you involved in the process. Not to mention a fantastic finished piece.

Abbey wrote:

I wrote this pattern because, well, stripes are boring. Using short rows you will create a “landscape” and add interest to an otherwise plain stockinette pattern.

This pattern gives straight forward line by line instructions that will teach you this method. By the time you are done with this easy wrap you will know how to modify it to make what ever project you want.

Use any yarn that will block easily and the needle appropriate for that yarn.

Use it to make anything from a pot holder to a shrug.

Have fun and be creative.

We did not bring in the exact yarn that Abbey used for her original.  Hers were Wisdom Yarns, Poems Chunky, which has long color repeats that is perfect for this piece. Each skein of that has 100 grams (3.5 ounces) with 100 meters (110 yards) of 100% wool.

What we have is Chunky Mochi, from Crystal Palace, also a lovely yarn with looooong color runs.  Made up of  80% Merino/ 20% Nylon,  this is a single ply with slightly thick/thin variations.  With 49 yards (45 meters)/ 50 grams balls, it is a perfect substitute.

Four skeins are needed for this scarf and so 4 skeins is what each kit will include.

We brought in a number of colorways (though limited quantities of each) as Crystal Palace had a wondrous sale going on which we (ahem!) took great advantage of.  I love to play with colors and just could not let these go by.  And as always, we pass the savings on to you as well. 

You can see our yarns in all five colorways in the inset photo on the top picture and again below that. 

1.  Neptune Rainbow:  cool colors, with blues and purples and some green as well. 

2. Yosemite:  warm tones, blending golds of varying tones into ambers and orange, through rust into deep brown.  

3.  Ice Wine:  a favorite of mine, this one plays with various greys and moves into pinks and rose. 

4.  Fog Bound:  a wondrous play on neutrals, with grays from cloud to silver to fog to a rich midnight blue, with charcoal and raven black as well. 

5.  Autumn Rainbow:  bright and happy, this is a song to our favorite season with greens into colds into oranges and reds. 

Make your choice of colorway from the drop-down menu labeled "Choose".

Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.  We have a second drop-down menu labeled "Pattern."

I know some knitters might already have this or prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Abbey via her Ravelry web page. In this case, set our drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed." 

Or if you would like a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that. We also can email the pattern to you via email. It is not automatic and we generally send you the pattern right before shipping your order.  


What a marvelous wrap! This will truly turn heads.